cdCon’s Call for Proposals is now open.
Join Continuous Delivery leaders, industry icons, practitioners, and open source developers for a two-day virtual experience as we improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. cdCon is the annual event by the Continuous Delivery Foundation that brings together technology teams, enterprise leadership, and open source communities to drive the future of software delivery.
This year’s sessions are designed for 3 different types of audiences’:
- Technology Teams: geared towards application developers, infra folks, DevOps engineers, security professionals, testers, and any other practitioners involved with delivering software.
- Enterprise Leadership: for senior leaders and decision-makers from organizations interested in measuring DevOps, scaling, transformation, security, FinOps, and developer productivity.
- Open Source Communities: tailored for open source core contributors and maintainers running and growing CDF projects and special interest groups, as well as folks looking to get involved with open source for the first time. This includes Jenkins, Spinnaker, Tekton, Jenkins X, and other CDF communities.
cdCon is a chance for our global community to come together to meet peers, share best practices and ideas, learn from each other, and hear about the latest trends in software delivery.
Dates to Remember
- CFP Opens: Monday, January 11 at 12:00 am PST
- Early Bird Submission Deadline: Friday, February 19 by 11:59 PM PST *
- CFP Closes: Friday, March 5 at 11:59 PM PST
- CFP Notifications: Friday, March 26
- Schedule Announcement: Friday, April 2
- Presentation Slide Due Date: Friday, May 21
- Event Dates: Wednesday, June 23 – Thursday, June 24, 2021
* (5) CFP submissions will be selected and highlighted as Early Bird picks by the program committee from all talks submitted by the February 19 deadline. Talk submissions not selected as Early Bird picks will still be considered for the final agenda.
Suggested Topics/Track Focus
Not sure of the right track? If you aren’t sure which category is the best fit for your submission, just take a guess and the program committee may change it later. There’s no “wrong” type of submission and we want the conference to be appealing to a large audience. If you think your topic is interesting, there’s a good chance the program committee will too!
Preparing to Submit
Preparing to Submit Your Proposal
While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:
- What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
- What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
- How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?
There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.
First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated
Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.
How To Give a Great Tech Talk
In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.
Code of Conduct
The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.
For questions about the CFP system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.