Call for Speakers
Welcome to the Call for Speakers for the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Developers Conference taking place July 13th & 14th, 2018 near Baltimore, MD. The call will end on March 31st at Midnight UTC so make sure that you get your submissions in early!
What We Look For
For Mid-Atlantic Developers Conference we are looking for a broad range of submissions covering a wide range of topics that are of interest to today’s computer developers. Examples include:
- Topics related to development: deployment, DevOps, databases, caching, performance, scalability, APIs, etc
- Non-technical proposals appealing to a tech audience: open source, leadership, mentoring, health, work-life balance, management, customer service, and more!
Given the nature of the event, extra emphasis will be placed on submissions that appeal to a larger range of developers, such as those that cross language barriers. While workshop submissions are allowed, based upon final scheduling concerns, we may choose to not include any workshops in the event this year.
We recognize the effort that goes into preparing a presentation and wish to support that. This is, however, our first year, and we have budget concerns. This year, we will be limiting our speaker package to the following, with hopes of increasing it in the future. We are offering:
- A free ticket to the conference
- One night’s hotel room (which includes breakfast, lunch & dinner for your stay)
Suggestions for Getting Accepted
We heartily suggest that you submit more than one proposal. Many speakers may be asked to present two talks due to budget. Therefore the more submissions you make, the higher your chances of being accepted. Make sure your talk title and description clearly define what attendees will learn in your session. Use your voice and express yourself to us personally. Include references to any previous presentation experience that you have.
A team of reviewers will be assembled from leaders in the development community. The team will review all submissions and rate them accordingly based on their quality and relevance. Upon completion, those ratings will be used to put together the best schedule we feel that we can. Our goal is to create a balanced conference with a cross-section of useful topics. We will be notifying our speakers in early April as we publish the schedule.
Code of Conduct
We do require all our speakers to follow our Code of Conduct. Please familiarize yourself with it.