Redis Day New York is fast approaching (June 27th – get your tickets NOW). This will be a new event for New York, but not a new event for us. We’ve done it three times in Tel Aviv, once in London and now we’re adding New York. The Redis Day format is fairly unique and very different from RedisConf. At RedisDay, we have a single track, short talks and (generally) we don’t have a public Q&A time per session. What does that mean? A few things:
So, I’m sure I’ve convinced you. Now how do you convince us? Well, we’re looking for talks that are about Redis in some way. I know that might seem obvious, but judging from submissions I’ve reviewed in the past, not everyone picks up on that. Beyond that here are a few pointers:
From a practical standpoint, submit as early as possible. Now, this might surprise you but humans are really excellent at procrastination. To the point that if we say it’s due on May 10th, then we will get a flood on May 9th. I know everyone is busy and working towards more timelines that toes, but the truth of the matter is that we pour over the first few submissions, but those that come last minute are often given less review. Why? A couple of reasons. One, we end up accepting some talks early if we’re sure we want to have the talk. If you submit last minute then, literally, you have less of a chance just by nature of the number of slots free and occasionally we have to make tough decisions. The other reason is that we don’t have as much time to review the flood of entries that come in at the last minute.
Now that you know why you should submit your talk for Redis Day New York, how do you actually submit it? Just head on over to the Redis Day New York CfP page and fill out the form. I would estimate this would take you less than 30 minutes as it’s just a handful of questions. If you’ve used Sessionize before to submit a talk anywhere, it’s even faster as it fills out your non-event specific details. What are you waiting for? Get CfPing!
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