On August 31st 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm EST, practice bragging about your project alongside a supportable community.
Sign up is first come first serve in #demos or DM me with your topic @herlifeinpixels. We’re aiming for at least 5 demos. Anyone is welcome to join in to listen and offer feedback. Shoot me your email for an invite to Google Hangouts.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR WORK & PROCESSES
In an ideal world, the quality of a person’s work could speak for itself, but this isn’t the case for underrepresented folks whose experiences are often overlooked and underestimated. One way to show the industry our value is by getting good at framing what we do and being proactive at giving ourselves credit.
For a long time in my career, I’ve struggled with talking about my work. People who know me would often say “you’re experienced, Hannah!”. Yet even at times when I felt confident, I couldn’t articulate what made my work special in situations that mattered. The pieces started clicking when I gained interest in public speaking. I learned that I had to be more proactive in building a narrative around my work. The more I asked around, the more I saw that my peers, especially women of colour, were also facing this challenge. So let’s share some awesome projects and help raise each other’s voices with practice! 🙂
NOT SURE HOW TO GIVE A DEMO?
1. Define the project. What made you work on this?
2. Walk through what you did, how it’s built. Why did you make these decisions?
3. What was the result? Share a prototype!
4. What did you learn? What are some best practices we can take away from? What will you do differently next time?
5. [optional] How can we as a community help you?