The Code BEAM America conference is a conference built on the long-standing legacy of the Erlang Factory conferences. An action-packed two-day conference fused with a mix of talks on innovation and open-source applications based on Erlang and Elixir programming languages, as well as the themes of tools, BEAM, frameworks, distribution, concurrency and multi-core!
This year the in-person event has been moved to November and will take place in a new location - Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA (30 minutes drive from SFO Airport, 15 minutes drive from SJC Airport). It will also be a hybrid event, combining both an in-person and virtual conference.
Join us to discover the future of the Erlang Ecosystem, bringing together developers as a community to share knowledge & ideas, learn from each other and inspire to invent the future.
Do you have what it takes to present in front of a passionate audience looking to learn new things?
This year Code BEAM America takes place in Mountain View, CA, and online on 3-4 November. It is a dual-track hybrid conference with in-person talks. Speaking times are 40 minutes, which includes a minimum of 10-min Q&A and 30-min presentation, and 25 minutes, which includes a minimum of 5-min Q&A and 20-min presentation.
We welcome proposals about Erlang, Elixir, BEAM and other technologies and we are happy to support candidates from under-represented groups in the software development community.
The programme committee is also happy to help out with talk delivery, give early-stage feedback and get the speaker ready for the conference.
RECOMMEND US OR RECOMMEND A SPEAKER
We want to make sure our conference is as diverse as the community we represent. Do you know any researchers, programmers or experts who are a part of groups traditionally underrepresented in IT (due to gender, ethnicity or any other reason) and whose work you can recommend to our committee? Please, let them know, that our CFT is open and that we’d love to see their work! Also, you can suggest their name in the form, if you want us to check them out and possibly invite them.
THEMES & TOPICS
We are looking for great talk ideas around the 6 themes of:
Visit the conference website for details on the themes!
Is your presentation slightly outside that scope? Amaze and inspire us with your submission.
PERKS OF SPEAKING ONLINE AND IN-PERSON
TIPS FOR SUBMITTING
Never spoken at conferences before and are unsure if you should, and what should you talk about? Noel Rappin has a good article on this here: https://noelrappin.com/blog/2014/01/conference-prompts-or-how-to-submit-proposals-and-influence-people/
"1. A conference that was limited to only people that really thought they were the most qualified person to talk would be depressing, if not completely horrific.
2. You are absolutely the most qualified person to tell me what you think on a particular topic.
3. This is how you become qualified. You study something, you teach it to other people."
What mistakes to avoid when submitting a talk? Noel Rappin also has an answer in this article: https://noelrappin.com/blog/2014/03/what-i-learned-from-reading-429-conference-proposals/.
In short: clearly identify your topic, be respectful of everyone, be interesting, but also self-aware, don't pitch your company, and submit early and often. We could also add to that - think if this conference audience is the right one for your talk (and why?).
Need more tips? We recommend Sarah Mei's article "What Your Conference Proposal is Missing": http://www.sarahmei.com/blog/2014/04/07/what-your-conference-proposal-is-missing/
CODE OF CONDUCT
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree to the following code of conduct.
plus 15% discount code to share with your network to buy conference tickets (Very Early Bird excluded) and invitation to all the accompanying events: speakers' meet-up/dinner, afterparty, pre-conference meet up etc.