Sunday, 22 September 2013

NorDevCon 2014: Call for Papers

Conference: 28 February 2014
Submission Deadline: 1st November 2013
Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH
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Call for Papers & Speakers

Naked Element Ltd. is proud to present NorDevCon, the Norfolk Developers Agile and tech conference in the heart of Norfolk.
NorDevCon will take place on Friday 28th February 2014 at the Kings Centre in Norwich. Building on the hugely successful Agile and technical tracks from last year’s SyncConf, NorDevCon will also feature a cloud and big data track, a workshop track and a combined local speaker and a SyncDevelopHER track.
We are looking for submissions for the local speaker, SyncDevelopHER and cloud & big data tracks,
Submissions should be made by the 1st November 2013 to and include the following information:
Session title
Session description (max 500 words)
Speaker name
Speaker email address
Speaker profile (max 500 words)
Indication of whether you are happy to have your session filmed
Indication of whether you are able to attend the speakers dinner
If your submission is accepted you will be notified by the 1st of December 2013. Having a session accepted entitles the speaker to free entry to the conference and, if appropriate, free travel to the conference and one night’s accommodation booked by us. It is also expected that you will attend the conference dinner in the evening, which will also be free to speakers.
We hope to have as many sessions as possible filmed and published freely on the web. Please let us know if you do not want to have your session filmed.


For the local speaker track we welcome submissions on any topic related to software development or Agile. To qualify for the local speaker track you must be working and preferably living in or around Norwich. This track is intended to help local developers and agilists take their first steps into speaking. If you haven’t tried it before submit a session and come and give it a go. The room used for the local speakers track holds about 30.
For the cloud & big data track we’re looking for technical sessions on the topic of cloud & big data. It’s as simple as that.
For the SyncDevelopHER track we are looking for speakers who are passionate about getting more women into technology and who would be willing to share their views on the topic and how they feel their gender has affected them within their own career to date and what they think the future should hold, how can we solve the current issues? Is education to blame? Or society?  Alternatively if you are a woman working in technology we'd love you to come and speak about any tech related topic. Being one of the smaller tracks of the day it would be ideal for anyone new to speaking.

Type of Sessions

All available sessions are 45 minutes long and are best suited to a presentation with slides.
All sessions must be entirely technical in nature. Any session that appears to be a sales pitch will not be accepted.


NorDevCon has a maximum capacity of 500 delegates. We expect to attract predominantly developers, but you should also expect to find entrepreneurs, managers, testers, enthusiasts and all sorts of other people, even agents!

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