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Code BEAM America 2024

event starts

7 Mar 2024

event ends

8 Mar 2024

location

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, California, United States


Erlang and Elixir share the same Virtual Machine, the BEAM. The Code BEAM America conference is 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 we're back to March date and back to San Francisco!

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 others to invent the future.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 9:00 AM

30 Aug 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

29 Oct 2023

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Do you have knowledge or experience with Erlang, Elixir and the ecosystem? Would you like to share that knowledge and experience with your peers?

Whether you are new to Erlang/Elixir or a seasoned developer on a core team, we want to hear what you can share with the global Erlang & Elixir community.

This year Code BEAM America takes place in San Francisco, CA, on 7-8 March 2024. It is a dual-track hybrid conference with either 20-minute or 40-minute in-person speaking slots including optional Q&A with both in-person and virtual audiences.

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.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Your talk should be submitted by 23:59 PT on 29 October 2023.
  • You will be informed about the status of your submission by 29 November 2023.


THEMES & TOPICS

This year we are looking for great talk ideas around the themes of:

Growth of the Ecosystem 

The last decade has seen the BEAM ecosystem grow from being comprised of a handful of languages in use for a few domains, to a vibrant ecosystem of languages, frameworks, and tools, spread across teams of every size. What have you learned about building and retaining teams in such a diverse and rapidly changing ecosystem?

Edge, Cloud & Devices

From the smallest embedded devices to the largest cloud deployments, the BEAM is a versatile runtime that can be deployed anywhere. What paradigms and frameworks are you using to build applications that span the edge, cloud, and devices?

AI & Machine Learning

Between Nx, Axon, and a growing ecosystem of NIFs dedicated to machine learning, the BEAM has quickly become a powerful platform for AI. How are you leveraging the runtime's capabilities to power machine learning in your applications?

Containerisation & DevOps

The joke has long been that the hardest part of writing an application for the BEAM is deploying it. But between tools like Burrito, and established practices around observability and orchestration, it's never been easier to deploy and manage large-scale production BEAM environments.

Fighting Technical Debt 

Improving legacy systems and breaking the monolith.

History, Innovation & Sustainability

How we learn from the past to shape the future through innovation and green tech.


But don't worry if your idea doesn't fit within those categories. We're always looking to be wowed by new and exciting submissions!


PERKS OF SPEAKING

  • presenting in real-time with a large global reach,
  • taking part in mingling sessions during coffee breaks, lunch and reception,
  • we cover your conference ticket (incl. lunch and coffee breaks), so you can attend other talks,
  • we will promote your talk via various social media channels,
  • the recording of your talk will be released on YouTube to the public after the event, and promoted,
  • the chat tab for your talk - the possibility to review and continue the discussion around your presentation
  • possibility to ask/answer (via Q&A tab or by voice) questions to speakers/audience
  • setting up and running discussions around your favourite subjects on the community board (chat rooms)
  • setting up and running virtual meet-ups before, during and after the event (functionality of a community board)
  • possibility to take part in open sessions, like Lightning talks.


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/


TUTORIALS

If you ar also interested in giving a tutorial, you can find more information and submit it here: https://forms.gle/kgMM8VXMBUecZHqp7


CODE OF CONDUCT

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree to the following code of conduct.


PRIVACY

Code Sync and Erlang Solutions care about your data and privacy. By submitting this form you agree that your data will be processed according to our privacy policy. You can opt out anytime from the emails you receive from Code Sync. You also agree to your submission (all the form fields) being shared with our committee members.


event fee

free for speakers

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.