Last updated 19 January 2015

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Driven has put together a package deal for international speakers that would like to visit South Africa and run workshops.

The offer has evolved from a structure we have used for several people already (Rinat Abdullin, Vaughn Vernon, Greg Young). It is as follows:

Heuristics for speaker/topic selection

  • Workshops must be of interest to those working in software development fields
  • Workshops should be principle based (how/when/why), not strictly practice based (what). For example a workshop on TDD would suit, a workshop on xUnit would probably not.
  • Confirmation of workshop is dependent on sufficient bookings being placed to cover costs.

You (Speaker) Provide

  • Workshop topic
  • Date(s) you are available
  • Minimum & maximum number of people in the workshop

We (Driven) Provide

  • Turnkey running of the workshop, from marketing to bookings to venue etc.
  • Booking of your accommodation over the period of the workshop
  • Personally meet you at airport and see you are safely returned for your next flight

Proposed Commercial Model

  • We collect all money from bookings locally
  • We deduct agreed expenses - flights, accommodation and food/drinks, venue costs
  • The remaining balance, if any, is shared half to the speaker and half to Driven

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, contact speakersafari@drivenalliance.com


(confession: the photo above was taken at our annual unconference not at a workshop. You’re welcome to come to that as well of course - in July)



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