We are inviting the extended Clojure/Script community to submit talks for the inaugural edition of Heart of Clojure.
After deliberating with the program committee we have decided to extend the CFP period by one week.
While we are blown away by the amount and quality of submissions so far, we feel we haven’t done enough yet to reach a diverse audience. We want to represent people with many different backgrounds, and present a program containing a plurality of topics.
We already made some efforts during the past CFP period to reach out to different communities, but there is still more we can do. In conversations we also noticed that we could have been more explicit in saying that not every submission has to be related to Clojure. There are many overarching themes relevant to every community and we want to learn from those outside our beloved Clojure bubble.
As a concrete step we have added an accessibility statement to our site, as we understand this is essential information for some to decide if they should submit. In the coming days we’ll be reaching out to more groups and individuals to encourage them to put in their proposal.
For people who have already submitted this means you will have to wait a little longer before you’ll have news. Please be patient with us. Everyone will get an update in the coming weeks.
Thanks to everyone who submitted already, seeing your excitement and ideas makes all the difference. ❤️
Talks at Heart of Clojure will be 30 minutes including questions. Taking questions is optional and you, as a speaker, are free to take questions or use the entire 30 minutes on your talk.
As we expect attendees to come from all over Europe, all talks have to be primarily in English. You may however explain the etymology of non-English words.
What to talk about? We want Heart of Clojure to go beyond the scope of your usual programming language conference. While we are looking forward to many Clojure and ClojureScript related talks for all skill levels, we are excited about crafting a program that also touches on:
Great work in these areas happens in many communities, not just Clojure. We are open to submissions that have a lesser focus on the Clojure ecosystem.
Know of somebody who should be talking to the Clojure community? Please let us know or send them our way.
Speaking at a conference can be intimidating. Finding the right topic or angle on a topic can be hard. There are dozens of reasons to talk yourself out of giving a talk at a conference. If you are uncertain about your submission or submitting at all we are here to help you.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org . We'd love to hear from you.
Also check out this great guide on how to write great talk proposals, written by our friends of CSSConf EU, as well as this post brimming with good advice on how to get your talk accepted.
The talk selection process for Heart of Clojure is designed to eliminate effects of biases while still allowing for a well-balanced selection of talks.
Talks will be selected in a two-step process. Firstly all talks are rated in a blind review session and only then the Program Committee will have a chance to make adjustments.
Once a talk has been submitted there will be a backchannel with the organizers that you may use to clarify or update individual aspects of your talk if necessary.
As a selected speaker you'll get:
Please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the above.