Call for Presentations
The CFP is now closed and we are reviewing submissions.
- Call for presentation opens: early April, 2019
- Call for presentation ends: late April, 2019
- Speakers notified by: mid May, 2019
- Conference dates: Sept 12-14, 2019
Admission and Travel
All speakers receive the following benefits:
- Free admission to Strange Loop
- Up to 4 nights of hotel
- Ground transportation between airport and hotel
Strange Loop is a developer-focused conference that encompasses past (the history of computing), present (deep dives on today's technology), and future (what's next). Strange Loop is not focused on any particular language or area of technology - see below for more guidance. Reviewing the archives from 2016 and 2017 is a great way to see what has been invited or selected in the past!
Sessions are 40 minutes during the main Strange Loop conference (Sept 27-28th). While we normally take presentation proposals for the preconference day (Sept 26th), this year we are configured differently and will NOT be taking workshop proposals.
Sessions are 40 minutes and take place on Sept 13th and 14th, 2019.
This year's tracks are:
- Architecting for the Cloud - creating and maintaining architectures in the cloud
- Languages - functional programming, logic programming, dynamic/scripting languages, new or emerging languages
- Database and Distributed Systems - all kinds of databases and distributed systems
- Web Dev - web frameworks, web architecture, web technologies
- Security - securing applications, digital rights,
- AI / Machine Learning - deep learning, machine learning, neural nets, practices and tools
- Creative or Generative Software - software that creates or generates art, programs, music, games
- Strange Software - software or algorithms in unusual places - examples include knitting machines and origami
Some additional suggestions on getting the best response for your talk:
- Please submit no more than 2 talks! Contact email@example.com for guidance on choosing which topics to submit.
- Your title and abstract should sell your talk to attendees (and reviewers). The abstract should answer the question "Why should I attend this talk? What will I learn?"
- The "what will the attendee learn?" section is where you can communicate the next level of detail to reviewers - ideally this will briefly describe what you expect attendees to get out of the session.
- For more info on reasons talks are frequently rejected, please see these notes on talk selection from a prior year.
The CFP form allows you to add multiple presenters to your talk. Single speaker talks are preferred, so please consider this option carefully. In some cases we may ask you to work with us to manage travel and hotel costs.
We are always happy to give you feedback in choosing between multiple potential topics and we encourage you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions before you submit.