Milwaukee, WI

CFP closed at  June 01, 2017 05:00 UTC

MKE DOT NET is a one-day development conference in the Milwaukee area designed to bring together .NET developers from the Midwest to explore new ideas, code, share knowledge and discover best practices.

This conference is for developers, designers, team leads & others who want to learn more about development. We specialize in Microsoft technologies and branch out into related technologies like Node.js, Mobile, and VR. We’re also interested in soft skills, culture, and best practices.

Date and Time

Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT


Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

CFP Description

MKE DOT NET 2017 Call for Proposals

Important Dates

Call for Proposals Opens: April 1st, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM CDT
Deadline for Submissions: May 31st, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM CDT
Notification of Acceptance: July 1st, 2017
MKE DOT NET: September 9th, 2017

Topics of Interest

If you’re a passionate individual who has a story to tell or learned something amazing that you’d like to share, please submit your proposal to be considered. Despite the name MKE DOT NET, we are not limited to only .NET presentations.

Talks are 50-minute blocks, including time for Q&A. This year, we’re also introducing short-form talks, an additional track dedicated to short presentations of no more than 15 minutes.

We’re looking for talks on anything that may be interesting to developers, designers, programmers, team leads and others. Below is a list of topics that have been asked for from our attendees:

  • .NET development
  • Web development (JavaScript, front-end development, CSS, etc.)
  • The business of development (process, sales, recruiting, etc.)
  • SQL server
  • Cloud platforms
  • DevOps
  • Mobile
  • Design and user experience
  • Soft skills
  • IoT
  • VR
  • AI

Speaker Selection

As the committee reviews submissions, we will be looking for sessions that:

  • Illustrate the speaker’s depth of knowledge or hands-on experience with the subject matter.
  • Inspire or educate attendees in interesting ways.
  • Explore new and emerging ideas or review the basics.
  • Are presented in visually clear and compelling ways by well-spoken presenters.

We’re looking for a good mix of speakers, and we encourage everyone to submit a proposal. When reviewing submissions, sessions are anonymized by removing all information about the speaker (name, bio, email, etc.). Please refrain from using identifying information in your titles, abstracts, descriptions and notes to the committee.

After the submission deadline, the speaker committee will review all of the submissions and select the ones that best fit the conference.

If You’re Selected

All speakers will receive a free ticket to the conference.

Speakers are invited to attend a dinner the night before MKE DOT NET, on September 8th, 2017. This is a great chance to get to know the other speakers. Time and location will be announced at a later date.

We are happy to talk about covering travel and accommodation expenses, but we are a small conference so this will be needs-based. Please reach out to the organizers via the Notes field to discuss.

Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expressions, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

View the entire Code of Conduct

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