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How To Submit A Proposal

First and foremost, make sure you're available on both 11/8 and 11/9. Once we have settled on the talks, we will be curating an agenda that groups like topics together. More information at cascadiajs.com.

  • Create a Github account if you don't have one already

  • Fork this repository

  • Create and commit a .MD file in this directory named after the talk title and your Github ID.

    For example, if your talk is called "Intro To Node.js" and your Github ID is janedoe, name the file ~/proposal/intro-to-nodejs_janedoe.md (example template)

  • Commit an image of yourself in the images subdirectory, named after your Github id.

    Format should be PNG, 256x256 Eg: ~/proposal/images/janedoe.png

  • When you're ready, submit a pull request

  • Send an email to carter.rabasa@gmail.com to introduce yourself and so that we have a way to contact you if your talk is accepted.

  • Wait patiently (and nicely) for us to get back to you. We will respond to everyone who submits a proposal even if it's just to say "Thanks but no thanks".

What should be in the proposal?

Every proposal should have, at minimum, the following information:

  • Your Full Name
  • Presentation Title
  • Presentation Description
  • Presentation Duration (in minutes/hours/days)
  • Your preferred photo for the website (256x256)

If would be great if you could add in a short personal bio (50 words or less) and other details like links to your blog, twitter account, open source projects, company, or what have you, that's completely up to you. Whatever floats your boat. Bios are nice! :)

To make this easier, we've created a template you can copy and modify. See proposal-template_jane-doe.md in this directory.

If you have any other artifacts that relate to your presentation, like slide decks, code samples, videos, etc, make a directory named the same as the .MD file from above, and put related files in there. For example, if my proposal was saved in intro-to-nodejs_janedoe.md, I would place the example code in ~/cascadiajs.github.com/proposal/intro-to-nodejs_janedoe/example-code.js

What are we looking for?

We're looking for anything related to JS technology, which includes: browser, Node.js, Windows 8, Firefox OS, you name it. We're still working out the final format of the conference, but most of the talks will need to be ~30 minutes.

We're also open to suggestions for unconference topics. For example, suppose you really want to talk about MongoDB in Node.js but don't have a presentation, maybe just some questions or experiences to share? We will likely set aside time for lightening talks, so get your ideas ready.

Other Stuff

If you have any questions about this process, need more information or need assistance with travel and/or lodging, don't hesitate to reach out to us at carter.rabasa@gmail.com.

Thanks, Troy and Carter