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Talks Given In 2023

Rachel Speaking At DUUGFest 2022

Speaking At DUUGFest 2022

If you would like to get in touch about speaking, please email me at hello@rachelbreeze.dev

This page lists all the talks given by me in 2023.

2023


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Umbraco Community Day: Escaping The Developer Rut

Location: Online hosted by Umbraco Community Day

It's all too easy to feel like you're stuck in a rut as a developer and as Ellen Glasgow once said "The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions".

In this talk we will explore how to escape the feeling you're stuck in a development rut without changing jobs or roles; and have fun doing so.

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Umbraco UK Festival - Escaping the Developer Rut

Location: London

It's all too easy to feel like you're stuck in a rut as a developer and as Ellen Glasgow once said "The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions".

In this talk, we explore the tools we have as developers to lift ourselves and our colleagues out of the feeling of being in a rut. As well as exploring ways we can use our development skills and knowledge to inspire the next generation and lift ourselves out of the rut that way.

Note: The speaker is not a trained therapist or career adviser and the talk is based on Rachel's experience.

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Manchester Tech Festival - From Meetup Attendee To MVP

Location: Manchester

Manchester Tech Festival is a celebration of Manchester city's thriving tech community.

This is the story of how, attending meetups and being involved in the Manchester Tech community helped the speakers gain confidence. Phil Whittaker and I will explore what motivated them to join a meetup, and see how they went from shy meetup attendees to Umbraco MVPs (most valued person).

More information on the festival is available here https://www.manchestertechfestival.co.uk/2023-festival/ 

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DDD East Midlands - Accessibility: Building and Deploying Accessible sites

Location: Nottingham

DDD East Midlands is an inclusive, not for profit technology conference promoting collaboration and the amazing tech community in the East Midlands. 

Accessibility and inclusive design benefits all users; building accessible products and services isn't just a checkbox exercise or a legal requirement, it makes them inclusive. This talk will explore an approach to building websites that helps ensure that they are accessible from the start. From design and build to deployment. The talk will focus on the development and build approach, looking at the functionality available in Visual Code and Visual Studio to provide automated accessibility testing. There will also be a demo of tools available in Azure DevOps to help test accessibility as part of the process. We will also understand why automated testing only forms part of building accessible sites.

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DUUGFest 2023 - Accessibility: Building and Deploying Accessible Sites

Location: De Fabrique - De perserij - Utrecht.

Accessibility and inclusive design benefits all users; building accessible products and services isn't just a checkbox exercise or a legal requirement, it makes them inclusive. This talk will explore an approach to building websites that helps ensure that they are accessible from the start. From design and build to deployment. The talk will focus on the development and build approach, looking at the functionality available in Visual Code and Visual Studio to provide automated accessibility testing. There will also be a demo of tools available in Azure DevOps to help test accessibility as part of the process. We will also understand why automated testing only forms part of building accessible sites.

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London Global Azure Days Bootcamp 2023 - Accessibility: Building and Deploying Accessible Sites

Accessibility and inclusive design benefits all users; building accessible products and services isn't just a checkbox exercise or a legal requirement, it makes them inclusive.

This talk will explore an approach to building websites that helps ensure that they are accessible from the start. From design and build to deployment.

The talk will focus on the development and build approach, looking at the functionality available in Visual Code and Visual Studio to provide automated accessibility testing.

There will also be a demo of tools available in Azure DevOps to help test accessibility as part of the process. We will also understand why automated testing only forms part of building accessible sites.

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Meetups:

  • .Net Liverpool - Building And Deploying Accessible Sites
  • Dot Net North - Escaping the Developer Rut
  • Umbraco Manchester - From meetup attendee to MVP. Talk with Phil Whittaker