A case against showmanship

A session at eurucamp 2015

Saturday 1st August, 2015

5:00pm to 5:15pm (CET)

Every other company is looking for ninjas, cowboys or superheroes. Every other conference talk is full of jokes, puns, comedy skits and personality. Nowadays, conferences breathe showmanship, but in our need to be the best of the best, the funniest of the funniest, we are excluding others. When less than exceptional becomes not good enough, the barrier of entry goes up and it is the underrepresented groups that suffer. When did we start mistaking programming conferences for stand up comedy shows? Our drive to be edgy, exceptional, memorable or controversial too often ends up with distressed audiences and badly handled PR scandals. This talk’s aim is to reflect on how this is a problem, how we’re all losing and how the cult of the stage hero needs to stop.

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Marta Paciorkowska

Think: feminism, baking, veganism, coding, activism, poetry and sass. Currently into: @railsgirls_waw bio from Twitter

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eurucamp 2015

Germany Germany, Potsdam

31st July to 2nd August 2015

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Time 5:00pm5:15pm CET

Date Sat 1st August 2015

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