Speak at the Largest Go Conference in the World!
GopherCon is an annual conference which began in 2014 and is dedicated to the Go programming language. It is organized by Gopher Academy, a community-driven group of developers who wish to promote the use of Go, the formation of an inclusive and supportive Go community, and the education of Go developers.
Celebrating our 5th year, GopherCon 2018 will take place August 28 - August 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado . It is a three-day conference with two action-packed days of talks and tutorial sessions, concluding with Community Day, featuring a large communal area for collaboration, Lightning Talks, as well as breakout rooms for special interests, workshops and hands-on demonstrations.
Gopher Academy is proud of its tradition of featuring speakers who have not presented at a previous conference. Therefore, when choosing the final speaker line-up, preference will be given to those who have not previously spoken at GopherCon.
We are soliciting presentation proposals January 12 - March 15, 2018.
Guidelines for Proposals
This Call For Proposals (CFP) includes two different types of presentations:
- Keynotes and Talks, located in the Main Theatre, present big ideas of general interest.
- Tutorial Sessions, offered in three tracks in the afternoon, teach specific skills or topics.
All presentations will be recorded and published online after the conference.
Please Note: Proposals for Lightning Talks on Community Day (August 30th) will be handled in a separate call which will be held in a few months time.
Time limit: 25 minutes
Keynote Presentations will be held in the Main Theatre at the beginning and close of August 28th and 29th. The audience of up to 1,800, will consist of Go programmers of all experience levels. There will be no questions from the audience as part of your time allotment. We will select a total of four (4) Keynote presenters.
Main Theatre Talks
Time limit: 25 minutes
Two Talks will be held in the Main Theatre between the Keynote Presentations on both August 28th and 29th. The audience of up to 1,800, will consist of Go programmers of all experience levels. There will be no questions from the audience as part of your time allotment. We will select a total of four (4) Main Theatre Talk presenters.
Time limit: 45 minutes
Tutorial Sessions will be offered in three simultaneous tracks, three times per day, on August 28th and 29th. By virtue of their smaller size and self-selecting audience of no more than 500, Tutorial Sessions are ideal for interactive workshops, technical discussions, or teaching a specific skill or technique. You are welcome to include time for questions in your 45-minute time allotment or present for the full 45 minutes with no time for questions. We will select a total of eighteen (18) Tutorial Session presenters.