You can find a list of currently available talks on my portfolio, and a list of previous speaking engagements at the bottom of this page.
What you can expect from me as a speaker
- I will be prompt, prepared, and personable.
- I will bring my own laptop with an HDMI connector. I use Deckset and make all my slides available on Github.
- If you need me to use someone else's machine to present, I will use Google Slides.
- I will promote the heck out of your conference hashtag on Twitter, and encourage the audience to livetweet. I will livetweet any presentations I attend unless directed otherwise.
What I expect if I speak at your event
- Your event has a Code of Conduct and a team dedicated to enforcing it.
- Speakers are compensated if you charge attendees. I only speak without a fee at free community events.
- If I am on a panel, I will not be the only nonbinary person or woman. The panel will not be entirely white.
- If I am expected to present on a machine that is not my own, or your setup cannot accommodate an HDMI connection, you will give me at least one week's notice.
Jess Unrein is a Chicago based Software Engineer and a PyOhio organizer.
Jess Unrein is a Chicago based software engineer who helps organize PyOhio. They are also a writer, public speaker, and community organizer.
Jess Unrein is a software engineer with a passion for Python and community organizing. They are based in Chicago and they help organize PyOhio, the Midwest's largest Python conference. In their spare time they also write about tech on dev.to, give talks at local meetups, write zines, and hang out with their cats.
They originally studied Political Science and Music in college. After a brief stint with AmeriCorps and Mile High United Way, they attended Dev Bootcamp (RIP) and never looked back. Now they want to help other nontraditional learners succeed in the field of software development.
Previous Speaking Engagmenets
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|ChiPy January 2019||Three Python Nuances I Wish I'd Known Earlier||Chicago, IL||January 10, 2019|
|Dev Together Chi||Three Things to Learn the Hard Way||Chicago, IL||January 8, 2019|
|Women in Tech Breakfast||Panelist: Breaking into a new field as a woman||Chicago, IL||April 7, 2017|
|Celebrating Women's History Month: Empowering and Inspiring Lightning Talks||Nasty Woman or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being Abrasive||Chicago, IL||March 30, 2017|
|The Road to Code||Why Python?||Chicago, IL||May 24, 2016|
|A Day in the Life of a Jr. Web Developer||Panelist||Chicago, IL||July 2015|
|Write/Speak/Code 2017||Panelist: Invisible Illness in Tech||Portland, OR||August 26, 2017|
|PyOhio 2017||The Art of Mentoring and Being Mentored (because we are all always both)||Columbus, OH||July 29-30, 2017|
|Chicago Coder Conference||The Zen of Python In Practice: Balancing Idealism with Production Concerns||Chicago, IL||June 27, 2017|
|Codeland 2017||Write Your Resume Like a Fanfic (Workshop)||New York, NY||April 22, 2017|
|Women Techmakers International Women's Day Summit 2017||Panelist: Community Empowerment Through Technology||Chicago, IL||April 8, 2017|
|PyOhio 2016||Python Logging: A medidation on silent failures||Columbus, OH||July 30, 2016|