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CFP Advice for Global Diversity CFP Day 2019 Jakarta

C24ae68993d2245ac88e24ccc8457a8c?s=47 Didik Wicaksono
March 02, 2019

CFP Advice for Global Diversity CFP Day 2019 Jakarta


Didik Wicaksono

March 02, 2019


  1. CFP Advice from CFP Committee I hope my advice works!

  2. Didik Wicaksono Github: @firewalker06 Twitter/IG: @did1k

  3. - Ruby Indonesia Meetups https://ruby.id - Ruby Conference Indonesia https://ruby.id/conf

    Co-organizers of
  4. Ruby Indonesia Meetups

  5. Ruby Conference Indonesia 2017

  6. I reviewed CFPs

  7. But my CFP never got accepted

  8. None
  9. Before we begin...

  10. Believe that You have a chance to give talk

  11. Even if your CFP is rejected

  12. Lesson 1 Talk in Meetups

  13. - Talking in meetups is easy, contact the organizer! -

    Most meetup lack speakers Meetups
  14. - Smaller audience - People don’t care if you never

    gave talks - Better conversation Why you should talk in meetups?
  15. - Meetup organizers are good natured folks - People are

    forgiving on first timers Based on experience
  16. Lesson 2 Find some topics

  17. - Wrote down achievements no matter small - Pick a

    topic that is most comfortable to you Finding Topics
  18. - Problems solved at work - It doesn’t have to

    be deep into technical things - Unfinished business can also be interesting! Comfortable topics
  19. Build your confidence by speaking in lots of meetups!

  20. People don’t care if you talk repeatedly in a meetup

  21. Once you got the confidence...

  22. Lesson 3 Talk in conference!

  23. - https://www.papercall.io/ to manage CFPs About Ruby Conference Indonesia

  24. - whether you can do coding demo or not -

    whether you can do job advertising - presentation design (fonts, background color, etc) - code of conducts - use certain language - whether presentation requires internet connection - theme topics to choose Read CFP guidelines carefully
  25. - we have two round of reviews - we use

    anonymous reviewing first, to rate talks - we remove anonymity to choose the best talks from each person (yes you can submit more than 1 talk!) - we are aiming for diverse speakers Our CFP Review Process
  26. TIPS

  27. - follow the guidelines to every word! - submit more

    than 1 talk to increase your chance CFP Tips
  28. - some conference give discounts to people who submit, even

    if rejected - don’t afraid to ask the organizer about the CFP CFP Tips cont...
  29. - learn from other speakers - watch conf talks on

    YouTube: - Confreaks - Perkodi CFP Tips cont...
  30. None
  31. As closing: My first time speaking in front of 700

    people In Bath, United Kingdom only 5 minutes Lightning Talk
  32. Believe that YOU have a chance to give talk