Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DevJam - Call for speakers

Mike is away at the moment, so it falls to me to herald the imminent arrival of the highlight of our year - our December DevJam night. For the uninitiated DevJam is a fun community evening where a bunch of you (yes, you) give a bunch of short 10 minute talks, and vie for the adulation of your peers. Oh, and prizes.

There are some rules for submissions, but we generally make it up as we go along. However, for the purposes of this post I’ll mention the following:

  • Your talk should be about 10 mins long
  • It must involve .net (but not necessarily on Windows)
  • It should be of interest to the developer community, and generally on-topic with the purpose of the user group etc… etc…

If you’ve not presented before - that’s okay (ideal actually): this is a great format for getting your feet wet. It’s also good for those long-neglected ‘community involvement’ KPIs, as well as just getting stuff off your chest.

Slots are generally available on a first-come first-served basis, so get in quick. If you are interested (and why wouldn’t you be?), please email me at devjam AT piers7 DOT com with the title ‘DevJam Submission’. Don’t worry if your idea is a bit hazy because a) you’ve got a few weeks yet to thrash it out and b) we are happy to be a sounding board.

Hope to hear from you soon.

PS: Some of the prizes in previous years have been pretty sweet too (XBoxes and the like), though I make *absolutely no representation whatsoever* about what you’ll win this year, ‘cause I don’t know either.

PPS: The organizing committee (er… Mike and myself) reserves the right to arbitrarily change or interpret these rules (we like to think of them as guidelines actually) entirely at their discretion and whim. The editor’s decision is final. Actual contents may vary. Free the binary 10.

PPPS: The actual event will be held on the 4th Dec, this being the first Thurs of the month, but I left that off the email, didn't I

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