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Symfony Blog:
The SymfonyLive Paris 2019 website is online!
Oct 09, 2018 @ 11:09:32

On the Symfony blog they've posted an announcement about the launch of the SymfonyLive Paris 2019 website, the Symfony-focused event happening March 28th and 29th in Paris, France.

Last week, we announced the dates of the next edition of the French SymfonyLive conference, March 28-29. Today we're very pleased to announce that the conference website is now online! Early bird registration is open as well as the >Call For Papers. You can start submit your talk proposals (in French) for the conference. CFP will be open until December 17th (included). We encourage you to submit several talk proposals to increase your chances of selection.

[...] Early bird registration is open until December 17th (included). You can register for the 2 days of conference on March 28-29 for 239€ (breakfast, lunch, food for both days and your free conference t-shirt are included)! We organize pre-conference workshops on March 26-27, the workshops' topics will be announced soon, stay tuned!

If you're curious to see what kind of content has been presented in the past at SymfonyLive conferences, check out their YouTube channel. Otherwise, start getting those ideas submitted!

tagged: symfonyliveparis19 website release symfony conference callforpapers earlybird

Link: https://symfony.com/blog/the-symfonylive-paris-2019-website-is-online

Community News:
Sunshine PHP Conference 2019 Call for Papers Announced!
Aug 16, 2018 @ 12:40:36

The Sunshine PHP Conference has officially announced the opening of their Call for Papers for their 2019 event:

We are happy to announce the CFP for SunshinePHP 2019 has launched at https://cfp.sunshinephp.com where we will accept talk submissions until September 15th, 2018.

SunshinePHP hit it's 7th year and will happen from February 7th to 9th, 2019 in sunny Miami, Florida. As one of the largest community conferences in the U.S. there is no doubt the schedule will be amazing this year. We will have a full tutorial day featuring 3-hour sessions followed by 2 days of 1-hour talks and inspirational keynotes.

The conference offers a generous speaker package for those selected for the event so get over there and start submitting! (And remember, the more talks you submit the better!)

tagged: sunshinephp19 conference callforpapers cfp announcement

Link: https://cfp.sunshinephp.com/

Symfony Blog:
SymfonyLive Berlin 2018 Call for Papers
Jul 18, 2018 @ 15:38:01

On the Symfony project blog they've posted an announcement about the opening of the SymfonyLive Berlin 2018 Call for Papers.

Berlin will see its next SymfonyLive from October 24th to 26th! This year, we are moving to a new, but familiar, venue: the Mercure MOA, where the international SymfonyCon 2016 took place.

As usual for the Berlin edition, we will have two days of workshops, and a single day conference with two tracks full of talks about Symfony and related technologies.

The call for papers is open and will end July 31st. They're looking for a wide range of topics including developer workflows, modern Javascript and, of course, Symfony features. The post also talks about what kind of speakers they're looking for and about the workshop schedule.

tagged: symfonylive berlin 2018 callforpapers conference

Link: https://symfony.com/blog/symfonylive-berlin-2018-call-for-papers

Gary Hockin:
Conference Speaking for Everyone - Submitting Chapter (Free)
Apr 25, 2018 @ 10:25:16

Gary Hockin had been working on a book for anyone out there looking to share their experience or ideas at a tech conference but didn't end up finishing it: "Conference Speaking for Everyone". He did want to share some of the content from the book to at least help would-be speakers deal with one of the main parts of conference speaking: Submitting to a Call for Papers.

What even is this? This is a full chapter from my started-but-never-finished book called Conference Speaking for Everyone. I’m posting this finished single chapter that’s been sitting on my laptop for nearly a year to a) Get some feedback and hopefully some impetus to finish the book, and b) Put what I hope is some useful information into the hands of the people who need it.

In the example chapter he covers topics like:

  • how speakers are accepted to speak at a conference
  • what kind of topics you could potentially speak about
  • tips for writing session abstracts/summaries

He finishes up the chapter with a mention of expenses around the speaking (if selected). The policies from conference to conference vary, so he recommends being sure you completely understand them before agreeing to speak.

tagged: conference speaking ebook free chapter submitting callforpapers cfp

Link: https://blog.hock.in/2018/04/23/conference-speaking-for-everyone-submitting-chapter-free/

Symfony Blog:
SymfonyLive Paris conference is coming, early bird registration now available!
Dec 19, 2017 @ 14:28:32

On the Symfony blog they have a new post announcing the upcoming SymfonyLive Paris event and that there are still Early Bird tickets available. As the event is in Paris the post is in French (but Google Translate easily fixes that).

The SymfonyTour 2018 makes another stop in the city of light with the SymfonyLive Paris 2018 conference ! The key event of the French-speaking community Symfony will celebrate its 10th edition on March 29 and 30, 2018 at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris.

Come share and interact with other members of the community and attend talks to let you discover the latest developments in the framework and improve the development of your web projects!

There will be two days of pre-conference training available (the 27th and 28th) at the SensioLabs offices. You can purchase tickets either for the Training+Conference or just for the Conference. The Early Bird rate will only last until January 14th and if you're interested in presenting the Call for Papers is open until January 21st.

tagged: symfonylive paris symfonyliveparis18 conference earlybird callforpapers

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfonylive-paris-conference-is-coming-early-bird-registration-now-available

Symfony Blog:
The CFP process for SymfonyCon and SymfonyLive events
Aug 01, 2017 @ 09:17:41

On the Symfony blog they've shared a post giving you an "inside look" at their Call for Papers process for the SymfonyCon and SymfonyLife events. Each conference is different and has a different process for attracting speakers and selecting them once the Call for Papers has completed.

