devopsdays Geneva - Propose
Call for proposals opens Monday, Jun 7, 2021.
Call for proposals closes Friday, Oct 15, 2021.
Selected proposals will be announced on Monday, Nov 15, 2021.
How to submit a proposal: Fill the Form Only if cannot use the form send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following information:
- Type of talk: Talk 30 min + Open Session 30 min, Talk 30 min or Open Session 45 min
- A title of less than 250 characters (can be tweeted)
- A summary of 100-150 words max. (will be in the program and the website)
- A sentence about you (will serve to introduce you)
- A photo of you (to be on social networks) - with your agreement of use (optional)
- If you have filmed presentation please give us the links
- Please explain in which way your presentation helps people keep up to date in our ever changing world
- Please share a concrete benefit (Take away) for people taking part to your presentation
Choosing talks is part art, part science; here are some factors we consider when trying to assemble the best possible program for our local audience:
- broad appeal: How will your talk play out in a room of people with a variety of backgrounds? Technical deep dives need more levels to provide value for the whole room, some of whom might not use your specific tool.
- new local presenters: You are the only one who can tell your story. We are very interested in the challenges and successes being experienced in our local area. We are happy to provide guidance/coaching for new speakers upon request.
- under-represented voices: We want to hear all voices, including those that may speak less frequently at similar events. Whether you’re in a field not typically thought of as a technology field, you’re in a large, traditional organization, or you’re the only person at your organization with your background, we are interested in your unique experience.
- original content: We will consider talks that have already been presented elsewhere, but we prefer talks that the local area isn’t likely to have already seen.
- no third-party submissions: This is a small community-driven event, and speakers need to be directly engaged with the organizers and attendees. If a PR firm or your marketing department is proposing the talk, you’ve already shown that as a speaker you’re distant from the process.
- no vendor pitches: As much as we value vendors and sponsors, we are not going to accept a talk that appears to be a pitch for your product.