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Kubernetes Community Days Africa 2022 - Lagos

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Kubernetes Community Days Africa 2022 - Lagos

event starts

8 Jul 2022

event ends

9 Jul 2022

location

Lagos, Nigeria

website

kcdafrica.com


finished 116 days ago
Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

05 Apr 2022

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

31 May 2022

This event is in W. Central Africa Standard Time (UTC+01:00) timezone.
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Thanks for your interest in submitting for KCD Africa 2022 - Lagos. 

Kubernetes Community Days Africa brings together hundreds of IT executives, cloud operators, and technology providers to discuss cloud computing and to learn about Cloud-native technologies. The Kubernetes Community Day Africa is supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and hosted by the Africa Cloud Initiative.


While the name says Kubernetes, every cloud-native technology is welcome, come share your unique stories about the magic your have created.


CFP Types

  • Talk  (30 minutes including Q/A) - Physical or virtual presentations about any project, open-source solutions or use-cases.
  • Tutorial (1 hour) - Virtual Only Tutorial style presentation, geared toward a beginner audience. Do you have something interesting that you think the community should learn? Come teach us.


First time submitting? Don’t feel intimidated 

Kubernetes Community Days Africa is an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing. You do not need to be a chief architect or long-time industry pundit to submit a proposal, in fact, we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for all of our events.


Consider the Following as You Write Your Proposal: 

  • What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  • Why should YOU be the one to give this talk? You have a unique story. Tell it.
  • Explain how this fits into Kubernetes Community Days and the overall Open Source Ecosystem. 

We definitely do not expect every presentation to have code snippets and technical deep-dives but here are two things that you should avoid when preparing your proposal because they are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees:

  • Sales or Marketing Pitches
  • Unlicensed or Potentially Closed-Source Technologies 


There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.