#PerfMatters 2020 Call For Presentations
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CFP IS CLOSED except for those REFERRED LATE VIA RECOMMENDATION
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#PerfMatters Conference (https://perfmattersconf.com) is the Web Performance Conference taking place in Redwood City, CA March 31, and April 1, 2020. (No joking!) The venue is located halfway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, accessible via the San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) airports (The venue is actually equidistant from SFO, SJC, and the Oakland International Airport, but Oakland can be a little bit more of a hassle).

Our audience is made up primarily of engineering students, software engineers, web developers, performance engineers, technical managers, and CTOs. Part of the program is curated, with most slots being filled by this Call for Presentations. We don't want a sales pitch. We are looking for people passionate about performance who are able to speak effectively and from experience, and who understand our audience of developers. This is a single-track conference. Being a single-track conference, we are more flexible with talk lengths.

If your talk is selected, you'll receive:

• a ticket to the conference
• accommodation during the conference (let us know the # of nights)
• economy travel expenses (let us know your base airport) if needed
• childcare assistance (let us know well in advance if needed)
• speaker dinner and, likely, a speaker, family and friends tour of San Francisco or similar day-long event (if the speakers are interested - last year there wasn't much interest, so we provided an on your own tour of Alcatraz.)
• support from our team at all stages of your participation – from talk acceptance until you get home after the event

We do welcome proposals from less-experienced speakers and can help you with resources both in submitting and effective proposal and presentation preparation. We actively encourage submissions from individuals from groups who consider themselves underrepresented on stage at technical conferences. For a better chance of getting accepted, make sure you explain how your talk is relevant to front end web performance.

The CFP will close on December 1, 2019. You will be notified (hopefully) no later than 20 December if you are invited to speak. If you’ve purchased a ticket in the meantime, we will refund it if you are invited as a speaker; or, you can donate your ticket to someone who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Programming decisions are made by the organizers and are final. Omitting answers to the last two questions will negatively impact your proposal's chances.

Please follow @perfmattersconf on Twitter, or at least open up your DMs to that account. If there are any delays or issues, it will be announced on that Twitter feed and in our slack channel. You can join slack at https://bit.ly/2oZqZhU. You can also ask questions about submitting a proposal there too.
Email address *
Name *
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Twitter Handle
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Talk Title *
Your answer
Talk Type *
Talk Duration *
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Talk Description *
This will appear on the website. More detail, what you want to tell the reviewers but not have made public, put in the additional notes.
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Talk notes
Any notes about your talk you would like to share with the review committee but don't want to show on the website
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Have you given this talk before? *
If yes, where?
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Biography
Please write in 3rd person. This will be used on the website.
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Company Affiliation
If you change companies, we can update the website. If you work for yourself and don't have a company name, be creative ;)
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Job Title
If you work for a company, please list your job title for our site. If you don't have a job title, what would you like to be described as doing?
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Link to a video of yourself presenting
If you have an online video of yourself presenting, that would be awesome. If you don't, that's ok too.
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Link to a high resolution image? *
Please provide either a link to a high-resolution image of yourself we can use for the website and other promotional material. If you only have a small one for the site right now, that's ok. We'll figure out a way to get a bigger one if we need it later)
Your answer
Are you a member of an underrepresented group in tech? *
If yes, describe
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How did you hear about this event and CFP?
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What are some key terms for your talk? *
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Where are you based?
Where will you be coming in from for the conference primarily, but also list where you are based if different.
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Will you need travel assistance?
Please describe needs:
How many hotel/AirBnB nights do you need covered?
Will you need childcare during the event and/or speaker dinner?
Anything else you would like to tell us?
Any other notes you would like to share with the review committee? Anything you would like to explain further that wasn't addressed in prior answers? More people to recommend?
Your answer
Provide at least one name and media handle of someone who is neither of your gender nor ethnicity (or ethnic group) whom you would recommend as a potential speaker?
Your answer
When we reach out to them, should we let them know you recommended them?
Good luck!
Reminder: Reviews are done without any identifying information. Before sending the proposals out for review, we change all names to Dominique and Ayden to make them gender-neutral and remove cultural biases, change all occurrences of 'he' and 'she' to 'they', change all company names to Acme.com, and remove all Junior and Senior 'level of experience' from the title, short description, and long description to level the playing field. So, you have as much chance as anyone else submitting who put the same amount of thought and effort into their talk proposal.
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