Speak at Donut.js!
We are always accepting talk submissions. We’d love to have you!
🍩 When/where is Donut.js?
Usually it’s from 6–9pm on the last Tuesday of the month at Alchemy Code Lab (30 NW 10th Ave). See this month’s event page for details.
🍩 What should I talk about?
Here are some broad topics to consider:
CREATIVITY: Artful, creative, fun, funny software, hardware, and web projects.
COMMUNITY & SOCIETY: Where tech and people meet. How do they affect each other? What issues do they face? What deserves more attention? Who is doing important work, and why is it so vital?
TECHNICAL: A deep dive on a technical topic. A history lesson. A state-of-the-[technology] update. An introduction to a new or obscure piece of tech.
PASSION: Something unrelated to tech (…or is it?): Bees, gemstones, travel, robots.
You can visit donutjs.club/past-speakers to see what others have presented on.
🍩 Do I need to be an expert to talk?
Nope—we want everyone to participate. We strongly encourage first-time speakers and those who are working on their public speaking skills!
🍩 How long should my talk be?
🍩 What should I keep in mind when crafting my talk?
As a speaker, we encourage you to be thoughtful about the language and imagery you use in your talk.
Things that can make your talk more accessible:
☑️ Acknowledging privilege.
☑️ Acknowledging power dynamics.
☑️ Acknowledging historical context.
☑️ Avoiding othering language.
☑️ Adding trigger or content warnings when needed.
☑️ Having high-contrast slides with minimal, large text.
If it would be helpful, we would be happy to go over your talk before you present.
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First and last, unless you'd prefer for us to not publish your last name.
We will use this to communicate with you about your talk. We will not share it with anybody else or add it to any mailing list.
What personal pronouns do you use? E.g., she/her, he/him, they/them, ‘ask me’
What's the title of your talk?
You can change it later, and if you don't have a talk title yet, a placeholder is OK.
What is your talk about?
Please provide a short summary (3–4 sentences) of your talk. PLEASE NOTE: We will use this description, or an adaptation of it, in our emails to attendees and on Twitter to promote your talk at Donut.js.
When would you like to speak?
Please let us know if there are multiple months you'd be available to speak.
Are you local to Portland or able to get yourself here easily from a nearby area?
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to cover travel expenses.
Do you identify as part of a marginalized group?
We know this is a complicated and personal question. We ask because we strive to maintain a diverse lineup and center the marginalized voices in our community, and knowing about our potential speakers helps us better organize Donut.js.
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