June 15th - 18th
325 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL

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Join us for 4 intense days of workshops, seminars, and talks.

Let's build the blueprint that will take your career to the next level!

Childcare Available!

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Empowering women developers to become thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors.

Write/Speak/Code, an international organization dedicated to providing skill-building and inspiration for women technologists, will bring its annual conference to Chicago, June 15-18. Tickets, including student and low-income options, are available.

This event is open to all who identify as women. Childcare and Ramadan accommodations will be provided.

By the end of this intensive 4-day conference, each attendee will possess and polish the skills to fully own their expertise as thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors.

This year's keynote speakers include: Trans*Code's Naomi Ceder, Annyce Davis (Google Developer Expert), Julianna Rusakiewicz, Alex Qin, Fureigh (Code for America Fellow), and Open Source for Women's Coraline Ada Ehmke.

The curriculum covers topics from giving and receiving feedback to self-care and connects each attendee to mentors in the areas of writing, speaking, and several languages of code.

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More about our days

Day 1
  • Get over your Imposter Syndrome and learn to Own Your Expertise
  • Write a draft of a blog post
  • Generate a list of 20 topics you can talk or speak about
Write Day
Day 2
  • Write a talk proposal & receive feedback from conference organizers
  • Create slides for a talk
  • Give a tech-related talk to supportive peers & mentors
Speak Day
Day 3
  • Learn the ins & outs of git, Github, and open source
  • Publish an open source project
  • Contribute to an existing open source project
Code Day
Day 4
  • Learn the ins and outs about Salary Negotiation.
  • Hear one woman's story about having a baby and continuing development.
  • Help yourself by understanding a better way to hold your posture while working.
  • Attend a workshop on Emotional Labor and how to handle that in your career.
Self-Care & Career Day

About our Tracks

Our "first-year" track is the same as we have done the past two years. We offer the day of hands-on training, workshops, and keynotes. This track is meant for people looking to get their feet wet in more advanced topics outside of your day job and help you learn about how to get more visibility.

After assessing a lot of feedback forour past attendees and Meetup members, our Alumna track is designed for women who may or may not have already attended our conference. Most importantly, we want to be able to offer mor e content to our attendees who already have a grasp of their expertise and are looking for more ways to influence their careers and community.

Some topics of our alumna track will cover include leadership, self-care, self-promotion, and advanced technical topics. On the second day we’ll dive into brainstorming, pitching, and planning a project of your choice — either independently or with a small group of other women in a collaboration. By the end of the third day, you will give a 3 minute pitch to talk about your project. Throughout the 3-day conference, you’ll hear from industry-leading speakers who will help you form your own ideas to help you reach your entrepreneurial and development goals.

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