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HelpMeAbstract connects would be speakers with veteran speakers to get feedback on their talk abstracts before submission to conferences.

The process is simple.

  1. Go to
  2. Submit abstract in markdown format in a Gist Link
  3. Wait for feedback from volunteer veteran speakers.

If you'd like to volunteer you can sign up here

Local Development

  • Install requirements via composer and composer.json
    • Run composer install
  • Migrate database via phinx and phinx.yml
    • Edit phinx.yml and update the database settings in the development setting
    • Run php vendor/bin/phinx migrate
  • Copy env.changeme to .env (if it doesn't yet exist) and modify the database credentials
  • Run this Slim-based application locally via php -S localhost:8000 -t . index.php from the public/ folder