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Call for Speakers is now open!
All experience levels and a wide variety of topics and formats are allowed
We’re using Sessionize to collect speaker submissions for the conference this year. Each speaker can submit up to 3 presentations and each presentation can apply for multiple time slots (5-10 minute, 15-30 minute, 45-60 minute). If you have a talk that can be adjusted for length, you can select each length with a single submission.
If you’re already ready to submit, visit the Carolina Code Conference 2023 Call for Speakers and get started! Submissions will be accepted through May 25th.
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A big aspect of this conference is supporting our developer community. While Sessionize is a great platform for talk submissions and conference planning on it’s own, it also encourages speakers to create a publicly visible speaker profile. Here’s mine as an example.
These profiles will make it easier for you to apply for future speaking opportunities at other events while augmenting your resume. We want to encourage you to begin building that profile and see where the journey takes you. One of the best things about this field is just how many people are constantly learning and sharing their discoveries. Embrace it.
When I finally started speaking at local meetup groups, it truly began a shift in my career. I met a lot of people, learned a lot of new things, got much more comfortable in front of crowds and eventually saw some transformative career opportunities unfold. I hope many of you choose to take your first steps in that direction with us too.
What kind of talks are accepted?
As a polyglot conference, we accept a very wide array of topics. In most cases, if you think it's interesting and relates to technology we probably will too! Make it weird if you want to as we're open to a wide variety of ideas.
If you have a talk related to a programming language that fewer people use, even better as we will try to avoid letting the conference agenda slant too far towards any one particular bit of technology.
If you have a talk about something that would apply to many different languages, frameworks, tools or technologies then that's game as well!
We will thoughtfully consider every submission.
Divisive topics related to technology, like Vim vs Emacs will gladly be entertained. Topics that are political in nature or otherwise divisive will not be considered.
How can I increase my chances?
We’re actively hoping to cross promote area meetup groups as a part of this conference, so if you’d like to represent one of them reach out and ask the meetup organizer to send me a note on your behalf.
Additionally, if you’re representing a conference sponsor we will certainly factor that in as well. While the conference is free to attend, it is not free to put on and we need sponsors to come through to make it happen. Sponsoring the conference does not guarantee a speaking position.
Ultimately, the final decision on conference talks will come down to the quality of the talk and submission. If you would like feedback on your submission, please make mention of it in the Notes to Organizer field and we may be able to offer some tips.
Talks will be recorded
We’ve just setup a YouTube channel that will be the future home of talks from the conference so that speakers and attendees can share with their colleagues. The goal is to help promote our speakers as well as generate interest in future conferences along the way. If any sensitive information is disclosed during the talk, either intentionally or unintentionally, we will see what we can do to make appropriate edits.
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