We are grateful for your interest in presenting at GopherConIndia 2019. This is a guide to help you submit the best possible proposal, and tips to make your proposal more likely to be accepted. Please keep in mind that many more proposals are submitted for talks than can be accepted; following the recommendations provided here will increase your chance of acceptance.
- Regular talks are 25-minute blocks, including any Q&A you want to do.
- Submit your proposal early . The program committee will provide feedback to talks in our system, and we will work with you to improve your proposal if we have issues with it, but we can only do this if your talk is in before the deadline.
- In your abstract, be sure to include answers to some basic questions: – Who is the intended audience for your talk? (Be specific; “Go programmers” is not a good answer to this question.) – What will attendees get out of your talk? When they leave the room, what will they know that they didn’t know before? – Your outline should be an enumeration of what you intend to say, along with time estimates.
- It is not necessary to have completely written or planned your talk already, but you should have a basic idea of what the over-arching points you intend to make are, and roughly how long you will spend on each one.
- Ensure that your talk will be relevant to a non-trivial set of people. If your talk is on a particular Go package or piece of software, it should be something that a decent number of people use or want to use. If your talk is about a package that you are writing, ensure that it’s gained some acceptance before submitting a talk.
- Include links to source code, articles, blog posts, or other writing that adds context to the presentation.
- If you have given a talk, tutorial, or other presentation before, especially at an earlier GopherCon or another conference, include that information as well as a link to slides or a video if they’re available.
- Fill out your outline and biography completely, but concisely. The outline and background information often are used to eliminate proposals during the first cut, so incomplete details may be a cause for early rejection of a potentially great talk or tutorial. Don’t let this happen to you!
If your session is selected for inclusion in our program, you get:
- Free admission to the conference.
- The respect and adulation of your peers!