What We’re Looking For
2020 Call for Papers (CFP) – What We’re Looking For
The 2020 All Things Open call-for-papers officially opens on Tuesday, February 11.
Anyone and everyone interested is encouraged to submit a talk title and abstract before the closing date of Friday, April 17.
Talk formats will include 15-minute keynotes delivered from the main stage, 15-minute “burst” talks designed to highlight a topic/micro-topic, traditional 45-minute sessions, and extended 2.5 – 4.0-hour workshop sessions.
Nearly 1,000 talks were submitted for consideration in 2019 and more than 250 speakers and talks were featured at the event itself. The 2020 conference will feature 200+ talks once again across more than 20 tracks.
SPECIAL TOPICS WE’RE FOCUSING ON FOR 2020 INCLUDE:
- Open Source Projects
We’ve wanted to feature a track, or at the very least several sessions, showcasing favorite and “hidden gem” open source projects to give our audience an opportunity to learn more about the project itself, how to contribute, and the people involved. If you’re involved with, or perhaps know a person or persons involved in an interesting open source project encourage them to consider submitting a talk.
- Licensing, Business Models and Open Source Implementation Case Studies
Business models and how open source is implemented in a business environment remains of great interest to us. We have found that many models exist and that these models are constantly changing to adapt to today’s evolving business structures and technology environments. Closely related, open-source licensing remains extremely important yet often overlooked or misunderstood.
- Inclusion & Diversity
The 2019 stand-alone event was a tremendous success as nearly 600 registered and attendees came from all over the U.S. and the world. We’d like to expand programming in 2020, and as a result, more talk submissions are needed. The Diversity & Inclusion event will take place on Sunday, October 18. D&I related topics and talks will also be featured on Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning
Open source tools, platforms, and frameworks are enabling and pushing the evolution of AI/ML like never before, and we want attendees to learn more. A few of the topics we’re seeking talks on include:
- Quantum Computing
- Case studies
- Self-driving cars
Cloud environments and related technologies are fundamentally changing the way organizations do business and open source in the process.
- Big Data
More data is being collected than ever before, but processing and deriving intelligence from the data using open source tooling and technologies remains a challenge. One thing is for sure – this topic, and the tools and technologies that enable it, will only increase in importance moving forward.
BROAD/GENERAL TALK TOPICS WE’RE LOOKING TO FEATURE INCLUDE:
- Front-End Development
- Front-End Engineering
- Programming languages
- Back-End Development
- Big Data
- Open Data/Open Government
- 101 – Introductory
- Demo/Case Study
- *Open Source Projects
SAMPLE TECHNOLOGY TALKS WE’RE LOOKING FOR INCLUDE (NOT INTENDED TO BE EXHAUSTIVE, ONLY A GUIDE):
- OPERATING SYSTEMS AND DISTRIBUTIONS
- Linux, to include
- Red Hat
- BSD (Free, Net, OpenBSD)
- Apache Hive
- PROGRAMMING/SCRIPTING LANGUAGES
- Groovy (Apache)
- DEVELOPER FRAMEWORKS
- Ruby on Rails
- React Native
- Appcelerator Titanium
- Phone Gap/Cordova
- CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION
- DEPLOYMENT AUTOMATION & CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
- CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS & CLOUD MANAGEMENT TOOLS
- Microsoft Azure
- Cloud Foundry
- TESTING / TEST AUTOMATION
- Elastic – Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash (ELK)
- Apache Kafka
OPEN SOURCE METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS TALK TOPICS WE’RE LOOKING FOR INCLUDE:
- Contributing to Open Source Projects (How-to’s, best practices, case studies), to include:
- Bug reports
- Pull requests
- Technical writing
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