Want to find out how to successfully submit a talk to OpenJS World? This year’s event is taking place June 6-10, 2022 in Austin, Texas. The deadline to submit talks is February 14, 2022.
Members of the OpenJS World Program Committee, Joe Sepi (IBM), Beth Griggs (RedHat), and Daniel Cousineau (GoDaddy) discussed frequently asked questions and answers along with personal tips for submitting talks and successfully presenting at OpenJS World. People were able to ask questions via Twitter and live YouTube chat.
The conversation ranged from details about OpenJS World, personal experiences with first-time speaking, talk length and formats, to ways to get mentored before presenting an approved talk. Discussion outside of the Q&A focused mostly on the importance of participating in OpenJS World.
The full talk is available here:
0:00 Welcome and details about OpenJS World
2:45 Confirmed keynote speakers to date
4:00 What’s the first talk you ever gave?
7:40 If you think you’re not into public speaking now, you might surprise yourself
10:00 Preparation and coping with nerves
16:30 How many talks should you submit?
19:50 Getting help from the Program Committee
22:00 Talk lengths, formats, connect with us: openjsf.org/collaborate, slack-invite.openjsf.org and join cfp-mentorship channel
23:40 Diversity goals, community fund
28:00 Do’s and don’t’s of storytelling
34:25 How technical do you need to be?
39:40 Even junior developers can provide value to senior audience members
41:10 Things to keep in mind
46:30 Topics and types of talks
48:45 The review process
53:50 Moderation, Code of Conduct, Inclusive Speaking
57:20 Calls to action
58:10 Closing thoughts