Talk content briefing

DPC is looking for talk submissions that tick the following 3 boxes:

  1. You are a speaker able to cover advanced topics to keep our demanding audience inspired with a (technical or non-technical) talk that is of high quality.
  2. Your talk is exclusive for DPC21. This could be a sufficiently improved or extended talk you’ve delivered before. Or a brand new one that you’ll premiere at DPC21.
  3. Your talk is compatible with an online delivery, as DPC21 will be a 100% online conference.

We’ve had great speakers presenting talks about the PHP ecosystem, frameworks, DevOps, architecture, JavaScript, scaling, testing, performance, security and more. And we would like to advance on these very topics for this year’s conference as well.

But we also would like to invite speakers to talk about non-technical subjects that are increasingly instrumental in maintaining success as a developer or development team. These are topics like communication, understanding, relationships, (self) management and even the business and economics part of development. In other words: the soft skills that complement the deep technical skills. And about the surrounding environment necessary to be successful as a technical developer.

This invitation is intentionally a bit broad in the hope to inspire everyone to share their ideas and insights and hard-fought experience in the broader development arena that we all thrive in.

The call for papers is open until February 28th 2021 (0.00 CEST). You can send in as many proposals as you like, so start submitting your talks!

Talk categories

  • Tutorials are 3 hours in length.
  • The standard conference sessions should be 45 minutes including Q&A.

Talk levels explained

The audience at DPC mainly consists of professional full-stack PHP developers. Some just started their professional career and others are seasoned professionals. Some are more front-end oriented, others prefer back-end development. Most, if not all, will use frameworks and are familiar with agile processes.

  • beginner: meaning the audience does not have much experience with this specific topic.
  • intermediate: meaning the audience has some knowledge of the topic and some real-life experience but has no in-depth knowledge.
  • advanced: meaning the audience has lots of experience with this topic and wants to learn hidden features, advanced techniques, etc from an expert on the topic.

Tips for submission

  • Be sure your talk title and abstract define the exact topic you want to talk about, and what you hope people will learn from the session.
  • Include 3-4 bullet points of what the audience will learn.
  • Please keep talk titles short (max. 50 characters). This ensures the talk title fits the schedule format which is aimed at readability in print and on mobile).
  • If you are submitting an updated version of an existing talk, please include links to slides, reviews (on for example) or videos of the previous talk.

Find some interesting reads about writing good proposals here and here .