Once the Call For Papers closes, the organizers handpick a team of developers for the selection committee. The list of abstracts is copied into a new rating tool we’ve been working on and each member rates the talks on a scale of 1 - 10. The organizers average up the ratings and do some manual review for statistical outliers. With this in hand, they begin making final picks.
The scores from the selection committee are leading but a few other factors are involved. We try to ensure a wide variety of presentations, not only talks about frameworks or APIs. We also look for a balance between well-known veterans and exciting young upstarts. Talks with an average rating which is based on very divided assessments from the reviewers also get special attention. Finally, submitting multiple talks may work in your favor if you request travel expenses. In short, we prefer exciting content over exciting presentations (although both doesn't hurt) so hit us with your best topics.
If you're selected, you'll receive a confirmation email, followed by more details as the event draws closer. Our speaker package will cover your travel and hotel expenses. We expect to release the schedule within six weeks of the CFP closing. If you're not accepted, then remember that every year our uncon is open to all talks and the winner receives a guaranteed spot at next year's conference.
We're expecting a great conference this year and look forward to seeing you all in Amsterdam!