Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference is the premier technical agnostic conference in the state. We are seeking presentations on all technical topics. From Coding in Java to Big data analysis in R. We want our attendees the chance to see many different technologies and how to use them. The event will Span 2 days. November 1st-2nd. We will have 70+ sessions. We will hold these sessions in 4 different buildings over the 2 days.
1. Neumont College of Computer Science 143 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
2. Goldman Sachs 111 S Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
3. Goldman Sachs 222 S Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
4. Eccles Theater for the keynotes and Vendor floor 131 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
See this map for an idea of where everything is. http://bit.ly/2ya5VYI
We have 4 keynotes planned right now. Friday morning will kick off in the Eccles theater with 2 keynotes then lunch. Saturday will be sessions in the morning and then keynotes in the afternoon. We will not have sessions running in parallel with the keynotes.
The sessions will start at 9:00 a.m each day and end around 4:30 p.m. ALL sessions will be 60 minutes.
How we approach speaker selection. The schedule right now has room for about 70 sessions(still in flux). Sessions will be 60 minutes in length we suggest 45 minutes for presentations and 15 minutes for Q&A. All presenters will only have 1 speaking slot until all presenters have a slot. Once the schedule has been filled we will then go back to the sessions and take second sessions from presenters based ranking of the abstract/presentation by committee.. I have included an example below to make this clear.
Pat Submitted 3 sessions to speak and the vote breakdown was like this. session1 = 2nd rank, session2 = 3rd rank, session3 =1st rank.
Nick Submitted 2 sessions to speak and the vote breakdown was like this. session1 = 2nd rank, session2 = 1st rank.
Pat would get Session3 placed on the schedule. Nick would then get his session2 placed on the schedule. This would continue through all speakers, after the last speaker had a slot chosen then we would go back and pat would also get session1 for 2nd rank(depending on other speakers and other ranks as well).
One of the primary goals of the event is to grow the speaker community. We encourage you submit to speak. If you are a new speaker and would like a review of your presentation or help with practicing please contact us below. We are happy to help you out.
This event is designed to be a combination of Big Data and Utah Code Camp. As we mentioned earlier we want as many technical topics represented as possible.
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