A talk should be bite-sized and focused on a certain topic. This means that you should not expect to be able to cover multiple broad areas in one talk. You can submit more than one proposal, to cover a set of topics, but we cannot guarantee their final scheduled order. Therefore, we recommend topics be structured in a way so as to minimize their interdependence so that they do not need to be presented in a specific order.
We give speakers a choice to speak live or send us a pre-recorded session. We understand pre-recording your session requires extra time and extra set of skills and we are currently considering ways to make it easier for you. If you choose to pre-record your session, remember it only needs to be as good as you would do live. This is not a Hollywood movie :)
A discussion is 40 minutes long. If speakers wish to continue after the 40-minute slot, there will be a dedicated place for it. A discussion has a dedicated moderator and up to 5 active speakers.
Discussions are delivered live. We do not accept pre-recorded discussions.
A workshop is 40 minutes long, although we will consider exceptions. The number of attendees is not limited like it would be in an in-person event.
We allow up to 3 active presenters in a workshop. You must designate one of them to be the primary session leader. Feel free to recruit your colleagues to interact with people in chat while you are talking.
All workshops are conducted live. We do not accept pre-recorded workshops. However, you may find it useful to pre-record demo components of your workshop.
We recognize that adjusting booths and meetups to the virtual environment is very challenging and we are considering steps we can take to ensure high meetup and booth traffick. We are working on a list of suggestions for virtual booths and meetups. We are open to working together with booth staff and meetup organizers in order to find the best possible solution in the virtual environment.
Contests are easy to set up, there should be an intro meeting for those who want to join and then they can work on their own. We will provide a chat channel to help and monitor the contest.
A lightning talk is 5-minute long. All lightning talks are pre-recorded and submitted in advance.
Lightning talks will be available to view during the whole event. The voting for the best talk will be available too and 3 best talks will be announced the last day.
If you choose to pre-record your session, remember it only needs to be as good as you would do live. This is not a Hollywood movie :)
Because there will not be as many opportunities to physically point out things in real time such as the hallway track, the coaching program will offer practical advice around those areas as a supplement to the main goal of helping new attendees navigate this new virtual event.