Recently this post caught my attention and made me want to apply for public speaking again.
Besides workshops and presentation at work ( and a Scratch coding workshop I gave at my kid's school) I never gave a speech at a Tech Conference, and in 2019 I decided that ( or at least starting with some Tech Meetups here in Hamburg) would have been my next year's resolution.
This is why I actually join Toastmasters International, to practice public speaking.
Then the pandemic stroke, I got more involved in leading a team (Toastmasters, helped me in that a lot too!) and somehow "Speaking at conferences" went a bit down in my TODO list.
When I read that CDKDay was next month, was online, and there was also the possibility of prerecord the speech, I decided to give it a go.
Being rejected burns a bit, but it's normal - especially with online confs, the amount of submissions must be very high - and I think unless you are already a popular, established speaker, rejections are part of the process.
My question now is, since this opportunity really lit the fire and my desire again:
where do you find Tech Conferences where to speak at?
Do you know any online resource where you can find CFP / Call For papers deadlines?
I know that I can search the web for conferences I like, and then submit for the next year, but especially now with hybrid conferences I'd really like to find a list where I can apply in a 6 months timeline.
Do you know any?
More specifically I am interested in AWS / Serverless / NodeJs / Tech Leadership confs.
Please help me achieve another important milestone in my career.
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Top comments (3)
I'm subscribed to these:
And I'm checking the ISO C++ page for C++ conferences.
And indeed, there are tons of rejections, it's part of the game!
I knew CFP Land and i checked it before writing this post but the website seemed a bit outdated. Will try subscribing anyway, as to all other resources you shared. Thank you!
I started the hashtag on Twitter #TheMicIsOpen as an offshoot of #TechIsHiring to help events find speakers, and speakers find events. If you're a speaker who's got a tach idea or an event organizer with an open CFP, tweet to #TheMicIsOpen!