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ITNEXT Summit 2020

event date

4 Nov 2020


Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179 Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ITNEXT Summit 2020 will take place on Wednesday, November 4th 2020, from 09:00 until 17:30. The 5th edition of ITNEXT Summit consists of three parallel tracks:

  • JavaScript
  • Data Engineering
  • DevOps

If you are passionate about these topics, we are inviting you to submit your talk by June 30th 2020, 23:59:59 UTC+1.

This event is meant for developers, engineers, IT architects and professionals who want to expand their knowledge and meet like-minded professionals.

Selection process — We take the selection process seriously, so we've put a lot of thought into it. We pick talks based on the following guidelines:

  • Each track has a programme committee, which selects the relevant talks
  • All the submissions are anonymized during the first round, (we do blind voting to avoid any bias against the submitter)
  • Then the programme committee rates each submission based on the talk details on a scale from 1 to 10
  • Finally, we remove all anonymity from the selected talks so we can also weigh them up against the speakers' details, such as location. (Based on our budget, we may choose a local speaker or a speaker that meets budget conditions).

We follow a selection process that is adopted by many communities, and we value:

  • The relevance of the topic for our tracks
  • Coherence and clarity of the proposal,
  • Novelty/originality of the topic
  • Talks related to real-life situations such as production implementations

Under-represented voices — We want to hear all voices, including those that may have less opportunity to speak at similar events. We can offer mentorship for first-time speakers or for those who are afraid of public speaking but has an awesome talk to deliver.

Travel and Accommodation We highly appreciate if your company can cover the costs. Otherwise, we will do our best to have your travel and accommodation expenses covered. ITNEXT Summit is a non-profit conference, that's why the money from sponsorship and ticket sales will be allocated to create the best experience for our speakers and visitors.

ITNEXT was born in 2016 as a community for sharing knowledge, discussion, and getting feedback from each other. ITNEXT is composed of three pillars: a publication for sharing technical articles (, monthly meetups ( and an annual conference (

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

18 Feb 2020

Call closes at 11:59 PM

25 Mar 2020

Call closes in W. Europe Standard Time (UTC+01:00) timezone.
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Thank you for considering a submission for the fifth edition of ITNEXT Summit.

To increase your chance of having your session selected, please consider the following topics. These subjects have been chosen to fit this year's theme!

JavaScript track 

  • Developer Culture, improving JavaScript developers’ lives
  • Automation ideas to improve workflows
  • Wild Ideas & Mind-bending Hacks
  • New JS features and their impact
  • JS Frameworks
  • JS & Machine Learning
  • Performance optimizations
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • Latest Web APIs
  • Tooling and case studies 

Finally: Anything you feel passionate about that relates to the Web or JavaScript

DevOps track

  • Agile process and methods; lessons from the front line (do's and don'ts)
  • Cloud -Migrations and -Strategies -- or stay on-premise?
  • State of Cloud Native; containers, FaaS, etc
  • Awesome CI/CD and/or Infra-as-Code related tools
  • Automation of Security, Monitoring, Logging, Backup, and other non-functionals
  • Serverless in Practice
  • Serverless Security, Monitoring and Updates
  • Serverless Code Development Practices, Tips and Techniques

Finally: Bonus points for opensource tools, lessons from the front-line, running code and live demos.

Data Engineering track

  • Machine Learning engineering:
    - Models in industrial applications
    - AI with small data
    - AutoML
    - End-to-end machine learning platforms
    - Model and Data versioning, Feature stores
  • Risk management in Data applications:
    - Privacy (Privacy-preserving ML)
    - Security
    - Fairness (Explainability/responsible AI)
  • Data Discoverability/Governance
  • Testing automation and monitoring for data pipelines
  • Data Engineering on modern infrastructure:
    - Cloud infrastructure
    - Containers
    - Storage optimization
  • Advances in Streaming technologies

Finally: Any practical talks on your lesson learned or experience with specific applications as well as talks with a focus on emerging technologies.

The duration of each session will be 30 minutes.


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