ScaleConf 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

http://www.scaleconf.org

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Each year, a sold-out ScaleConf brings international and local experts together to share their experience scaling websites and services using modern technologies and philosophies. It is a single-track conference held with no more than 400 attendees, mostly engineers; developers, operations, devops, sysadmins. We love variety, and welcome any talk that tends toward technology or culture in the context of building scalable websites, services, systems, companies, or teams. Previous talks can be viewed on our site.

ScaleConf is always held at the Old Mutual Conference Center at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa.

ScaleConf 2018 will be held on 8 & 9 March.

CFP Description

Topics

We love variety, and welcome any talk that tends toward technology or culture in the context of building scalable websites, services, systems, companies, or teams.

Take a look through previous speakers for ideas.

Structure

We like speakers to have the control they need around the structure of their talks. The sessions are 45 minutes long, and we’ll be there to give time reminders. We advise speakers to leave at least 5 minutes at the end of their talk for questions, but feel free to leave more.

What’s on stage

There will be a lectern on stage, which can hold a laptop, and has a microphone attached. There is also a roaming wireless microphone available. We will have a MacBook Pro available with Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint installed. We will have connectors available for Mac and PC into the AV system.

The hall is relatively narrow and deep, and so we advise a slightly larger font than usual. Screencasts and live demo’s can also be difficult for people past the first few rows to see properly. The venue will have wifi, but not a dedicated speakers access point, and so we can’t guarentee connectivity. For this reason we advise against live demos that require a network.

Audience

There will be roughly 400 people at the conference. Since it’s single track, almost all of them will be at your talk. The majority of the audience are engineers; developers, operations, devops, sysadmins. There is a good range of experience from students to the old hats.

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