Previous topics that I have given at events as well as future ones I'd love to share. These are by no means completely polished talks, I'm constantly working on them to make them the best that they can be!
First delivered in 2017 at GitHub Field Day. Also in 2018 at the Women in Tech Conference in Nottingham and 2019's at DWP Digital Voices.
Sharing stories is powerful. This is my story of my non-linear path into technology that first came about from a hobby. I share my struggles at school, confusion at university, inspiring discoveries, blockers and how you can kick-start your career - no matter who you are.
First delivered in 2017 at The University of Sheffield. Also in 2018 at Northern Power Futures in Manchester.
Having a good personal brand, especially in our growing digital world is increasingly becoming very important. Inspired by my placement year in communications as well as my growing social media presence, I share my story, why it is important to be on social media, the ways that you can improve your digital presence and why you should remain authentic throughout this.
First delivered in 2017 at the Sheffield Ruby User Group.
Using the example of Code First: Girls, I share the impact of communities and what we did with the local Sheffield student community to really make everyone thrive.
Ready, but yet to be delivered
I will be sharing my key learnings since that first day as a developer-intern-doing-a-biomedical-sciences-degree to today, as a digital engineering graduate 3 years on - from both an individual and organisational POV. My aim is to shed some light on the importance of cultivating an environment that welcomes newbies (or as I like to call them - the future…)
First delivered in 2019 at Ladies of Code Leeds.
Going from being productive, full of positive energy to cynical and lacking enjoyment from things I once loved… was tough to admit. Being in this industry with so many exciting things to learn and contribute to is incredibly exciting but has drawbacks too. We need to be aware of our capacities. I was experiencing burn out for the first time ever. In this talk, I will share my experiences with burn out on my mental health and the ways I eventually handled it before it went out of control.
Ready, but yet to be delivered
We all go through adversity and this is something we usually can’t change; it is what it is. But what isn’t fixed is how we react to it. I will be sharing my experiences and stories on failure, the lessons I learnt and how you can not only bounce back up but propel yourself in another direction: upwards.
First delivered in 2019 at BCS South Yorkshire Branch. Also 2019 at DevOps Sheffied.
I will be talking about the importance of diverse teams, using stories of how much of an impact this has had in my career so far and ways that we can together improve diversity and inclusion of the technical workforce.
Apparently this is what I look like when I'm in the zone
Thank you for having me on the 10 years of DevOps panel tonight @leedsDevops! As I said, it is more like 10 weeks of DevOps for me but it was a pleasure to be a part of and share my thoughts on all things DevOps. It was a lot of fun! 🙌🏼 #leedsdevops pic.twitter.com/YST0tHhWzi— Pauline P. Narvas (@paulienuh) 20 November 2019
Here at #locleeds — @paulienuh delivered a 🔥 talk on burnout - hitting hardddd.— Matt Burman (@_mattburman) 31 January 2019
Something myself and many in tech have experienced - so so important to be aware of for the well-being of yourself and your coworkers🧘♀️🧘♂️#burnout #tech #womenintech #BTConsumerGrads #meetup pic.twitter.com/SFMaaVKkTo
Our next panel is talking about career & confidence! @talielovett @helloxheather Suzi Dale and @paulienuh are talking about starting a new career in tech plus much more.#ReframeWIT #PositiveActionPositiveChange in partnership with @JawDigitalLTD pic.twitter.com/7WF6iviQJl— techreturners (@techreturners) 28 October 2019