Velocity New York 2013 Call for Participation

Call closed 11:59pm 04/29/2013 EDT.

  • Are you the person who gets the call when your company’s site is slow or has gone down?
  • Do you know how to improve performance and balance efficiency and availability?
  • Have you overcome a major scaling challenge?
  • Does your web app run on desktop and mobile from a single code base using progressive enhancement?

If so, we want you at Velocity New York 2013. Submit your proposal for a session, panel, or tutorial. Read tips for submitting a proposal. The deadline for all proposals is midnight ET on April 29, 2013.

Some of the themes and memes we’re interested in for the 2013 conference program include:

  • Building resilience into applications, infrastructure, and teams
  • Operations escalation and outage handling patterns
  • Production datastore architectures at scale
  • NoSQL
  • Mobile performance
  • Effective cloud computing
  • JavaScript speedups
  • TCP, HTTP, and SSL optimizations
  • Metrics and monitoring
  • Impact on the bottom line

You’ll be asked to include the following information for your proposal:

  • Proposed title
  • Overview and extended descriptions of the presentation: main idea, subtopics, conclusion
  • Suggested track
  • Speaker(s): expertise and summary biography

Proposals will be considered for the following types of presentations:

  • 90-minute tutorial
  • 40-minute session
  • 40-minute panel discussion

Limited speaking opportunities are also available through conference sponsorship. Contact Gloria Lombardo at (203) 381-9245 or glombardo@oreilly.com for more information.

Tips for Submitting a Proposal

Help us understand why your presentation is the right one for Velocity.

Please keep in mind that this event is by and for professionals. Our participants expect that all presentations and supporting materials will be respectful, inclusive, and “safe for work.”

  • Be authentic! Your peers need original presentation ideas that focus real-world scenarios, relevant examples, and knowledge transfer
  • Give your proposal a simple and straightforward title. Clever or inappropriate titles make it harder for people to figure out what you’re really talking about
  • Include as much detail about the planned presentation as possible. The longer the talk you’re proposing, the more detail you should provide
  • If you are proposing a panel, tell us who else would be on it
  • Keep proposals free of marketing and sales
  • If you are not the speaker, provide the contact information of the person you’re suggesting. We tend to ignore proposals submitted by PR agencies unless we can reach the suggested participant directly. Improve the proposal’s chances of being accepted by working closely with the presenter(s) to write a jargon-free proposal that contains clear value for attendees
  • Keep the audience in mind: they’re professional, and already pretty smart
  • Context is important. If your presentation is about something truly ground-breaking, it will be helpful to the reviewers if you describe it in terms of things that attendees might already know of
  • Limit the scope of the talk: in 40 minutes, you won’t be able to cover Everything about Framework X. Instead, pick a useful aspect, or a particular technique, or walk through a simple program
  • Explain why people will want to attend: is your topic gaining traction? Is it critical to modern business? Will attendees learn how to use it, program it, or just what it is?
  • Repeated talks from the conference circuit are less likely to be appealing. The conference has a limited number of slots, and if attendees can see the same talk somewhere else, why should they come see you at this one? If you speak at a lot of events, be sure to note why this presentation is different
  • Let us know in your proposal notes whether you can give all the talks you submitted proposals for
  • Does your presentation have the participation of a woman, person of color, or member of another group often underrepresented at tech conferences? Diversity is one of the factors we seriously consider when reviewing proposals as we seek to broaden our speaker roster
  • We welcome sessions for attendees with a variety of skill levels. Consider proposing a number of different skill-level sessions, and please indicate the experience and knowledge level of the audience that you are targeting: novice, intermediate, or expert

Want to promote your product or company? A limited number of speaking opportunities are also available through conference sponsorship. Contact Gloria Lombardo at (203) 381-9245 or glombardo@oreilly.com for more information.

Resources

Important Dates

Proposals due: April 29, 2013
Speakers will be notified: May 2013
Registration opens: May 2013

Code of Conduct

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Gloria Lombardo at (203) 381-9245 or glombardo@oreilly.com

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