Another Rockin’ Codechix Event

We held our technical conference proposal workshop on Saturday, and it was a blast. We ate some delicious free food, listened to four great speakers, worked on our proposals and bios, networked, and had a great time.

Our first speaker was Xiaoyun Zhu (I was listening to her and forgot to tweet 😦 ). She explained the ins and outs of getting a scientific or technical research presentation accepted, and told us to keep trying if (when) it doesn’t get accepted the first time.

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Here’s our second speaker, Anne Holler. She’s explaining how to start with workshop proposals because they can be a more accessable point of entry.

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Up third was Akkana Peck, author of Beginning Gimp: From Novice to Professional. She had a lot of great tips on everything from being entertaining to making great slides.

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This is me. My hair is mashed down because I was wearing a mic around the back of my head. I didn’t use slides, because I was called to replace Rupa on short notice. It’s not the first time I’ve put together a talk with little preparation (shame on me!). It went well, though; the only downside was that I didn’t have my timing down, and I ran over time. I had a lot to say!

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The food at Codechix events is always delicious and abundant. This is one of our classics: lamb, chicken and veggie kabobs, rice (what do they do to it to make it so tasty??), fresh pita, and salad. Hope to see you there next time!

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