Getting started with speaking

Birds of a Feather (BOF)
Methodology & Culture

Have you wondered what it takes to be a successful speaker? Where to start, which topic to pick, and how to deliver? You'll find answers to these questions in this session, delivered by experienced speakers.

Come learn why speaking is both fun and important. We'll give you tips on getting started, writing proposals, preparing for the talks, and to deliver a great presentation.

We'll share our experiences, what has worked, what has not, and provide some key take aways.

After this session, you'll be ready to start on your own journey to speak at technical events.

Audience Engagement, Presentation, Best Practices
Sharing Knowledge

Bert Jan Schrijver


Bert Jan is CTO at OpenValue in the Netherlands and focuses on Java, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Bert Jan is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rock Star speaker, Duke's Choice Award winner and leads NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code. Bert Jan is easily reachable on Twitter at @bjschrijver.