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Devoxx UK Call for Papers, New Speaker Mentoring & Buddies Scheme

Devoxx UK returns to London May 11th & 12th, 2017. We want you, the developer community, to help make it amazing again. The Call for Papers is open and we want to share valuable knowledge and precious experiences, making everyone better informed.

Submit today!

Do you have any insights and ideas for sessions? You can check our youtube channel and see the talks given last year for inspiration.

Talks can be in the form of a Conference Session (a 50-minute in-depth talk), a 2-hour Hands-on Lab, evening BOFs or 15-minute Quickie sessions.If you are new to public speaking and don’t want to dive straight into a main conference talk, lunchtime Quickies are a great option. Alternatively, consider pairing up with a colleague and giving a joint presentation.

But I Haven't Done a Conference Talk Before

If you have a great idea for a conference talk, but haven't given one before, sign up for the New Speaker Mentoring program. We will pair you up with an experienced speaker, who will advise you on your proposal before you submit it. 

If your proposal is accepted, they will dedicate time to you every month, and in the crucial run up to the conference. Their role will be to advise you, give you valuable feedback and hear previews of your talk before you present it. They will also be on hand just before your talk, and during it so you will have a friendly face in the audience.

You can add your name to the New Speaker Mentoring program by registering here.

I’m Ready to Submit Right Now

Check out the tracks you can submit talks in here.

Then spread some Christmas cheer to our Program Committee by submitting a talkSend some of your insights, hopes and dreams our way.
 
Buddy up
 
As well as submitting a proposal for a talk, you can join the Buddies Program. Brain child of Java Champion Linda van der Pal, this aims to pair up new conference attendees with more experienced attendees. Whether you are a Devoxx expert or novice, why not share your time and help to truly enrich the conference experience.
 
Thanks and we hope to see many of you at the event next year.
 
 
The Devoxx UK Team

Female spakers wanted at JFall

Last year at JFall I gave an ignite talk about Sketchnoting. It wasn't until after the conference that I realized I had been the only female speaker at the event. 5 minutes of presentation by a woman at a conference with about 40 hours worth of content. Knowing very well that this was no deliberate discrimination by the organizers, I determined to do something about it. So this year I have joined the program committee and have set myself the goal of 10% female speakers. I counted 55 names on the program last year, so that would amount to only 5 or 6 female speakers. Surely that should be attainable.

So help me reach my goal by flooding the CFP with proposals this year, as soon as it opens. It's supposed to open on the 16th of June, so I'm giving you a head start to think about your subjects. 

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Entry level presentations are perfectly fine. Lots of people have never started with that one technology you have worked with.
  • Feel free to submit several talks. If you only want to give one talk, just let me know, and I'll make sure the rest of the committee knows as well.
  • Talking in front of a crowd is scary, but you have to know that the audience wants you to succeed. They have come to learn, not to gloat about your incompetence. Just think about yourself for a second when you visit a conference, you didn't come to gloat either, did you? Most people are there for the same reasons. :)
  • You can always submit a talk together with somebody else. In that case you can back each other up.
  • There will be several different formats of talks from an ignite talk to a hands on lab so maybe a shorter talk will suite your topic more. (But beware that the ignite talk is in my opinion the hardest format of all, despite it's short length!)
  • Talks at jFall are both in Dutch and English so feel free to select the language you are most comfortable with.
  • Drop us a line if you want some help with your proposal or want to practice your talk in front of a small group.