Call for papers
To make a great workshop we need great talks! Here's what you need to know about submitting talks.
There is no theme really. Any subject is welcome as long as it's related to Perl somehow - from algorithms for social graphing and web-technologies to Perl5 core optimizations and language implementation targeting the Parrot VM.
Talk submissions on all aspects of Perl, and all versions of Perl, are welcome. As has been the case at previous Nordic Perl Workshops, we are also open to submissions about other technologies or development methodologies that may be of interest to Perl developers. For example, in the past this has included talks on Scrum, Smalltalk and academic research in dynamic languages.
There are three options:
- 20 minute talks are ideal for giving a basic overview of a topic, introducing a CPAN module and so forth. This is our preferred format of talk; it's fine (and even encouraged) to submit more than one if you have plenty to say.
- 40 minute talks allow more time to explore a topic. Plesae note that this is a single-track conference, so we suggest that 40 minute talks are on topics likely to be of interest to a large number of participants. Good example: "Using Perl to bring World Peace". Bad example: "Watching paint dry with Perl".
- Lightning talks are limited to five minutes. They are great for announcements, quick coverage of a topic, seeking community input on a problem and plenty more things. They are also ideal if you have never spoken at a workshop or conference before and/or a 20 or 40 minute talk feels like too big a leap. :-) If you go over 5 minutes, you'll be thrown off stage in the nicest possible way.
How To Submit
Create an account (or, if you have attended an Act-powered conference before, just log in to your existing account) and join the workshop. You will then be able to submit talks.
When To Submit
As soon as possible! For lightning talks, we will accept submissions even during the workshop, provided the sessions have not filled up. They can be a great way to respond to or comment on other talks that you have seen.
Since this is a community event, we are not able to pay speakers for their talks. However, for 20 and 40 minute talks we will provide free entry to the event for speakers. You also get the fuzzy warm feeling inside that giving a talk brings.