Hi E! :)
I usually work on my keynote talks with the organizers but make sure it's a big enough idea that is relevant to the entire conference.
I used to reach out to conferences but now they just reach out to me.
I choose my topics based on what I'm excited about - the only way to choose talks.
Well... I go to very targeted confs so I usually apply what I'm talking about to the actual technology.
If I find a product or project amazing, then I'll talk about it! :)
I try to spend about 20-30% of my time on learning new tech or working on talks and speaking. I just block it off bc it's important to me - though I should do this with working out too dangit !:)
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