Want To Speak At RailsConf 2010? Submit Your Proposals Now
Want to impress your fellow Rails developers? Want to get a free pass to the world's definitive Rails conference to see great keynote speakers of the caliber of Tim Ferriss? Submit a proposal to speak at RailsConf 2010 - taking place June 7-10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Yep, the call for participation opened today!
Speaking at RailsConf is a great addition to your CV and a lot of RailsConf's speakers have been first timers. From what I've seen over the years, there doesn't seem to be a pattern to who gets in and who doesn't (though bigger names do, certainly, seem to pop up more - but perhaps they submit the most proposals..) and as long as you can come up with a solid Rails-related talk proposal, you're in with a good chance.
The official call for proposals outlines some areas that would be preferred:
- Time-saving developer productivity tips, tricks, and tools
- Patterns and best practices for developing maintainable Rails applications
- Rails Internals
- Complex domain modeling
- Rails development case studies, including application rewrites and organizational bootstrapping
- Making Rails
- Heterogeneous systems integration
- Real-world deployment and scaling
- Making the most out of new Rails features
- Gem and Plugin highlights
- Extending Rails
Proposals are due by 11:59pm Eastern on March 17, 2010 and successful speakers will be notified in April. Good luck!