Elixir with Love is a conference dedicated to introducing developers to this exciting language and fostering a diverse Elixir community in the Northeastern US.
Our conference seeks to highlight:
- Company-wide commitments and policies that maintain a healthy work environment
- Everyday practices that foster inclusion
- Hiring practices that build diversity
- Identifying and discussing cultural problems in the industry; exploring their roots using statistics, personal stories, trends, and articles
- Coding practices that are welcoming to beginners, foster inclusion, and reduce/counteract imposter syndrome
- Exploring new paradigms, techniques, and tools
- Supporting mission-driven Elixir projects and coding organizations
We are looking for a combination of technical Elixir talks and cultural/community-oriented talks related to the mission of attracting developers to the language and building a diverse community. All levels of experience and first-time speakers are encouraged to apply.
The talks should be 10-40 minutes long; we will also be selecting one ~50 minute keynote.
We seek to broaden the Elixir community, so we are looking for talks that highlight features or differentiate Elixir from other languages. Our target audience will be developers with a full range of skill levels and backgrounds. We are also excited to highlight interesting projects and innovative coding paradigms, techniques, and tools.
Since technical talks will alternate with cultural talks throughout the conference timeline, acceptable technical talks do not need to integrate cultural or community points.
Elixir is a young language, so cultural talks do not need to focus on Elixir to be featured in this conference. We encourage focusing cultural talks around community-building in burgeoning technologies and/or addressing longstanding cultural obstacles in technology.
Do you specialize or have strong interest in the critical analysis of cultural problems in technology? Do you have thoughts on where the tech community has gone wrong and what communities can do to change moving forward? Do you have expertise or first-hand experience in building a safe and welcoming community? Do you have a personal story to tell that touches on these key points? We want your voice to be heard. This platform is for you.
What to Submit
- Your talk’s title
- A brief abstract
- A full outline, link to slides, or several paragraphs detailing your talk
- Why your topic is of interest and what you hope to drive home for the audience
Speakers will receive free attendance to the conference, travel assistance, and attendance to the speaker’s dinner.