GoWest Conference

Salt Lake City, Utah October 23, 2020

Tags: Go, Golang, Go programming, Cloud, Kubernetes, Cncf

CFP closed at  May 02, 2021 02:00 UTC

This conference is meant to service the Rocky Mountain West Area (Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Idaho). The GoWest Conference was created with two main goals: to highlight the local talent and expertise in engineering with the Go programming language, and to bring world-renowned Go speakers to the area. We are planning a hybrid conference. This means we will have attendees at a physical location as well as online. We will allow for remote speakers as well as in-person. We will require certain protocols for in-person attendees and speakers.

CFP Description

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Advice for authors

Proposals will be reviewed based on the selection criteria below. Please demonstrate as best as you can that your proposal meets the criteria so our reviewers feel confident about recommending it.

The selection criteria:

Relevance. The topic is relevant to the Go community. This is not a general software conference, our audience wants to hear about topics that relate to the Go programming language.

Clarity. You’ve clearly explained your topic.

Correctness. You’ve demonstrated thorough knowledge of your topic. You don’t have to be an expert, but you are expected to be speaking from experience.

Impact. The goal. What new idea, technique, tool, or information will the audience leave your presentation with?

Further Information

Here are several links to blog posts on writing a strong conference proposal:

  1. How to write a successful conference proposal (Karolina Szczur)

  2. How to write a successful conference proposal (Dave Cheney)

  3. Getting your proposal through the door (Russ Olsen)