Code PaLOUsa 2020

Location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Date created: Mar 3, 2020


Code PaLOUsa is a multi-day software development conference designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of technology stack. The conference schedule features presentations from well-known professionals in the software development community. The conference also features exhibitor tables where leading software development companies come to interact with attendees to show off their latest wares. We are inviting the software development community to submit talks for Code PaLOUsa 2020 which will be held August 19 - 21, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville in downtown Louisville. Code PaLOUsa is an annual multi-day software development conference designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of technology stack or role. This Call for Speakers will close on March 22, 2020.

We are looking for both technical and non-technical session pertaining to every aspect of software development in the following broad categories: 
Application Development – Sessions will cover a breadth of application development topics to help attendees develop applications that solve the user’s needs.
Cloud/Infrastructure – Sessions across this category will prepare attendees to deploy and manage cloud and infrastructure solutions tailored for their users’ needs.Project Management – Sessions will show attendees how to manage software development projects with success.Requirements – Solid software depends on solid requirements; these sessions will provide guidance on how to develop solid requirements so the team can build solid software.Soft Skills – These sessions will help attendees become better people which will help them be better software development professionals.Software Testing – Sessions will show how to implement the best software test methodologies to help ensure the attendees’ teams deliver the best quality product possible.User Experience – No one wants to use software that is visually unappealing and/or hard to use, these sessions will provide information on how to build applications that users will want to use. Wednesday, August 19, 2020 will be our pre-conference day where we will be offering our attendees half-day (3-hour) and full-day (6-hour) workshops. Thursday, August 20, 2020 and Friday, August 21, 2020 will be our primary conference days where we offer as many quality 60-minute sessions as we can fill into those days.

If You Are Selected as a Speaker  All speakers get a single free ticket to attend all three days of the conference. We also will cover 2 nights (3 nights for pre-conference workshop speakers) of your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Louisville. We pay the hotel directly, you do not have to wait for a reimbursement.

Please let us know if you have any special requirements and we will try to accommodate. Please remember that this is a community conference brought to you by volunteers in our industry – your peers. We Can Help  Not everyone is a natural talent on stage; not everyone can produce out of the world slide decks; not everyone is a demo king/queen; and not everyone know that they have something great to talk about. There are a million reasons why you do not consider yourself a speaker, but we are here to prove you wrong. If all you have is a gut feeling that you should be on stage, we are here to help you develop and hone the skills you think you lack to deliver a great presentation.

Here are some things we can help you out with: We are happy to brainstorm your interest to see if a great topic is hidingWe are happy to connect you with experience speakers to help you prepare your submissionWe are happy to review and advise on how to produce your slide deckIf you need to practice your talk, get in touch and we can try to hook you up with a local group that will allow you to practice in front a smaller, friendly crowdWhatever else you might need, we are here to help Get in touch with us at and we’ll see what we can do to help.

Anti-Harassment Policy  Code PaLOUsa is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules maybe sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Check out the Code PaLOUsa Code of Conduct for more details.

Commitment to Diversity  It is Code PaLOUsa’s goal to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and education and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are actively seeking to increase diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our Call for Speakers, other open submission processes, and through dialogue with the larger communities we serve. For more details, please check out the Code PaLOUsa’s Commitment to Diversity page.

Date conference starts: Wed Aug 19, 2020

Date conference ends: Wed Aug 19, 2020

Date CFP opens: Mar 2, 2020

Date CFP closes: Mar 30, 2020