Submit a talk
The Manila.js community would be nothing if not for the people who share their stories.
Can I talk?
Yes you may! Everyone with a story to tell is welcome to share. No previous speaking experience is required. We’ll be happy to help you figure out your topic and presentation, too.
Choosing a topic
There is no limit to what a topic can be. All we ask is that you share something that a community of web developers would find interesting. Here are some suggestions:
Something you learned recently. Did you just research on a new technology? Tell us about your process of learning it. Try not to share too much about API details (people can Google for that), but focus on the things you found interesting, the problems you found challenging, and the output you’ve built from it.
A project you’re proud of. Tell us about something you’ve built either for work or for yourself. Share about your process of building it, as well as the problems you may have encountered along the way.
What makes a good talk
Don’t talk about a technology, tell the story of what you did with that technology.
Nobody ever left a conference talk with enough information in their head to write a program from what they learned. For obvious practical reasons people learn and continue to follow documentation while writing software. Don’t try to teach people what is already in the documentation, tell them a story that makes them care enough to follow up with that technology.
Format & Audience
Talks are 20 minutes. There is will be a short Q&A after.
Submitting your talk
Preparing for your talk
I’ve done a few and I’m always happy to help out… reach out to me (@rstacruz) anytime. I also recommend reading up on speaking.io.
These guidelines were based off of NodeConf EU’s call for papers document.