Full Stack Fest 2018

Barcelona, Spain September 03, 2017, September 07, 2018

Tags: Backend, Frontend

CFP closed at  May 14, 2018 00:05 UTC

Full Stack Fest 2018: The Web is back!

A single-track, curated, deeply technical web development event featuring the best speakers and industry leaders worldwide. From the depths of infrastructure & services to the shiny, new features & api’s of modern browsers. In Barcelona.

Are you joining us on this new adventure? Here’s some of the topics we’d like to see:

What are we looking for?

The world is changing, and so are software paradigms.

On one hand, the extraordinary growth of the Internet over the last years is putting our architectures under high pressure and that has created the need for tools and technologies that help us manage that complexity - Docker,Kubernetes, Serverless, and so on have been part of the solution, to name a few. On the other hand, people are becoming increasingly aware of their privacy and there’s a pull towards a more decentralized web that’s less friendly to those who might be tempted to use it for their own good. Blockchains or other technologies like IPFS and Dat are the heat of the day, but they’ve yet to gain attention from the general user market.

At the same time, browsers have become more powerful than ever. Frameworks of all flavors are flourishing while we see more and more Web APIs such as Web Payment Request or Hardware interaction being implemented and drafted, marking a clear path into the future. With the imminent adoption of Service Workers and Progressive Web App capabilities by all the major desktop & mobile browsers, the web has the potential to become a replacement to the native app markets. We, as developers, are trying to navigate these waters and keep a look into the future while trying to keep our own ships afloat. Currents change fast and we have to be prepared.

We need people like you to talk about the challenges, technologies and ideas about what’s to come in software and the Web. Submit your talk!

More information

There’s a total of 32 speakers at the event (distributed equally between the backend and frontend days) and the final speaker selection is a mix of invited speakers and those who come from the call for papers, the latter being the vast majority of them. Talks are 30 minutes long, plus a short interview afterwards with the MC (no questions asked directly by the public).

CFP Description

Selection process

Our CFP selection process is blind, meaning that we can only see the proposal title and abstract when we’re voting, except at the latest stage where we watch the included video exclusively to check and rate speaking skills.

The kind of submissions that we are looking for are, to get a rough idea:

  • Success / failure stories of applying an approach / technology to a business problem, lessons learned

  • Innovative ideas / technology applicable to current problems

  • Inspiring talks that reflect upon shared problems and will leave the audience with renewed motivation, new ideas, etc

  • As a general guideline, our motto is “the Web is back”

There are however some kinds of submissions that have no place at Full Stack Fest and will get immediately discarded:

  • Commercial talks that talk about a product

  • Recruitment talks to highlight current employer and attract talent

  • Talks about a specific library / project explaining how it works / how to use it (lightning talks are probably a better place for these)

  • Talks that are not in English

  • Talks that don’t comply with our Code Of Conduct

We’ll do our best to provide feedback to all applicants to help you refine the topic.

Tips for submitting a good proposal

  • We value original ideas applicable to real-world problems. Our audience expects to get inspiration, learn, and apply their learnings to their current problems.

  • Make sure that the talk abstract contains as much detail about the presentation as possible, including possible extras (audio, network, etc).

  • Keep the audience in mind: there will be professional developers as well as newcomers.

  • Make sure your talk is engaging, in a way the audience wouldn’t rather read a blogpost about the topic instead.

  • If your talk contains any live coding, we’d prefer if you pre-recorded it. If you’d rather do it live, make sure you’ve practiced enough beforehand.

  • It’s okay to mention your employer, but if you push it too hard our audience will react against it (that applies even if your employer is sponsoring Full Stack Fest).

We encourage you to check out Zach Holman’s guide to writing a good proposal http://speaking.io/plan/writing-a-cfp/ (thanks @holman!).

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