Codemotion Amsterdam will take place on May 8-9 2018.
Call for Papers deadline: December 11, 2017.
Depending on the amount and the quality of the submissions, the conference agenda will be live presumably in February. Apply now or read the guidelines below to craft the perfect application!
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2018 CONFERENCE TOPICS
We are looking forward to your applications related to the following topics:
Cloud & Serverless
Diversity in Tech
Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome, provided that they are relevant or inspirational for the tech community.
Codemotion Amsterdam has drawn about 800 attendees in 2017, and we are expecting nothing less for 2018. Most of them are experienced IT professionals.
Our audience generally breaks down into:
- 30% CTO and tech leads
- 45% Senior Developers
- 15% Junior Developers
- 10% Students
What do our attendees look for?
Since our conference attracts developers, IT professionals and tech lovers with diverse professional backgrounds and levels of experience we are looking for talks which provide them with:
- Showcase of technical excellence, latest research and cutting-edge technologies
- Hands-on knowledge that could be useful for their job
- Best practices and case studies that can help them become better developers
- Code! Remember to show some lines of code and some demos
- Inspirational talks and visions on how technology is shaping the future
- Talks with great contents, which do not hold a hidden marketing pitch
Codemotion talks are sorted in 4 levels:
- Beginner: Introductory talk on a cutting edge technology/framework/language etc. Keep always in mind, even when you are delivering a beginner session, that your audience is going to be made up of IT, experienced professionals: so avoid presenting the very basics of your topic.
- Intermediate: A detailed analysis on some aspects of well-known technologies, issues, topics.
- Advanced: A deep dive talk for a keen and skilful audience. This is the talk you’d wish to attend to learn something new on your key topic.
- Non-technical – a wide-ranging and far-reaching proposal on cross-cutting themes: personal career experience and points of view will be highly appreciated.
Our attendees are very demanding: they expect to boost their knowledge by attending our conference, so please try to uplift the level of your talk, when you submit an intermediate/advanced session, as well as a beginner one.
The audience of our tech conference is getting more and more international and skilled every year: our main aim is to offer them a real opportunity of growth in a multicultural oriented environment. Keep this in mind when you choose the level and the language of your paper proposal.
Codemotion format is made by several parallel tracks: each session, keynote included, is 40 minutes long.
We usually receive an average of 300 proposals: we choose the best 60 to complete the Codemotion Amsterdam agenda.
The incoming proposals are collected through a public call for papers and they are evaluated separately by both tech communities and our Program Committee.
The agenda is created by the Program Committee, on the basis of the outcome of the voting process and the topics chosen for the agenda.
All speakers who have applied will be contacted via email: the selected ones about two months before the conference, those who were not selected about one month before the conference.
We do appreciate novelty and real case studies: consider what could be useful to our audience, according to your experience. Also, if you want to present a talk you have already delivered elsewhere, try to add a twist, a fresh touch.
Title your talk
The title of your talk is probably the hardest part of your application: it should immediately grab the attention of the attendees. Keep it short, memorable, compelling, with a touch of personality, easily hinting at what it refers to. Be specific about your talk focus.
Culture & Language
In case you are giving a talk in a place where the dominant language or culture is not your own, we recommend to find someone who could represent your ideal audience in order to review your talk and slides to avoid things that would be inappropriate or not understood by the attendees.
If you are not sure how to craft the perfect application or how to deliver a session that rocks, feel free to contact us: our Program Committee or community members will be glad to provide feedback.
INVITE A SPEAKER
Codemotion is always eager to meet new talented speakers. If you are in touch with someone who might bring value to our conference, please extend them our invite to apply for our Call for Papers.
VIDEO & SLIDES
We will record and share on our media channel sessions, slide decks, live demos, pictures.
We will also upload on our Slideshare channel the slides of all the sessions.
We hope you agree with us, otherwise, let us know, we will work things out.
We are really committed to creating the most inclusive tech conference ever, hence we do support applications from underrepresented groups. Check out our code of conduct.