Re:BASE Web Tech Conference
by BASE, Futureproof Bama, Women Who Code Birmingham
You’re invited to the 1st annual Re:Base Tech Conference taking place in downtown Birmingham, Alabama September 20-21. We are expecting hundreds of attendees for this one-of-a-kind community led event.
Deadline for submission: 11:59pm CST July 31, 2018 Notification of acceptance: Rolling Basis
We are looking for creative technical speakers who will rock this conference! Talks can be anything from product design to database architecture. The goal of your talk must be to share your knowledge about technical and product experiences with technical leaders, software developers, product managers, designers and other technologists. Attendees should leave your talk with a fresh perspective on the problems you are solving, how you approach them and some direct calls to action.
Submissions by first-time speakers are especially welcome! If you have an awesome idea, do not hesitate to submit it! We will be happy to give you the necessary feedback to make sure it matches our expectations. If you are a new speaker, we can connect you with one of our more experienced presenters to provide some coaching to make your first time on stage the best it can be!
Tech Talks Tech Talks are 45 min in depth presentations that explore a topic, idea, problem and/or solution around one of the tracks below including an optional Q&A.
Lightning Talks Lightning talks are 15 minute presentations that quickly introduce an idea, problem, or potential solution around one of the tracks below and then allows for an exchange of ideas and questions from the audience for 10 mins. Each 15 minute presentation is a part of the overall conversation that will happen during a 90 minute block. There will be quick transitions between each talk so each speaker will need to be present and ready for AV setup at the beginning of the block. Each Lighting block of talks will have a host who will introduce the speakers, facilitate the conversation after each talk, and help with transitions.
Workshops Workshops are hands-on sessions at least 90 minute. Participants are encouraged to bring their own computers and code with you during the workshop. Workshops are an excellent way to have close communication with your audience and answer FAQ’s. Each accepted workshop will be run two times, once on day one and again on day two.
Keynote Speakers Keynotes are 15-20 minute presentations from leaders, trailblazers, and/or technical experts addressing attendees on the changes, impact, and development of technology, locally, nationally, and/or globally.
- Front End Development and UI/UX Design
- Server Side Development
- DevOps and Security
Front-End Development - Client-side languages and technology
Back-End Development - Server-side application development languages, tools and topics.
New technologies - New technologies or changes to existing technologies that are changing and expanding the world of tech. Think Blockchain, VR, AR, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT and Hardware. Any topic that stretches the boundaries of the web technologies we work with.
Product or UI/UX - Topics focused on product design and experience, how a product is developed, great strategies to amazing product design, process of defining a product’s look and feel
Workshops - Whole-day or half-day, hands-on, deep-dives into a wide range of advanced technical topics. Some level of prerequisite knowledge required.