CALL FOR CONTENT
This year, like in the past years, we would like to give a chance to other IT community people out there (from both Romania and abroad) to attend our conference as speakers. So, if you want to have your own session and speak to a mature and highly experienced IT audience, then this is your chance!
All submitted sessions will be rated and ordered based on their final score/rating. Selected speakers will be invited to attend this year’s ITCamp event on May 25-26.
Travel and accommodations will be included for all selected speakers not based in Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
- Technical or management expertise
- Past experience as a speaker
- Presentation skills
- Session content
- Session level
Topics, Submissions & Deadline
We accept sessions on any of the following topics: Development (any language/platform), Cloud & Infrastructure, DevOps, Security, Legal & Compliance, Business and Innovation.
The call for content submission process will end on MARCH 3rd.
All selected sessions/speakers will be contacted no later than MARCH 10th.
The ITCamp 2017 Call for Content is over
Tips for a winning submission
Before submitting your session, you might want to consider the target audience you’ll be talking to, as well as some of the other tips we have put together for you.
For instance, you can check out the breakdown on the technical expertise and role in the organization for the attendees from last year – this should help in positioning your content so that it is relevant for that type of an audience.
We are marking all sessions on the agenda according to their technical depth level. We will use something similar to the TechEd conference session levels (ranked 100-400), so you will be asked to evaluate or plan your session level before submitting it.
You can download an overview of the SESSION LEVELS we use.
Please note that sessions that focus on proprietary technologies or solutions and on selling/advertising those technologies will be ignored from the start. Also, the ITCamp organisers reserve the right to select specific sessions based on other criteria or preferences, as needed.
We’re open to pretty much any technical (development/infrastructure/security/etc) or IT management topic. Feel free to check the sessions from past years if you need some inspiration. Also, please keep the following recommendations in mind:
- Write a descriptive, fun and enticing title – this should “sell” your session to the audience
- Target 300-400 level technical content; 100 and 200 level content is in low demand – if you say your talk is level 400 then make sure it is or be prepared for a barrage of feedback in your evaluations!
- Describe content that is new, unique or significantly refreshed from a previous presentation
- Take a solution-oriented approach
- Ensure there is minimal marketing talk in your content
- Showcase your speaking experience (past events/sessions you’ve had, ideally sessions which were also recorded)
- If targeting levels 100-200, focus on currently released or upcoming technologies
- Look into an advanced/expert approach for existing technologies and solutions (levels 300-400)
- Include one or more live demos for technical sessions; historically, sessions with strong demos receive higher audience scores
- Include personal experience; this goes down well with an audience of your peers, as everyone prefers to learn from someone else’s mistake instead of having to go through it themselves