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Call for Speakers: March #462

billyroh opened this Issue Dec 17, 2018 · 1 comment


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billyroh commented Dec 17, 2018

We're looking for speakers for our meetup!

How do I submit a talk?
You can either comment on this issue or send us an email at

When and where will it be?
When: Wednesday, March 6 from 7 to 10 PM.
Where: Soma StrEat Food Park

What should I talk about?
We don’t have a strict formula, but this is the balance we try to strike every month:

  • 2x Creative Talks: Creative applications of programming. Past examples are generating lego murals out of static images, and building an in-browser RPG.
  • 1x Passion Talk: Something you’re excited about outside of work. Past examples are starting and maintaining an open source project, and using meditation and programming side by side.
  • 1x Technical Talk: A deep dive on a technical topic. Past examples are optimizing your code for the V8 JavaScript engine, and using functional programming for developing UI.

Do I need to be an expert to talk?
Nope. This meetup is supposed to be fun and casual, so we want everyone to participate. We especially encourage people of underrepresented groups to apply.

How long should my talk be?
Ten minutes. There won't be any formal Q&A.

What should be in my talk submission?
We don’t have a strict formula for this either, but past successful submissions have included the following:

  • What the audience should take away from the talk
  • Why you’re excited about the subject
  • A general outline of your talk (bullet points are good)

If you only have a rough idea, we’re also happy to workshop your idea with you on our Slack channel (#wafflejs).

What's the A/V situation?
We'll have a projector and a mic for you to use. Let us know if you need any fancy adapters (we'll have some Apple ones).

Can I submit a talk for a thing I made, for either myself or my employer?
Generally, no. We've found that when people give talks about a thing they made, it comes off as self-promotional. We'll make exceptions for this though, especially when it's less about the thing, but rather lessons learned by making the thing.


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mikeal commented Jan 17, 2019

I'm working on a talk about decentralized linked data (IPLD). It could probably be ready by March :)

The talk is meant to be a basic introduction to working with structured data on the the Decentralized Web.

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