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Maria Keenan

2019 JavaScript Conferences: 9 Top-Quality Options

With JavaScript, you can build memory games, dynamic data visualisations, and explosions, to name but a few use cases. 

A lot of these are the brain children of people with the urge to explore the quirky and quaint aspects of the language and its frameworks. Sometimes, though, people come together to talk shop about these applications. Namely, at JavaScript Conferences.

Events around the subject take place all over the world at different times of the year, and it seems like there are new installments to keep track of all the time. To help you get to know just some of these happenings in more depth. We've put together this resource: 

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Maria Keenan

12 of the Best Event Sponsorship Proposal Examples to Inspire Yours

According to EventMB, finding sponsors is the second biggest logistical challenge when it comes to organising events. 

Providing useful information as a magnet for potential sponsors is one approach through which many conferences have found success.  However, deciding what kind of information to include in a sponsorship proposal, and how to design it so that it's clear and appealing to your potential partners is a challenge onto itself. 

As such, we've scoured hundreds of conference websites to show you some best-in-class sponsorship prospectuses to help inspire your set up and hopefully help you boost the number of sponsorship requests you get. 

Here's a quick index of the conferences whose sponsorship proposals we'll be chatting about:

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Maria Keenan

30 Different Productivity Tools Over 30 Days (With My Honest Opinions) | Week 4

For parts one, two, and three of this productivity tools list and their corresponding reviews, please see here, here, and here.

If this is your first look into this list, I took on this 30 day challenge to try 30 different productivity tools in the hope of sharing the ones that were useful (and not so useful) for the event organisers that read this blog and, if that includes you, I hope it's helpful. Today, I'll be sharing the last week (and a bit) of the experiment. 

Here's the full list:

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Vicky Carmichael

What Does My Period Have to do With Work?

Tito recently introduced Period Days at work—an optional, but encouraged, extra paid day off each month for when you're on your period.

We're not the first company to do this. In fact, Japan has had a law since 1947 granting seiri kyuuka (“menstrual leave”) to women enduring painful periods. That said, Tito is the first —and so far only—company that I know of personally who’s doing something like this.

Previously, the only other period-at-work-related campaign I’d seen was Alice Bartlett’s Tampon Club. The idea: pop a load of sanitary products in the office bathrooms for people to use when they’re caught short while on their period. Simple but effective.

Paul first raised the idea of Period Days in our 1:1 call, prefaced by "there's something I'd like to introduce, but I'm not sure how it'd be received…" When he explained the concept to me and his thinking behind it, I told him Period Days got my vote.

We're a small team—just ten of us in total. And, being small, when we have an idea we'd like to implement, we're in the fortunate position to be able to just do it if people are generally in favour of it. Turns out people were (or at least no one objected), and so Period Days are now live at Tito.

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Maria Keenan

2020 Tech Events You Should Be Looking Into (Yes, We Know It's Early)

It takes a long time to plan a tech conference, but takes a long time to choose which tech events to attend, too.

Conference organisers are releasing details of their events earlier and earlier these days to give attendees a better chance to plan ahead and prioritise their networking and learning opportunities ahead of time. With that in mind, we wanted to share some fresh tech events that have recently released early details for 2020 to give you an insight into what opportunities are already available and to help you get your calendar in order as early as possible. 

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Annie Lowney

We'd love to have you at our inaugural workshop!

We have a beautiful product that makes organising an event easy. We take a lot of pride in what we do because we care about giving organisers and their attendees a delightful experience.

There is a lot of depth to Tito, in some ways we're a lot like In-N-Out Burger. Bear with me on this. There is so much that you can do with our product, but not everyone knows of all of it's capabilities.

We want to help our customers become power users of Tito; to get the most value out of the Tito tools, and to help make their events successful in any way we can. That's why we have created our first half-day workshop. It will take place on Thursday the 21st of March in Tito HQ in Dublin, and we still have some seats left.

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Annie, Maria & Vicky

There are 3 Inspirational Women We Need to Tell You About

Whenever you are blue or lonely or stricken by some humiliating thing you did, the cure and the hope is in caring about other people.

- Diane Sawyer

Today, we wanted to share some remarkable stories with you. Specifically, we want to talk about inspirational women that have impacted the way we work, think, and live.

Being inspired is an intimately personal thing, but we hope these reflections will help you to take some time to think about what drives you forward, and makes you tick.

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Maria Keenan

Testing 30 Productivity Tools in 30 Days | Week 3

For weeks one and two of this little experiment, you can go here and here respectively.

As the headline or a previous installment of this series might tell you, I recently decided to try out 30 productivity tools over the space of a month to provide our readers with honest feedback about how well they performed for me, and how well they fulfilled their purpose, whether that's streamlining a process or saving its users time.

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