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CFP Advice for Global Diversity CFP Day 2019 Jakarta

Didik Wicaksono
March 02, 2019
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CFP Advice for Global Diversity CFP Day 2019 Jakarta

Didik Wicaksono

March 02, 2019
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  1. CFP Advice
    from
    CFP Committee
    I hope my advice works!

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

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

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  4. Ruby Indonesia Meetups

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  5. Ruby Conference Indonesia 2017

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  6. I reviewed CFPs

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  7. But my CFP
    never got accepted

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  8. Before we begin...

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  9. Believe that
    You have a chance
    to give talk

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  10. Even if your CFP is rejected

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  11. Lesson 1
    Talk in Meetups

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  12. - Talking in meetups is easy,
    contact the organizer!
    - Most meetup lack speakers
    Meetups

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  13. - Smaller audience
    - People don’t care if you
    never gave talks
    - Better conversation
    Why you should talk in meetups?

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  14. - Meetup organizers are
    good natured folks
    - People are forgiving on first
    timers
    Based on experience

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  15. Lesson 2
    Find some topics

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  16. - Wrote down achievements
    no matter small
    - Pick a topic that is most
    comfortable to you
    Finding Topics

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  17. - Problems solved at work
    - It doesn’t have to be deep into
    technical things
    - Unfinished business can also
    be interesting!
    Comfortable topics

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  18. Build your confidence
    by speaking in lots of meetups!

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

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  20. Once you got the confidence...

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  21. Lesson 3
    Talk in conference!

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

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  23. - 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

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  24. - 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

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  25. - follow the guidelines to every
    word!
    - submit more than 1 talk to
    increase your chance
    CFP Tips

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  26. - some conference give
    discounts to people who
    submit, even if rejected
    - don’t afraid to ask the
    organizer about the CFP
    CFP Tips cont...

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  27. - learn from other speakers
    - watch conf talks on YouTube:
    - Confreaks
    - Perkodi
    CFP Tips cont...

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  28. As closing:
    My first time speaking in front of 700 people
    In Bath, United Kingdom
    only 5 minutes Lightning Talk

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  29. Believe that
    YOU have a chance
    to give talk

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