Call for Papers

Codemotion Amsterdam 2018 will take place on May 8-9 at De Kromhouthal.
Call for Papers deadline: December 11, 2017.
Depending on the amount and the quality of the submissions, the conference agenda will be live presumably in March. Read the guidelines below to craft the perfect application!

Submit Your Paper

2018 CONFERENCE TOPICS

We are looking forward to paper proposals related to the following topics:

  • Software Architecture
  • Cloud & Serverless
  • Big Data
  • DevOps
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain
  • IoT
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Inspirational
  • Diversity in Tech
  • Front-End
  • Design/UX
  • AR/MR/VR
  • Game Dev

Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome, provided that they are relevant or inspirational for the tech community.

AUDIENCE

Codemotion Amsterdam has drawn about 800 attendees in 2017, and we are expecting nothing less for 2018. Most of them are experienced IT professionals.

Our audience generally breaks down into:

  • 30% CTO and Tech Leads
  • 45% Senior Developers
  • 15% Junior Developers
  • 10% Students

What do our attendees look for?

Our conference attracts developers, IT professionals and tech lovers with diverse professional backgrounds. We are looking for talks which provide them with:

  • Showcase of technical excellence, latest research and cutting-edge technologies
  • Hands-on knowledge that could be useful for their job
  • Best practices and case studies that can help them become better developers
  • Code! Remember to show some lines of code and some demos
  • Inspirational talks and visions on how technology is shaping the future
  • Talks with great contents, which do not hold a hidden marketing pitch

LEVELS

Codemotion talks are sorted in 4 levels:

  • Beginner: Introductory talk on a cutting edge technology/framework/language etc. Keep always in mind, even when you are delivering a beginner session, that your audience is going to be made up of IT, experienced professionals: so avoid presenting the very basics of your topic.
  • Intermediate: A detailed analysis on some aspects of well-known technologies, issues, topics.
  • Advanced: A deep dive talk for a keen and skilful audience. This is the talk you’d wish to attend to learn something new on your key topic.
  • Non-technical: A wide-ranging and far-reaching proposal on cross-cutting themes: personal career experience and points of view will be highly appreciated.

The audience of our tech conference is getting more and more international and skilled every year: our main aim is to offer them a real opportunity of growth in a multicultural oriented environment. Keep this in mind when choosing the level of your paper proposal.

Our conference is made by several parallel tracks: each Session is 40 minutes long. We also welcome proposals for 15-minute Lightning Talks. Due to time constraints, make sure to deliver a challenging and inspiring talk, conveying information in an insightful, concise and clear manner.

Every session will be recorded and the slides will be shared on SlideShare.

SELECTION PROCESS

We usually receive an average of 300 proposals: we choose the best 60 to complete the Codemotion Amsterdam agenda.

The proposals are collected through a public Call for Papers and they are evaluated separately by both tech communities and our Program Committee.
The agenda is created by the Program Committee, on the basis of the outcome of the voting process and the topics chosen for the conference.

All speakers who have applied will be contacted via email: the selected ones about two months before the conference, those who were not selected about one month before the conference.

GUIDELINES

Topics
We appreciate novelty and real case studies: take into account what could be useful to our audience, according to your experience. Also, if you are planning to present a talk you have already delivered elsewhere, try to add a twist, a fresh touch.

Talk title
The title of your talk is probably the hardest part of your application: it has to capture the attendees’ attention and spark their interest. Keep it short, memorable, compelling, with a touch of personality, hinting at the subject and focus of your talk.

Culture & Language
In case you are giving a talk in a place where the dominant language or culture is not your own, we recommend to find someone who represents your target audience in order to review your slides and rehearse your talk.

First-time speaker?
If you are not sure how to craft the perfect application or how to deliver a session that rocks, feel free to contact us: our Program Committee will be happy to review your proposal and provide feedback.

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