We love conferences, and who doesn’t? They’re a great place to connect with like-minded individuals.
Over the years as the Buffer team has grown, we’ve not only been attending more conferences, but we’ve started seeing more and more Buffer speakers as well.
Speaking has so many benefits for the Buffer team. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our teammates to work on skills they may not use at Buffer, like public speaking, and it’s also a way to give back to a community and keep sharing about Buffer’s journey. Of course, on the business side of things, conferences can be a nice way to gain more awareness of the Buffer brand.
We’re in a unique position at Buffer when it comes to conferences since we’re a remote team our teammates are speaking all over the world. In fact, there are six different countries on the list for the rest of this year, not to mention a remote conference that is accessible online.
With our community being all over the world as well, we thought this was a great opportunity to let everyone know when there might be a Buffer speaker near them.
In 2018 alone, we’ll have had Buffer speakers at over 30 events (so far), that number is up significantly from 2017 at 20. Part of this is because our team is growing and the other part is that we’ve had several teammates who joined, like Victoria and Joe, who were already active speakers prior to joining Buffer. Their passion for speaking has encouraged more people at Buffer to look into speaking for themselves.
Here are the conferences where you can find Buffer speakers for the rest of this year. This post will be updated as new conferences are added and older ones have already happened. Leave a comment below if you’d like to see something like this for 2019 as well!
Joe is speaking at DevFest Nantes 2018
October 18th, Nantes, France
Joe is sharing an introduction to Firebase MlKit and eager to help attendees integrate it into their production apps. If you get a chance to catch him at DevFest, a community event follows Google Developer Days, his session is titled “Machine Learning made simple with MLKit.”
Joe is speaking at Droidcon London
October 25th – 26th, London, UK
This will be the 10th Droidcon in London and you can catch our very own Joe there, he’s an Android engineer on the Buffer team and he’ll be speaking at two sessions. One about actions on Google and the other about wellbeing driven development. Join Joe and other leading experts in the Android realm to learn about their ideas and thought processes on all things Android.
Katie speaking at GeekySummit Calgary
November 16th – 17th, Calgary, Canada
GeekySummit is for anyone who wants to support others when it comes to technology and entrepreneurship, you don’t need to be a techie to attend, but anyone curious, brave, and supportive. Meet our Director of Engineering, Katie, at the event.
Katie speaking at SaaSNorth Ottowa
November 28th – 29th, Ottawa, Canada
This will be the third year of SaaSNorth, this program promises opportunities to grow, learn and meet funders, founders, executives, and our very own Director of Engineering, Katie.
Over to You
Are you able to make it to any of these conferences? Have you already seen someone from Buffer speak at an event near you? Let us know in the comments!
Would you like someone from Buffer to speak at your conference? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about availability.
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