Public Persona

Last week I presented at the burgeoning and always enjoyable Sydney Technology Leaders Meetup on the (pre-selected) topic:

Public persona - How important is it to be involved in the community? Is speaking / attending meetups or conferences helpful? Is blogging, involvement in Open Source, or anything that gets notices outside of your office good? Necessary? Or just a distraction from delivering the goods where you are?

I was a last minute fill in for someone dropping out, so I only had a couple of days to prepare, but it’s a topic that I have a bunch of opinions on, so the prep was relatively easy.

I used Canva to create the slides, which was super simple (only complaint - 30 slide limit! And I had 33 slides).

Anyway, without further ado, I’m sharing the slides from my talk, with presenter notes included (because the slides won’t make sense on their own). Enjoy!