Call for Speakers

in 37 days

DevFest Egypt 2020

event starts

30 Oct 2020

event ends

31 Oct 2020

location

Online


DevFest Egypt is a non-profit developer-focused community-driven conference hosted annually in Cairo, Egypt. This year, Online!

The aim of DevFest Egypt is to provide a place for professional and hoppiest developers, and all working in the software industry in Egypt, to hear about new topics so that they can take that and continue learning and advancing their skills. 

Think of DevFest as an event where attendees get to be with the community to learn, network, and get inspired regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, experience level, technology, and programming knowledge or the language of choice.

Talks info 👩🏽‍🏫

Sessions will happen in two-timing formats, 45 or 30 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A (so basically 40 or 25 minutes) 

If you wish to give a workshop and need more time, we can arrange for that, make sure to check with us the workshop process to make sure our streaming platform can handle it.

The audience at DevFest Egypt come from a range of skill levels, from junior developers to senior management. As a speaker, we welcome everyone from hobbyists to professional developers, students, non-developers, and first-time speakers. We have a goal to make DevFest Egypt an inclusive and diverse haven for all speakers and attendees.

When 📆

DevFest Egypt will take place for the third year on two days; Friday and Saturday 30 and 31 of October 2020

Accepted Proposals 🌟 

You're welcome to attend the whole event, we also understand if you have other commitments. 

International Speakers 🛫

Keep in mind our timezone is Cairo GMT+2.

Process ✅

  • We will close the call for papers on 30 September 2020 at 12:30 PM (GMT+2)
  • Every talk will be scored by a diverse panel of reviewers
  • Based on the scoring, a proposed agenda will be organized
  • Selected speakers will be emailed at most by the 30 August 2020 (please make sure you check your spam)
  • Speakers to confirm, by email by 7 October 2020. Any speaker who does not confirm will forfeit their slot

Additional events for speakers 

Additionally, one week before the event we will have a tech check to make sure everything is running smoothly, this will be arranged case by case.

open, 7 days left
Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

02 Aug 2020

CfS closes at 12:30 PM

30 Sep 2020

This event is in UTC+02:00 - Cairo time zone.
Closing time in your time zone is .

Content are we looking for? 🔎 

Anything that is relevant to developers, be that about code, platforms, technology, methodologies, how to work with people or just things which are cool. We want transparent and real experiences - this isn’t a place for a sales pitch. We want all types of speakers - first-timers or experienced! We have an opportunity for all to speak. 


Number of Submissions ❗ 

Please note that we only accept your first three talk submissions. So be sure to pick your favorite three! 

Diversity and Inclusion

  • If you can represent a diverse view please make sure you state that in your notes as we actively aim for having a very diverse set of talks
  • We like everyone to feel welcomed in our events so please try to keep an inclusive language in your talk (https://open.buffer.com/inclusive-language-tech/)
  • We will check for your slides for contrast and other design elements
  • If you plan any jokes make sure to mention them to the organizers first (just to make sure of culture fit 😅)

Talks we won't accept 😢 

  • Topics which have been covered often - unless there is a twist or deep experience
  • Marketing or sales pitches!

How are talks ranked? 🥅 

We encourage each reviewer to use their own experience and knowledge to rank each talk. We will include people from our wide community in the review. We will use the sessionize ranking system, which you can see (and play with) in the test event. 

We do not penalize talks which have been presented elsewhere, so if you have a talk you've done at work or your user group and you ❤ it, then submit it! 

Hints for submission 💡 

Please use normal text in the fields, unfortunately, markdown or HTML is not supported.      

There is no limit to how long your submission can be! More information is often better.


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