All the Symfony conferences we organize are aimed at gathering the Symfony community together to enable every community member to meet each other, share best practices and learn tips and about new features. This all happens in a convivial atmosphere that feels like a big family reunion. The highlight, of course, is listening to high quality talks. The speaker line up is very important to us and we take great care to make sure the talks we select will be appreciated and useful for the majority of conference attendees.

[...] The CFP criteria are available online and are the same for all the conferences: we're looking for the best Symfony-focused topics that are relevant to the community. We don't select speakers based on any racial, gender or physical criteria: all the talk proposals received are studied no matter who the speaker is.

They talk about what they provide to speakers, how they review the talks once the CFP is complete and some about the committee that does the selection. With the speakers they want selected they then send out the acceptance notifications and confirm schedules. The post finishes up talking about their emphasis on trying to improve the ration of female to male speakers and their code of contact.

tagged: symfony community callforpapers process selection

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/the-cfp-process-for-symfonycon-and-symfonylive-events

Anna Filina:
ConFoo Vancouver Call for Papers
Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:11:50

As Anna Filina mentions in this recent post to her site, the Call for Papers for the Vancouver edition of the ConFoo conference is currently open.

ConFoo is happy to open the call for papers for the Vancouver 2017 edition! Proposals can be submitted until May 8th. Advisors will review all the proposals and publish the list of talks on June 5th.

Talks are 35 minutes for the topic and 10 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 45 minutes. Check out the list of themes. ConFoo will cover travel and hotel for the speakers who require it.

ConFoo is a multidisciplinary conference that covers a wide range of topics including languages (PHP, Java, .NET, etc) and different platforms and best practices. You can find out more information about the conference and get your submissions in over on the Call for Papers site. There's less than a month left so get on over and get those topics submitted!

tagged: confoo vancouver conference cfp callforpapers announcement

Link: http://afilina.com/confoo-vancouver-cfp/

Zend Developer Zone:
ZendCon 2017 Call for Papers is OPEN!
Apr 07, 2017 @ 12:47:13

The Zend Developer Zone site has posted an reminder about the Call for Papers for ZendCon 2017 happening October 23rd through 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For the five of you who are living under a rock and haven’t heard, the dates for ZendCon 2017 have been announced and the ZendCon 2017 Call for Papers is open. [...] Join us in Vegas this October and be a part of one of the largest gatherings of the PHP community. Submit your talk to ZendCon 2017 today. (Submit at least 2 more tomorrow too!)

The post also shares a summary of the speaker's package provided for those selected to present at the event including a full conference pass, round-trip airfare and two hotel nights. The Call for Papers ends on April 14th - just one week from today - so get over there and submit those presentation ideas before time runs out!

tagged: zendcon17 callforpapers reminder open deadline lasvegas nevada october

Link: https://devzone.zend.com/7559/zendcon-2017-call-papers-open/

Community News:
ZendCon 2017 Call for Papers Opens
Mar 03, 2017 @ 13:35:12

Zend has officially announced the opening of the Call for Papers for their 2017 event happening in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 23rd through 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

We’re pleased to announce the ZendCon 2017 Conference, the most anticipated event of the year combining the best of PHP and open source. ZendCon is where community and enterprise developers from around the world gather to share and learn the latest hot trends and technologies in today's professional PHP and open source development.

[We are] now accepting talks on any topic or technology related to PHP, the enterprise web stack, frameworks, security, API design & management, IBM i, DevOps, people & processes, and much more.

The CFP is open until April 14th (11:59pm UTC) and, if your submissions are accepted, you will be provided with a speaker package that includes a conference pass, airfare and hotel nights depending on the type of session you're presenting. You can find out more about the conference and the CFP on the Call for Papers site. Get those submissions in early and often - the deadline will come up sooner than your expect!

tagged: zendcon17 zend conference callforpapers cfp open announcement

Link: http://cfp.zendcon.com

Anna Filina:
ConFoo Montreal 2017 Calling for Papers
Aug 24, 2016 @ 12:58:17

Anna Filina has a post to her site mentioning the opening of the Call for Papers for Confoo Montreal 2017, a yearly multi-disciplinary programming and web related conference in Montreal, Canada.

Want to get your web development ideas in front of a live audience? The call for papers for the ConFoo Montreal 2017 web developer conference is open! If you have a burning desire to hold forth about PHP, Java, Ruby, Python, or any other web development topics, we want to see your proposals. The window is open only from August 21 to September 20, 2016, so hurry. An added benefit: If your proposal is selected and you live outside of the Montreal area, we will cover your travel and hotel.

You’ll have 45 minutes to wow the crowd, with 35 minutes for your topic and 10 minutes for Q&A. We can’t wait to see your proposals. Knock us out!

This year's event (well, the 2017 event) will be held March 8th - 17th. You can find out more about the conference itself from the main website. There's less than a month left now to submit session ideas, so get in there and submit today!

tagged: confoo17 montreal conference callforpapers cfp canada

Link: http://afilina.com/confoo-yul2017-cfp/