Call for Speakers

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Carolina Code Conference 2024

event starts

23 Aug 2024

event ends

24 Aug 2024

location

Crescent ONE Building Greenville, South Carolina, United States

website

carolina.codes


The Carolina Code Conference is a welcoming and community-driven “polyglot” conference that’s set to return on August 23rd and 24th, 2024 (Friday-Saturday) in the debut of the Crescent ONE building in Greenville, SC. This conference invites coders of all experience levels to attend, plug into the development community, share their experiences and have a great time as well.

Topics range from Programming and Software Development, DevSecOps, Cybersecurity, Product Development, Career and more!

After selling out in 25 minutes during the 2023 event, we're growing in 2024 to 300 attendees and a 2 day event. Within 3 hours of beautiful Greenville, SC we can easily reach Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Augusta, GA, Charleston, SC and Knoxville, TN. Extending our reach to this entire quad state region will become a major focus of the conference moving forward.

As a speaker, our goal is to promote and amplify you. You can look forward to a committed single track event where you will be speaking to everyone in attendance. All talks are professionally recorded and published online to multiple channels (YouTube, X/Twitter). We've also started a podcast, the Carolina Code Cast, following the event this past year and even speakers who aren't selected for the event may have an opportunity to be interviewed. We'll publish any social media accounts that you wish to be linked to your speaker profile as well.

Each selected speaker will also receive 2 tickets to the event so that you may bring a guest if you wish.

It's going to be a good time and we hope you join us!

Single Track Commitment

Even with our growth, we're committed to remaining a single track conference where each speaker will have access to address the entire group of attendees with their passion.

Rather than a multi-track format where you may have to worry about winning your time slot once selected, we stagger the length of talks throughout the day in order to keep the audience engaged so speakers are asked to submit talks for multiple length formats: Keynote (45-60 minutes), Moderate (20-30 minutes) or Lightning (5-10 minutes). Keynote talks will open the day and follow our lunch hour, while Moderate length and Lightning talks will alternate throughout each day (2023 schedule). If a speaker drops out at the last minute, we may reach out to you to increase the length of your talk to fill the slot. This formatted was very well received last year.

Social Media Promotions

If you have anything going on professionally that you'd like us to share on social media, we will be happy to do so. Again, our goal is the amplify you. Just ask. We're planning to utilize a more focused marketing budget for this year's event to amplify and focus our social media presence. We're most active on LinkedIn, X/Twitter, Instagram and Mastodon (since March 2023) and YouTube (since September 2023). We'll also distribute speaker features to our growing email list as well.

Travel Assistance

Unfortunately, we cannot make any guarantees for travel assistance just yet. We're actively cultivating sponsors for the 2024 event and hope to have budget available to provide some help here but we simply cannot make any guarantees.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

01 Jan 2024

Call closes at 11:59 PM

15 Apr 2024

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As a polyglot conference, we accept a very wide array of topics. In most cases, if you think it's interesting and relates to technology we probably will too! Make it weird if you want to as we're open to a wide variety of ideas.

If you have a talk related to a programming language that fewer people use, even better as we will try to avoid letting the conference agenda slant too far towards any one particular bit of technology.

If you have a talk about something that would apply to many different languages, frameworks, tools or technologies then that's game as well!

We will thoughtfully consider every submission. Keep in mind, in a mixed programming audience you may need to add some context about the language itself to any talk just to make it more relatable.

Divisive topics related to technology, like Vim vs Emacs will gladly be entertained. Topics that are political in nature or otherwise divisive will not be considered.

More speaking opportunities are available for Lightning and Moderate length talks.

Terms:

These talks will be recorded and prepared for public viewing at some point following the conference. By submitting this talk, you grant us full authority to use and distribute this particular recording of this particular talk, in whole or in part, as we see fit. We hope to allow these recording to promote your work here and generate interest in future conferences. We do not own any portion of your work as a result of this presentation, only this recording. If potentially sensitive information is disclosed during your talk, either intentionally or accidentally, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make appropriate edits.

Accommodation and Travel Expenses:

This is the second year that this conference has operated since 2019 and we are still developing relationships with event sponsors. At the moment, we have no idea what sponsor support will look like and can't make any guarantees about accommodations because of it. If you need support, please let us know in the Note to Organizer on your submission and we will reach out as our sponsors develop.

We do expect to be able to cover room accommodations, as last year we were able to get a block of room for speakers at a very reasonable rate. We'll update information here as that develops for next year.


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