My first experience as a speaker

My 2 cents for speaking in front of a crowd…

For my 29th birthday this year, I tried something out of my comfort zone; speaking in front of a crowd… but not just any ordinary crowd, it was a bunch of people who shares the same passion as me. It was a great experience all round. At first it was nerve wrecking, the idea of sharing my experience and knowledge with people from the same industry. Many nights preparing, thinking about what to say, how to present and deliver my points across and then wondering whether people will be judgemental. At the end of the day, we are our own worst critic. It was exhilarating speaking up and realizing a lot of people have also gone through the same obstacles as me, understood where I was coming from and wanting to know about my journey.

Speaking at industry meetups are brilliant to share your ideas around. You may find that someone has already tackled a challenge you are experiencing and can give some valuable advice! Don’t be shy, I encourage all of you to try it 😉

Some photos of the night and my speech.

SydCSS - View from in front the crowd
SydCSS – View from in front the crowd
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Speaker for SydCSS June Meetup

Thanks to the encouragement of Fiona Chan, I have put my hand up to be a speaker for the June SydCSS meetup! What better than to share my experience and journey of frontend development in the last 5 years at hipagesGroup? It is all still a learning curve for me every day but I like it that way. Web development is ever-changing and evolving, how do we pick the ‘least wrong tool’? 10 years code, 3 frameworks, 1 developer… How do we move away from 10 years of legacy code? Counting down the days… ok I better go and get my slides ready now…