As a software engineer, I started out in a large defense company, done research at a major telecom, developed for a unicorn, and even created a new solution to fight financial crime. Each company had its own unique culture, products and management style. Like many of you - several times ideas I really believed could make a difference, got dismissed by my managers. At first I got frustrated. Then, I told myself they were short-sighted. Then, I quit. Luckily, I’ve learned that I’ve been pointing my finger in the wrong direction. It took me a few years to ask myself - what can I do differently to make my ideas succeed despite the initial and natural resistance to different ideas. Determined to find a way to push my next ideas past the resistance - “Go Public” was born; A popular meetup that enables anyone to practice the communication skills required to push their ideas forward.
Lightning Talk (5 min.)