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Fireside with Voxgig

Jan 2, 2019

In this episode, Richard speaks to Tanya Butenko, founder of NodeGirls, an organization for women and other gender minorities in the tech world. Tanya is a native Ukrainian who now lives in Australia.

She delves into the story of one of her first presentations. The topic of that presentation was a personal one that made her extremely emotional. She discusses why this topic was a bad choice for her first experience, not least because she did not have the strength to control her emotions on stage.

Tanya also describes what it was like to begin coding later in life, and what her first experiences in coding were like, especially live coding presentations.

Lastly, she emphasizes the importance as a speaker of picking conferences that chime with your personal ethical values, and conferences where you are going to have fun.

Learn more about Tanya here.

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