Call for Speakers

in 65 days

DevFest Egypt 2021

event starts

24 Dec 2021

event ends

25 Dec 2021


to be announced later Cairo, Egypt

🚨DevFest Egypt 2021 is an in-person event 🚨

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 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 or another format 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 20 and 21 of November 2020

Accepted Proposals 🌟 

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

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 ✅

  • 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 30 October 2021 (please make sure you check your spam)
  • Speakers to confirm, by email by 15 November 2021. Any speaker who does not confirm will forfeit their slot

Additional Activities for Speakers 🍽

In addition to the session (s)/workshop(s) on the assigned day of the event, expect the following activities: 

  • On 23 December, we will have a visit to the pyramids
  • followed by a tech check at the venue
  • and go for a visit to the exquisite old Cairo (prepare an empty stomach 😁)
  • at the end of day 2 of the event, we will gather for our customary group photo

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

open, 10 days left
Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

15 Aug 2021

CfS closes at 12:30 PM

30 Oct 2021

This event is in Egypt Standard Time (UTC+02:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone 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 that 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 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 (
  • We will check for your slides for contrast and other design elements (make sure to use the provided template)
  • 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 that 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.

event fee

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