Speaking: Pick a Vague and Specific Title for Your Talk

Your title should be both vague and specific. A vague title offers you a lot of flexibility in altering the content of your talk as conditions change without betraying the expectations of the audience based on the materials published earlier. But if your title is too vague (“Stuff and Junk”) people won’t be excited for your talk, and you’ll lack an audience entirely or won’t make it through the CFP process at all. Be specific about the frame of the talk, but leave the details vague.

 

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Hilary Mason

Hilary is a Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners. She is also a Scientist Emeritus at bitly, co-founder of HackNY, co-host of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor.

Previously, Hilary served as Chief Data Scientist for bitly. She also served on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Technology and Innovation Advisory Council.

Additionally, Hilary currently serves as an advisor to several NY startups including knod.es, collective[i], MortarData as well as DataKind, a non-profit that brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations. She has served as a mentor to Betaspring, the Providence Rhode Island-based start up accelerator, and TechStars New York. Hilary earned her BA in Computer Science from Grinnell College.

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