Call for Speakers

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DDD Melbourne 2019

event date

10 Aug 2019

location

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre Melbourne, Australia


Our goal

We want to encourage people that wouldn't normally speak at conferences to give it a go! 

Hot tips

Make the Session title and Session description really shine - along with the format, level and tags they are the only fields that will be shown for anonymous voting by the public. All other values are only seen by organisers (apart from your bio which is shown on the agenda if your talk is chosen). 

Note: We are asking a number of optional demographic questions to allow us to report on our efforts to promote diversity of submissions. 

If you need help with your title or description reach out to get a mentor or attend our abstract writing workshop

We've found some great advice for presenting at: www.guysmithferrier.com/Downloads/HowToGiveGreatPresentations.pdf

Still not convinced?

Email us to get a mentor - we have a bunch of experienced speakers who are happy to have a confidential chat with you to run through any ideas you have or give safe and constructive feedback.

Code of Conduct

By submitting a talk to DDD Melbourne you agree to uphold and setting an example of upholding the DDD Melbourne Code of Conduct.

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 5:00 PM

13 Apr 2019

CfS closes at 10:00 PM

15 Jun 2019

This event is in AUS Eastern Standard Time time zone.
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DDD Melbourne is an inclusive non-profit conference for the Melbourne software community.

We welcome presentations from any topic relevant to the software industry; if voters think your presentation is interesting, it's in!

In the past we've had a huge range of presentations including the following topics: Agile, building great teams, UI design, software testing, virtual reality, women in tech, web accessibility, open source software, feedback culture, self-employment tips, mentoring, Scrum, pair programming, bots, IoT, machine learning, neural networks, quantum encryption, Assembly language, automated deployments, mobile development, mobile test automation, architecture, microservices, serverless, APIs, GraphQL, actors, JavaScript, authentication, React, UWP, HTTP protocol, Git, Docker and pointers.  

Before submitting a presentation please consider the following:

  • We have an enforced code of conduct to ensure a friendly atmosphere.
  • We have anonymous presentation voting; we will only show the title, abstract and tags of a talk to voters to remove unconscious bias.
  • You will likely be speaking to an audience of between 80-180 people.
  • You are welcome to submit a talk with a co-presenter or as a team.
  • We have 2 presentation sizes you can choose from: 20 minutes and 45 minutes.
  • Presentations are not a sales presentation although you are welcome to have a slide or two about yourself and your company.
  • You will probably have internet access, but you should have a backup plan in case it's unavailable.
  • We will open voting about 2 months prior to the event. If your presentation gets voted in and you agree to present, then this is a serious commitment.
  • You are welcome to submit more than one presentation, if you have multiple presentations that are voted in then we will either ask you to select one or select the highest voted talk to maximise the number of speaking opportunities we offer. 

Questions? Fire off an email to speakers@dddmelbourne.com and we'll get right back to you :)


event fee

free for speakers

Unfortunately, we can't cover flights and accommodation for speakers, but if that's a limitation that stops you from speaking then please reach out to us to discuss.


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