DEVit 2019 - Call for Papers
Oh, hey there! Thank you for your interest in being a speaker in DEVit 2019 ( http://devitconf.org ), the leading web developer conference in South East Europe.

Proposals should include as much detail as possible about the topic and format for the presentation. Vague and overly broad proposals don’t showcase your skills and knowledge, and our volunteer reviewers aren’t mind readers. The more you can tell us, the more likely the proposal will be selected.

We invite you to submit a proposal to lead conference sessions DEVit 2019 .

Topics we’re on the lookout for DEVit 2019
• DevOps
• AWS, GCP, Azure, API Design, Microservices, Containers, CI/CD, Infra as Code

• Backend
ASP.NET, PHP7, RoR, Java, Redis, Scala, Elixir, NoSQL databases

• Mobile
• Firebase, Cross Platform Mobile Development, React Native, Ionic, iOS/Android

• Frontend
• React, Vue, Web performance, Chrome Platform APIs, Webpack, SPA, Templating, MVC

• Design
• Cross functional working, Prototyping, UX Research and Evaluation, UX Design, Product Design, Style Guides

However we will review any proposal regardless its topic!

Tips for writing a good proposal for a good talk
This is a developer conference, tell us why your presentation is a good fit for DEVit. Because DEVit is for and by developers, product and vendor pitches are not appropriate.

• Talk about real world scenarios and emphasize knowledge transfer from your experiences
• Let people know what your talk is about through a simple and topical title.
• Provide as much detail as possible
• Keep people in mind, let them know what they will take away from it
• Limit the scope of your talk to what you can cover in 30 minutes
• Diversity is important, does your presentation include a person of color, a woman, or an underrepresented group at tech • conferences?
• Present something relevant. One of your challenges as a proposer is to demonstrate that you understand that attendees might need an extra reason to pay attention to something that they might otherwise think of as "settled"

Proposal don’ts
These items are surefire ways of not getting past the initial review.

• Sales pitches
No, just don’t. It’s acceptable to mention your company’s product during a presentation but it should never be the focus of your talk

• Bulk submissions
If your proposal reads as generic talk that has been submitted to a number of conferences, it will not pass the initial review. Granted that a talk can be a polished version of earlier talk, but the proposal should be tailored for DEVit.

CFP perks
Selected speakers will get:

• Invitation to a delicious Greek restaurant for speaker lunch on the Sat 8th in Thessaloniki.
• Invitation to a short tour around Thessaloniki to get to know the city, most prominent sights and its magnificent history better.
• A free pass to attend the conference and workshops (obviously).
• Paid hotel from June 7th to June 10th (4 nights).
• Reimbursed plane tickets.

CFP ends on Monday 10rd March 2019. Results will be announced on March 17th, 2019.

Code of Conduct
tl;dr: Be excellent with each other

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

You can read our complete code of conduct here -> http://devitconf.org/code-of-conduct

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