You Got This! can only happen because of our wonderful contributors. There are three ways to contribute: speak at an event, write articles, or becoming a sponsor.
We welcome all topics related to core skills. If topics are related to technical implementation, this isn't the place for them. We prefer to not accept content that focuses on "my story" unless it has generalized key insights that our audience can find value in. We also do not accept product pitches.
At this stage, we also look specifically for new topics, so please take a look at our library before reaching out. Over time, we expect to have multiple pieces of content on the same topic with different context and points of view.
It is incredibly important to us that speakers and writers are paid for their time, although we also offer the option to donate your fee towards You Got This! running costs.
We support first-time and experienced speakers alike. If you need extra support to create or practice your talk we are here for you, however it is expected that talks are delivered live as questions follow immediately after.
Our seasonal meetups run every three months and have 10 minute talks followed by 5 minutes of curated questions from the audience. Our annual special meetup focuses in-depth on a specific topic and has 15 minute talks followed by 5 minutes of curated questions from the audience.
For meetups, we pay speakers £50 for their time. Talks are delivered live, and it is expected that speakers will take one 30 minute call before the event to discuss content and do a technical test.
If you are interested in speaking at a meetup, please share your idea! It does not have to be polished or final - we can work on your idea together.
Our annual January conference has 20-25 minute talks with 5-10 minutes of curated questions. Talks are selected through an open talk-submission and blind-review process. Talks are delivered live, and it is expected that speakers will take two 60 minute calls before the event to discuss content and do a technical test. We pay speakers £150 for their time.
From mid-2022, we are starting our writing program which will publish a new article every fortnight. Articles should be 1500-1700 words, and be exclusive to this website (not posted fully elsewhere). We pay £150 for an article, or 50% of the sponsorship we raise - whatever is higher.
If you are interested in writing, then please email us so we can discuss.
Surplus funds go towards ongoing running costs of You Got This! Any further additional funds are put towards the next inclusion programme we run (generally providing free tickets to our paid workshops before conferences).
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, check out our sponsorship info page.