ServiceMeshCon North America

Call For Proposals (CFP)

Overview

ServiceMeshCon is a vendor-neutral conference on service mesh technologies, featuring maintainers across different service mesh projects and also showcasing the lessons learned from running service meshes in production.

If you have not yet used the CFP system, you will be required to register and create an account before submitting.
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Dates to Remember

  • CFP Opens: Wednesday, September 16
  • CFP Closes: October 4, 2020
  • Speaker Notifications: October 19, 2020
  • Schedule Announcement: October 20, 2020
  • Slide Due Date: October 30, 2020
  • Event Date: November 17, 2020

Suggested Topics

  • Service Meshes in production case studies
  • Service Mesh internals and core development
  • Service Mesh security (deployment best practices, extensions, integration with authn/authz)
  • Service Mesh performance (measurement, optimization, scalability)
  • Service Mesh monitoring in practice (logging, tracing, stats)
  • Service Mesh across public and private clouds
  • Service Mesh Comparisons

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided per submission.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides by October 30.

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:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. 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”.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9y3gyF8Kw

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcOP4WQfJl4

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.

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