Hi, I’m Son (ソン), software engineer @ Startup Studio, CEO Office.
As a title, I will share the story of my first chance of being a speaker at a tech panel discussion.
This march, our CTO Nakade was looking for a speaker for the webinar about How should engineers utilize design patterns effectively which was co-organized by Money Forward and Mekari. Even though I’m definitely not an expert in that field, I believe I have some valuable perspectives to offer, therefore I have voluntarily registered.
To be honest, that topic can be challenging for experienced engineers. This is not the kind of knowledge that you can absorb overnight but requires a certain degree of experience in the software industry.
I personally did some public speaking before in both Vietnamese and English, but never in the QA or Panel discussion, where speakers usually have a ton of expertise. Actually, except me, all other speakers attending that event are already the Tech Lead or Engineering Manager.
In addition, I had only one week for preparation from the day I told our CTO I’m going to the stage to give a speech.