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Tips on how to get selected
SunshinePHP receives many, many submissions each year and unfortunately
it means many get rejected since we only need 30'ish talks. We see many submissions
from folks who are passionate about speaking, but really don't know what
makes a good submission. So below is our criteria, and tips here.
What we look for:
- Submit a complete speaker bio. Missing bios will be ignored. Don't assume we know you.
- Try to keep speaker bio around 300-400 characters.
- Headshot photo is to be square, and will be resized to 300x300. To ensure it looks as you desire it would be helpful if you already cropped it.
- Talk titles should be short, to the point, and not contain special characters. 30 - 50 characters is ideal.
- Talk abstracts should be around 300-400 characters, unless more is "really" needed.
- Include links to slides, if the talk has been given before. (Recommended)
- If you are completely new to speaking, SunshinePHP may not be for you. (see notes below on gaining experience)
- Include links to past talks given, or ratings if available. (no past speaking severely hinders your success)
- If you have videos of past talks, add links.
- Twitter handle ensures you're included in tweets.
- Submit more than one talk, unless it is really, really good.
- No sexual content.
- Be careful of potentially harassing content.
If you met all of that criteria, congrats, you have a good submission! If you are unsure of your submission we recommend you submit your talk to Help Me Abstract for input.
How to gain experience:
- Local user groups are always in need of speakers, and are a great way to gain experience.
- Most conferences have an Uncon of some sort. Attend conferences and speak at the Uncon to gain experience and get ratings.
- Ensure places you speak are using some sort of resource where ratings can be given/shared. (Like http://joind.in)