Thank you very much for your interest in speaking at DevFest CZ 2020!
DevFest CZ 2020 will take place in Ostrava on October 10. We have an 8-year-long tradition and aim to be more of a festival than yet another conference. The venue will be full of gadgets, geeky fun and even some role-playing.
You can submit a talk (~40 min of length). You can also submit the form multiple times if you have multiple topics and we will pick that suits the event best. You don't need to write your bio multiple times, just mention that it is not your only submission.
The official conference language is English, but we won't force Czech speakers to give a talk in English if they are not comfortable with that. If you prefer speaking in Czech, write the talk title & abstract in the Czech language.
👩👨Tip! We support the diversity of our speakers and welcome underrepresented groups in tech. We saw at Google I/O that a format of two co-speakers works really well. Do not hesitate to submit a CfP for two! More info below.
We give all CfPs the chance to be submitted, but of course, not everyone will have the opportunity to stand on the stage. If you are curious about the selection process, we will most likely follow our last years' strategy; read more at http://bit.ly/selectingDFCZspeakers.
If you are not sure whether your topic is relevant or interesting enough, have a look at our previous years at https://devfest.cz/. You are doing this for a community, therefore mind its interests.
WHICH PROPOSALS DON'T FIT
We are interested in experience-based talks. We will not accept proposals that are:
🚫 Just repeating documentation without your experience/lessons learned.
🚫 Pitching/selling a company or a product. It's OK to mention your company, but it shouldn't be the main focus.
🚫 Recruitment talks to attract talent.
🚫 The exact same talk which you've already delivered and can be found online.
🚫 Stolen presentations.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION COSTS
Here are a few more details about travelling to and staying in Ostrava:
✈️ Travelling to Ostrava we will book your plane or other means of transportation ticket.
🛏️ Staying in Ostrava: we will book a room for you near the venue, for a day before and a day after the conference. If you’d like to stay longer, we can help you arrange things, just let us know. You will have to cover any extra nights, though.
🕊️ This a non-commercial event organized by the community, so if your employer can cover your travel and/or accommodation, it will help us substantially. We will be happy to mention the company as a supporter on the website (you can state that on the last page of this form). The money we save will be invested in the organization of the conference and scholarships for attendees from underrepresented groups or students.
🎟️ Entry to the conference: as a speaker, you will get a free ticket. Please note that we may not be done with the speaker selection by the time tickets go on sale, so if you want to join the event as an attendee, let us know in the form below and we’ll hold a ticket for you in case your talk is not selected.
PERKS OF BEING A SPEAKER
Why is it cool to speak at DevFest CZ?
🎁 You will get a free entry to the whole conference
💪 Exposure to up to 700 developers on site
📹 We will record your talk and publish it on YouTube for additional exposure
🍔 We will invite you to speakers' dinner before the conference and the afterparty will rock as well🙂
👍 We will work with you to make the best presentation – we will share some tips before the conference and give you feedback from attendees after the conference
I have read and I understand all of the above. I'm aware this is a community-driven conference fueled by the enthusiasm of volunteers and I share the same joyful spirit. As proof I will check the following password "Cowboy" at the end of this form.