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How to Write a Conference Proposal

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Follow these 5 steps to become a conference speaker: Brainstorm, Reverse Engineer, Write, Feedback, Submit!

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How to Write a Conference Proposal

  1. 1. How to Write a Conference Proposal
  2. 2. Write Feedback Submit Reverse Engineer Brainstorm @chiuki
  3. 3. Brainstorm
  4. 4. 30-minute exercise • http://lucybain.com/blog/2016/conference- proposal-ideas @chiuki
  5. 5. Reverse Engineer
  6. 6. @chiuki
  7. 7. @chiuki Yes, you should make a speaking profile
  8. 8. Will I come to this talk? Why? @chiuki
  9. 9. Write
  10. 10. Sales Pitch • Title = Grab their interest • Abstract = Why this talk? • Bio = Why you? @chiuki
  11. 11. Sales Pitch • Title = Grab their interest • Abstract = Why this talk? • Bio = Why you? Sell it @chiuki
  12. 12. Proposal Formula [Why this topic. Be specific.] In this talk you will learn [2 - 3 points], after which you will be able to [takeaway]. @chiuki
  13. 13. Advanced Android Espresso Do you test? It’s okay if you don’t - historically the tools had not been stellar. But they have gotten much better, and I am going to show you my favorite, instrumentation testing with Espresso. In this talk you will learn: • The basic structure of an Espresso test (Matcher, ViewAction, ViewAssertion) • Combining matchers such as withParent, isAssignableFrom to find your view • onData and RecyclerViewActions to test ListView and RecyclerView • Custom ViewAction and ViewAssertion • Using Dagger and Mockito to write repeatable tests By the end of the talk you will be itching to write some tests yourself! @chiuki
  14. 14. Evolutionary Algorithms: Perfecting the Art of "Good Enough" Evolutionary algorithms let us tackle all kinds of impossible problems. Want to design a short delivery route, but there are more possible solutions than atoms in the universe? Well, evolutionary algorithms can't promise to find the optimal solution, but can guarantee finding a pretty great one. I'll give an overview of these algorithms, and how you can use them for your own impossible problems. @chiuki
  15. 15. Bio Formula [Name] is a [role] [Establish credibility] [Experiences relevant to talk] [Optional: Fun fact] @chiuki
  16. 16. Bio Formula [Name] is a [role] [Establish credibility] [Experiences relevant to talk] [Optional: Fun fact] @chiuki Links
  17. 17. Conference Proposal Writing Chiu-Ki Chan is an Android developer with a passion in speaking and teaching, with talks at numerous conferences all over the world. She is the co-creator of the public speaking newsletter Technically Speaking, and hopes to make the tech industry a better place by encouraging more underrepresented minorities to speak and be visible. @chiuki
  18. 18. Evolutionary Algorithms: Perfecting the Art of "Good Enough" Liz Sander is a Ph.D. candidate studying ecology at the University of Chicago, where she uses data science to study and make predictions about ecological networks. She also attended the Recurse Center, where she studied everything from machine learning to database ORMs to Prolog. When she's not writing code or papers, she's usually playing tabletop RPGs or hanging upside down on a trapeze. You can find her writing on heuristic optimization algorithms, and other topics in programming, at www.lizsander.com. @chiuki
  19. 19. Pro-tip: Write bio for each other @chiuki
  20. 20. Feedback
  21. 21. Will I come to this talk? Why? @chiuki
  22. 22. Submit
  23. 23. @chiuki
  24. 24. Write Feedback Submit Reverse Engineer Brainstorm @chiuki
  25. 25. Blog
  26. 26. Resources • http://lucybain.com/blog/2016/conference-proposal-ideas/ • http://www.catehuston.com/blog/2015/11/27/a-process-for- writing-an-abstract • http://www.sarahmei.com/blog/2014/04/07/what-your- conference-proposal-is-missing • http://rmurphey.com/blog/2015/01/26/writing-conference- proposals • http://scottberkun.com/2013/how-to-write-a-good-bio • http://lanyrd.com • http://www.techspeak.email Keynote template: https://github.com/sanographix/azusa-colors @chiuki
  27. 27. @chiuki

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