Here is some feedback and testimonials from our members.
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I have started speaking in other Java User Groups
“This group has given me immense confidence to bring out a better version of myself. I have got feedback about my talk from some of the best speakers in the industry along with mentoring support. The Q&A sessions are invaluable in terms of learning from others who have been through the same journey already. Everything is recorded, so you can listen to it in your own free time. I have also been getting help with networking and have started speaking in other Java User Groups. I have been advocating this group to all my friends and colleagues!”
Lakshmi MadhavaRao – Tesco
…an excellent place to start
“This group has started me on the road to being more confident in public speaking. Even just doing small talks has improved my confidence and also made me question and re-affirm my own knowledge. The feedback has always been constructive and helpful. It’s a friendly group and an excellent place to start for getting in front of people and improving yourself!”
Chris Melikian – Mizuho
I’m so glad I joined…
“I’m so glad I joined the aspiring women’s group. It’s been a great opportunity to learn from a lot of well respected and knowledgeable people in both tech and public speaking! Since joining the group I’ve ventured into doing more tech talks and I’ve received some extremely useful feedback. I’m really looking forward to giving more talks.”
Riyanat Shittu – Yoox-Net-A-Porter
learn from their experience, and be inspired by them
I really enjoyed yesterday’s Q&A session with Maria. Thank you very much for giving us privileged access to other women in the technology industry, get to learn from their experience, and be inspired by them.
Solange U. Gasengayire – Codurance
…I can’t wait to get on a stage.
“It’s given me loads more confidence – it’s one thing for your friend and mentor to tell you that you’re good at this stuff, it’s another thing to hear it from external parties who aren’t as invested in me. I can’t wait to get on a stage.”
Helen Scott – Jetbrains
…I have also enjoyed the mentorship scheme
…a great way to jumpstart your speaking journey
…an amazing opportunity on my journey to my first conference slot.
…focused practise, immediate feedback during Q and A and expert-led post-speech seminar
…if Tech is your sector, this is the place for you.
…the aspiring speakers community is supportive and empowering.