We are the New England Regional Developers! Each year we hold our annual NERD Summit. Building up to the summit we collaborate with the local community, creating a diverse curriculum for relevant skill building. Please join us! March 17th - 18th 2018
CALL FOR SESSIONS
We are now accepting session proposals for the New England Regional Developers Summit (https://nerdsummit.org) on March 17-18, 2018.
Who can submit?
Anyone with a passion for a subject related to software development and are itching to share it with others. Speaker newbies are welcome. We will be selecting proposals based on a variety of criteria, not only experience.
What types of sessions are we looking for?
We are looking for session proposals ranging from beginner, such as “Build a webpage with HTML & CSS!” to advanced such as “API Writing and Testing”, two of the sessions from last year. Topic areas may include: a focus on a specific language (PHP, Ruby, Python, etc.), project, business or career management, server technology, mobile app technology, makerspace projects, education, etc.
Beginner track covers fundamental skills, concepts, and other foundational knowledge that is useful in making the jump from non-techie to tech savvy. Whatever you propose, be ready for questions: people attending Beginner sessions are hungry for more knowledge and excited to try new things!
Advanced track sessions aim to expand on an existing foundational body of knowledge to help attendees further build their skills. The wider an audience we can reach- intermediate, advanced, expert- the more people can advance!
Last year’s sessions are here: https://2017.nerdsummit.org/#sessions
Is there a deadline for submissions?
Session proposals will be accepted up until midnight Monday, January 29, 2018
When will proposals be accepted?
Session proposals will be accepted on February 1, 2018. Email notification to proposers will go out that day.
How long is a session?
Sessions are 45 minutes long. That length will be strictly enforced to allow adequate time for the next speaker to setup and for attendees to get to their next session.
We recommend 35 minutes of speaking, followed by a 10 minute Q&A period. Make sure to time your session! And leave some extra time (e.g. 5 minutes). An example of a well-planned session would be: 30 minutes of speaking + 5 minutes cushion + 10 minutes Q&A = 45 minutes.
If you would like to do a longers session, such as a training, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not have the budget to pay for travel expenses, so please keep that in mind, if you live far away from Amherst, MA.