AzConf

Location: Online

Date created: Aug 30, 2020

URL: https://www.azconf.dev

Description:
Azure Community Conference will be a 3-day multi-track virtual conference between 24-26 November 2020. The conference is aimed at Cloud and Web Developers working with open source and cloud-native technologies on the Microsoft Stack.

We host technology experts around the globe to educate, network, and share their expertise with our global attendees on.Net/C#/Asp.Net/Developer Technologies (anything that runs on Azure)
Front-end/Javascript Frameworks/UI/UX
DevOps and Cloud-Native Technologies on Azure
Data, IoT and Application Security
Life Hacks / Career & Work Skills
Other developer-centric topicsCommunity-based learning is the best way to enhance the concepts being discussed by connecting with tech enthusiasts and experts on a live platform. Learn from shared first-hand experiences adding familiarity with accessible examples. 
All skill levels are welcome to help accomplish our motto of learning, sharing, and networking. Let's join hands to empower the Technology Community to make it bigger and better! The much-awaited, Azure Community Developer Conference (2020) will offer a combination of interactive talks, lightning talks, workshops, and panel discussions with the sole aim of learning from each other and growing as a community of enthusiasts and experts. As this is a fully virtual conference, it does not involve the hassles of travel and logistics and moving away from your comfort zone. You can meet our global audience right from your laptop in your chosen safe corner – work or home or anywhere! :)
Format and duration
Interactive talks: 60 minutes
Lightning talks: 10 minutes
Workshops: 60-120 minutes (1 or 2 talk slots)

Here are some suggestions for topics:
.NET
Architecture & Design
Back-End and Front-End
Serverless and Cloud-Native
Micro- Services
Event-Driven solutions
Cloud
Kubernetes / Containers/ K3S
Mobile
Web
Open Source
Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning
Ethics in software development
Modern development practices
Testing
Continuous Delivery
DevOps
Tools for software development
Software methodology and process
Teams, people, roles and how we work.
Product development
Experience Reports
Project and incident postmortems
Edge, IoT, and hardware
AR/VR
Functional Programming
Programming Languages.
And everything else...We encourage you to submit your top presentation on the topics you are most passionate about, and not your entire portfolio. Try to limit your submissions to 3-4. If you have any previous speaking experience, please include links to videos, online presentations/slides or blogposts.Evaluation Process
Submitted sessions will be shortlisted based on the final score/rating mentioned in the evaluation criteria detailed below. Selected speakers will be invited to present the papers at the Global Azure Community Conference between November 24- 26’2020. Other details on the final agenda, schedule, pre event practice dates etc., will be shared with the final team of selected speakers.Evaluation Criteria
Technical or management expertise
Past experience as a speaker
Presentation skills
Session content
Session level
Tips for a winning submission: Before submitting your session, you might want to consider the target audience you’ll be talking to, as well as some of the other tips we have put together for you. You can submit more than one session.
Few recommendations while submitting the talks. 
Write a descriptive, fun and enticing title – this should “sell” your session to the audience
Target 300-400 level technical content; 100 and 200 level content is in low demand – if you say your talk is level 400 then make sure it is or be prepared for a barrage of feedback in your evaluations!
Describe content that is new, unique or significantly refreshed from a previous presentation
Take a solution-oriented approach
Ensure there is NO or minimal marketing talk in your content
Showcase your speaking experience (past events/sessions you’ve had, ideally sessions which were also recorded)
If targeting levels 100-200, focus on currently released or upcoming technologies
Look into an advanced/expert approach to existing technologies and solutions (levels 300-400)
Include one or more live demos for technical sessions; historically, sessions with strong demos receive higher audience scores
Include personal experience; this goes down well with an audience of your peers, as everyone prefers to learn from someone else’s mistake instead of having to go through it themselves
Please note that sessions that focus on proprietary technologies or solutions and on selling/advertising those technologies will be ignored from the start. Also, the AzConf organizers reserve the right to select specific sessions based on other criteria or preferences, as needed.Please note that sessions that focus on proprietary technologies or solutions and on selling/advertising those technologies will be ignored from the start. Also, the AzConf organizers reserve the right to select specific sessions based on other criteria or preferences, as needed.


Date conference starts: Tue Nov 24, 2020

Date conference ends: Tue Nov 24, 2020

Date CFP opens: Aug 28, 2020

Date CFP closes: Oct 30, 2020