Toptal Speakers Network Presents: TopTalks

Past Event
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 10:00 AM EST

About the Event

Join us for our next TopTalks event on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 10:00 AM EST hosted through the Speakers Network program at Toptal! TopTalks are short TED-style talks presented by Toptal experts. Each talk showcases a well-formed idea, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.

Come learn from fellow Toptalers, and if you’re up for it, give your feedback to help them improve! (Note: Rubrics will be provided at the event to all attendees who are open to sharing feedback. Or just come and learn something new!)

Speaker lineup:

Jenny Shen - 4 Surprising Things I Learned While Volunteering at a Global Women in Tech Organization

When Jenny started the Ladies that UX chapter in Amsterdam, little did she know it would later grow to be the biggest women in tech community in the Netherlands with more than 4000 members to date. In this talk, Jenny will share 4 surprising things she learned in her journey at Ladies that UX, as she grew from a chapter leader to a regional mentor, and finally, to a leadership team member at this global organization. You will learn about the unexpected challenges in global non-profit organizations and how one can hone their management skills in a volunteering role.

Vugar Rustamli - Citizen Development: Is It The Future of Development?

Citizen development is one of the most exciting and current business movements. It enables Project Managers and other change-makers to create applications using low-code and no-code platforms. In this talk, we will find answers to:

  • What is citizen development and why is it important?
  • What are the benefits of citizen development?
  • What is the role of citizen development in today’s business world?
  • What is the purpose of the Citizen Development Canvas?
  • How can low-code and no-code platforms change the business world?
  • What are the current and future opportunities for companies through the Citizen Development business movement?

Any Toptal Community member is welcome to present a talk. Are you interested in speaking at a TopTalks event? Sign up here or join #_prog-speakers-academy to stay up-to-date on all speaker training opportunities.

This event is only for talent in our network. To participate please RSVP here and look out for the link/password posted in our #_community-events channel on Slack and in the relevant local channel.


Kiran KhanBobby BahovVolkan AkVicky Sirwani
Ilya ErinShoaib MahmudAntonia McCulloughHazem KalliniVikas AgarwalTomasz Dąbrowski
Oscar Luiz Silva Neto
Devansh JainFotis RoutsisPage CarbajalDavid Ofiare
Mohamed BadawiSadiqul IslamJessica Pham

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