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Code of Conduct 2015

CloudDevelop is dedicated to providing an outstanding conference experience for all attendees, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, physical appearance, body size, financial status, cloud platform, or JavaScript framework

CloudDevelop will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Please treat your fellow attendees with respect. As the Golden Rule states, “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.”

Harassment is not appropriate for any conference venue. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference without a refund, at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Attendees must remember that CloudDevelop staff members are not trained conflict resolution specialists, nor are they security or law enforcement. CloudDevelop staff will immediately escalate issues around safety, violence, or similar situations to Ohio Union staff and/or law enforcement.

For the protection of both attendees and our organization, CloudDevelop will never put its staff members in the position of trying to assess whether or not an incident merits escalation. If there is any doubt, we will escalate incidents to the appropriate agency immediately.

Incident Resolution

  • Treat other attendees with respect, regardless of whether you are in a session room or walking around the Ohio Union or any part of The Ohio State University campus.
  • Simple disagreements should be resolved between the individuals concerned.
  • Harassment or more serious issues should be escalated to a CloudDevelop staff member. That staff member will immediately contact a CloudDevelop board member who has the responsibility to assist in resolution.
  • Attendees suffering outright assault or extreme harassment should immediately contact Ohio Union staff, law enforcement, or CloudDevelop staff if nearby. CloudDevelop staff will immediately escalate to the appropriate Ohio Union and/or law enforcement personnel.

Call for Speakers F.A.Q.

TL;DR – Share your passion on cloud computing at CloudDevelop on Friday, October 23. Submit a session by midnight on Friday, June 26th.

 

What is CloudDevelop?

CloudDevelop is a one-day conference on Friday, October 23, 2015. The conference will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. CloudDevelop’s mission is to bring together the brightest minds in cloud computing for a day of networking, sharing, and learning about all things cloud computing

You can view more details about CloudDevelop at http://clouddevelop.org.  You can also stay up-to-date of the latest information by following @CloudDevConf on Twitter and liking our Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the CloudDevelop organizers at info@clouddevelop.org.

Who presents at CloudDevelop?

We are looking for experts and practitioners who can share their passion and knowledge on developing apps, managing infrastructure and working with data, analytics and big data—all within the cloud. If you have something unique or valuable to share about the cloud, CloudDevelop is a great place to present your ideas.

CloudDevelop is platform and technology agnostic – we want sessions on anything related to cloud computing. We want a diverse mix of sessions – meaning sessions on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, Salesforce, Rackspace, Heroku, etc. Anything cloud related – CloudDevelop is interested in it!

CloudDevelop welcomes all those interested in cloud computing to submit proposals for sessions. Experienced and new speakers are welcome. If you need help flushing out a few ideas or in preparing a talk, please let us know. CloudDevelop is happy to help connect you with others in the community to help.

Selected speakers should be prepared to deliver a 60 minute session, allowing time for a question-and-answer period at the end (or during – speaker’s choice).

Submit your sessions before 11:59pm EDT on Friday, June 26th.

You can submit more than one proposal.

What are a few example topics?

You can view past CloudDevelop sessions to get ideas and a sense of the conference by exploring last year’s sessions at http://clouddevelop.org/archive/2014.

CloudDevelop is open to all topics on cloud computing:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • DevOps
  • General Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Legal
  • Strategy
  • Testing

CloudDevelop is open to all cloud computing platforms:

  • AppHarbor
  • Amazon AWS
  • Engine Yard
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Heroku
  • Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Salesforce
  • VMWare

If your topic area or platform is not listed above, please do not let that stop you from submitting a session. When submitting a session, please use the “Other” option for both the topic and platform.

How do I submit?

Please submit your session abstracts by June 26th at http://bit.ly/CloudDevelopSpeakers2015.

When you submit an abstract, you will be asked for a short biography, session description and difficulty level. You will also be asked where you have presented this topic before (if anywhere), and what area of cloud your talk discusses, along with a few other minor details. The presentation you give at CloudDevelop should be an hour long, allowing time for a question-and-answer period.

What are the perks?

If you get selected as a speaker at CloudDevelop, here is what you get:

  • Entrance to the conference. If you’re a speaker, there is no need to purchase a ticket. You will be asked to register via the public ticket sales site. You will be provided a special code to enable a free ticket to the conference. This helps the organizers with logistics related to food, spacing, etc.
  • The thanks and admiration of a grateful conference and community! As CloudDevelop is a small, non-profit, community conference, our thanks and that of the attendees is all we can offer.

What is the selection process?

Here is roughly how CloudDevelop picks the talks:

  • Session submissions are anonymized as much as possible. We remove the name, email address, organization, etc. from the submission data.
  • Most sessions will come from community / public submissions (via the call for speakers). A few sessions will likely come from pre-selected speakers the organizers would like to have at CloudDevelop.
  • Sessions are reviewed and selected based on the session abstract. Show that you care – proofread your submission . . . a few times.
  • Two rounds of voting:
    • The first round rates each session on a scale from 1 (bad) to 10 (amazing).
    • The top-N (~ 20) submissions are rated again on a 3-point scale (“maybe”, “yes”, “must have”)
  • After the initial sessions are selected, we will de-anonymize the list and review it to ensure that no one speaker has an unfair load. If it turns out a speaker has an unfair load, we’ll review those sessions again and likely reduce the load.
  • Speakers may have multiple submissions. We will reach out to those speakers to confirm that multiple sessions are OK with that speaker.

CloudDevelop 2015: Calling All Speakers

CloudDevelop is bringing back together the best and brightest minds in cloud computing, and we would be honored to have you speak at the conference. The call for speakers is open until June 26. All abstracts must be submitted by midnight on June 26. As with conferences in the past, we want CloudDevelop 2015 to cover everything cloud related. We are looking for experts and practitioners who can share their passion and knowledge on developing apps, managing infrastructure and working with data, analytics and big data—all within the cloud.

Who presents at CloudDevelop?

We are looking for experts and practitioners in cloud computing who love sharing their knowledge with others. If you have something unique or valuable to share about the cloud, CloudDevelop is a great place to present your ideas.

Submitting an abstract

When you submit an abstract, you will be asked for a short biography, session description and difficulty level. You will also be asked where you have presented this topic before (if anywhere), and what area of cloud your talk discusses, along with a few other minor details. The presentation you give at CloudDevelop should be an hour long.

Is this your first time submitting?

We would love to hear your bright ideas! If you have an abstract ready or an idea you would like to present, please send us your ideas for CloudDevelop. You can submit your abstract at http://bit.ly/CloudDevelopSpeakers2015 until June 26th. You can view past CloudDevelop sessions to get ideas and a sense of the conference by exploring last year’s sessions here http://clouddevelop.org/archive/2014. See the section below on submitting an abstract.

Conference details

CloudDevelop is a one-day conference on Friday, October 23, 2015. The conference will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

You can view more details about CloudDevelop at http://clouddevelop.org.  You can also stay up-to-date of the latest information by following @CloudDevConf on Twitter and liking our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/clouddevelop). We will also be launching a blog shortly that will provide additional updates and information.