ElectronConf 2017

July 13 to July 13, 2017

Closed on Jun 1, 2017 at 11:02am PDT

Event Details

Date: July 13, 2017
Location: Bell Harbor, Seattle

ElectronConf is bringing the whole Electron community together to learn best practices, see how other people are building with Electron, and find out what's next. Electron is the best way to build desktop applications with technologies you already know and love. At ElectronConf we'll examine the technology behind Electron, building apps with Electron, and contributing to the Electron project. Share your experience with Electron as a speaker in one of the eight breakout sessions, lightning talks, or workshops.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 29, 2017.

About You

We're searching for the best talks that the Electron community has to offer. We like opinionated, thoughtful, and compelling sessions that will leave everyone that attends excited to build with Electron. We welcome speakers with all levels of experience, whether it's your first talk or your fiftieth. We are also actively seeking a diverse line-up of speakers across all dimensions. We are happy to make ourselves available for any questions as you go through the application process. Before submitting a session, please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct.

Topic Inspiration

We are looking for a wide range of topics from across the Electron community. The list below is for inspiration; we're open to all of your ideas.

  • Core Technology: Electron core technologies (Chromium, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node), understanding the Electron APIs, best practices for architecting an application in Electron, how to do anything in Electron, contributing to Electron core.
  • Building with Electron: Case studies from open source and proprietary projects, tips & tricks, lessons learned, moving from the web to desktop apps, maintaining and refactoring an app.

Format

Each breakout session is 30 minutes. We recommend your session be concise and focused – history lessons and overviews are not great in this format. The narrower your topic is, the deeper you can dive into it, giving the audience more to take home. Q&A time will be handled after the session on a 1:1 basis, so the 30 minutes are entirely yours. Q&A should not be incorporated in your session.

Selection Process

Submissions will be initially blind reviewed by a panel of GitHub employees from a range of departments and backgrounds. Speaker information will be used in any final reviews necessary to break ties and bring a balance to the speaking line-up. Final selections should be complete by June 6, 2017.

Honorarium and Compensation

All speakers will receive a complimentary general admission ticket to ElectronConf. For speakers that do not already have corporate sponsorship for their speaking engagements, we will offer travel compensation and an honorarium. If you fall into this category and your talk is accepted, you will receive:

  • Two nights of hotel accommodations on the GitHub room block for July 11 and July 12.
  • Economy airfare reimbursement for travel up to USD $500.
  • USD $500 honorarium, which can also be donated to our scholarship program to provide support to individuals from underrepresented communities.

We strive to make speaking at ElectronConf as accessible as possible. If your session is selected and you need additional support, such as childcare or a private unique accommodation, please inform our team. We are seeking a range of speakers from different backgrounds, communities, and experience.

Tips for Topics

  • Content should be crafted from the perspective of the developer at various levels and functions in their careers.
  • Clarify key takeaways and be specific about what the audience can expect to learn.
  • Be inspirational with what challenges you have faced in building software, and what unique solutions you used to overcome them.
  • Product and sales pitches do not have a place on the ElectronConf stage.

Submitting

If you’re interested in speaking at ElectronConf, please first familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct and then complete the proposal form which includes a brief description of your proposal description, proposal title, and speaker details.

Please note: sessions may be recorded. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 29, 2017.