If you would like me to speak at your event, I would be delighted so to do, but I do have a few guidelines:
- Your event must welcome everyone, no matter where they come from, nor the status of their protected characteristics.
- You must have a Code of Conduct and an assistance team. I can help you choose and adopt one; The Berlin Code of Conduct is a good place to start: indeed, you can adopt it unamended. I can also advise on convening an assistance team.
- If you record my talk, the video should be accessible without charge to everyone and may not be sold in any capacity.
- I will not provide my talk materials in advance (unless there are live translations, for example to sign language or to a non-English spoken language). I will offer my slides and code examples for you to share after my talk.
- I may present from my own laptop (HDMI from MacBook Pro) using my own slide template. Reformatting my slides to a new template is a lot of work.
- You must cover travel expenses and conference admission.
I will prioritise events that:
- record and publish the talk,
- pay for business class travel arrangements or offer an honorarium,
- make a significant and observable effort to promote diversity, such as offering reduced-rate admissions or working with groups such as #include <C++> to raise funds for travel expenses of under-represented attendees, or offering signing interpreters.
- are held somewhere easily accessible from London Gatwick (LGW) airport,
- include community-focused content such as lightning talks, open sessions, and panel discussions with audience questions.
Do keep in mind that:
- I can give more than one talk if you want to maximise your budget.
- I will be happy to mentor other speakers.
- My schedule starts to fill from about six months in advance
Right now, I’m talking about:
- New features for C++23 (particularly linear algebra and audio)
- Growing better programmers by mentoring your mentors (keynote)
- Inclusion and diversity in the C++ community
Of course, I am happy to speak on almost any topic you think I can effectively deliver to your audience.
(With thanks to Kate Gregory for her original template)