Call for Speakers

DevFest Egypt 2020

in 122 days

DevFest Egypt 2020

event starts

02 Oct 2020

event ends

03 Oct 2020

location

Cairo, Egypt


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

The aim of DevFest Egypt is to provide a place for professional and hoppiest developers, and all working in the software industry, to hear about the newest 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 Formats and Info 👩🏽‍🏫

 Talks will be 45 min presentation style session with a podium on stage and a projector screen behind you to show your slides, video and/or code, and the audience sitting in cinema-style seating. The 45 min is the TOTAL time is for everything; including Q&A 

Workshops will be running in parallel through-out the day and timing will be handled case-by-case. Workshop rooms capacity 50-100 attendees. 

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 in Cairo on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2020 

Accepted Proposals 🌟

Your badge gives you access to the entire event. You're welcome to attend the whole event, we also understand if you have other commitments but expect to spend sometime after the talk answering questions and taking selfies :D  

Talk with your contact person if you need transportation or anything else expenses for selected speakers to DevFest Egypt will be covered. 

International Speakers 🛫

All DevFests are non-profit events, but we do our best to cover all speakers' expenses. We would be amazingly grateful if your company can provide you with some budget, but in the opposite case, we'll take care of you. 

Process

We will close the call for papers on 1 September 2020 at 20:00 (GMT+2) 

Every talk will be scored by a diverse panel of reviewers

Based on the scoring, a proposed agenda will be organised

Selected speakers will be emailed at most by 20 September (please make sure you check your spam)

Speakers to confirm, by email by 30th September. Any speaker who does not confirm will forfeit their slot


Additional events for speakers 🍽


In addition to the presentation on the day of the event, we will have two additional functions for speakers which we believe bring massive value:  

The day before the event we will have a tech check at the venue

After the tech check, we will have a visit to the pyramids and

The night before the event we will have a speakers dinner near the venue and we would love for you to attend and meet the other speakers

Our customary group photo at the end of the event

These are highly important but we understand if you can't attend them. Do not let this stop you from submitting!


open, 29 days left
Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

01 May 2020

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

30 Jun 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 three talk submissions. So be sure to pick your favourite 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 have a contrast check for your slides
  • If you plan any jokes make sure to mention them to the organizers first


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 penalise 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. 

The track field is used as an aid for the planning, pick whichever you feel fits your talk best; it won't impact your selection.

All DevFests are non-profit events, but we do our best to cover all speakers' expenses. We would be amazingly grateful if your company can provide you with some budget, but in the opposite case we'll take care of you.


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