Text By the Bay is a new applied NLP conference, held in the San Francisco Bay Area on April 24-25, 2015 for the first time. It is founded by the research engineers and data scientists of of SF Scala, the largest Scala developer meetup in the world, but it covers all languages, programming and human alike. The conference is strictly developer-centric and connects senior Scala developers, engineering managers, and startups building their businesses on Scala. There is no marketing talks at this conference: we prefer live coding and open-source code on the screen. We cut through all the buzzwords directly to working systems, working together. Text By the Bay is a new conference for NLP academics and practitioners held for the first time on April 24-25, 2015 in San Francisco. The key idea of the conference is to bring together the best academics creating open-source tools used in the industry with the best practitioners from startups and enterprises using it. We’ll share the best practices, toolkit considerations, performance tuning and everything else regarding
-- Named Entity Recognition
-- Question Answering
-- Sentiment Analysis
-- Search and Information Retrieval
-- Document Understanding
Text By the Bay is founded by SF Scala organizers who created Scala By the Bay and Big Data Scala, but this conference is not limited to Scala stack in any way — although we will have Scala stacks covered well. There will be folks doing NLP in Haskell and Python and Clojure, and the key focus will be on the problem area, startups driving the solutions, and research in the era of startups.
There will be three kinds of talks: 40 minute full ones, 20 minute half-length, and 10 minute lightning. Please indicate all formats that would work for you.
The proposals will be put to the early bird attendee votes, with the final program put together by the program committee based on the voting. Full-length speakers will be registered for free, and half/lightning talk speakers will receive substantial discounts. There’s no travel assistance in general, but if highly voted speakers on the program need it, we’ll provide it.
We are actively reaching out to encourage diversity. Speakers from groups underrepresented at developer/data conferences should apply and we’ll do everything to accommodate while upholding the high technical bar.
Thank you for submitting a talk proposal. We hope to see you by the bay, at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, next August!