/dev/world/2011 Call For Presenters

/dev/world/2011 – our annual Mac and iOS developer conference, will be held towards the end of September in Melbourne, and we’re seeking expressions of interest from potential presenters.

About /dev/world/2011

/dev/world/2011 is an annual conference hosted by the AUC, and aimed at developers who write for Mac OS X and iOS. In 2011 it will take the form of a 2-day conference featuring special talks, lecture presentations and social events to facilitate networking, along with a day of optional workshops. The event will cater for around 140 attendees.

Call for Presenters

The organising committee is seeking expressions of interest from those in the AUC community willing to present during the event.

As a presenter you should have a well-grounded general knowledge of software development on OS X or iOS, as well as a high level of expertise and knowledge in your topic area. You must be able to successfully impart information and knowledge to attendees whose own technical ability may range from basic to advanced. You must be able to present information clearly and in a well-defined and constructive manner as well as be able to address an audience of your peers.

If you are a student or staff member of an AUC member university, it is expected that your talk will be recorded, and made available after the event on the AUC’s website and/or social media channel(s).

Expressions of interest are to be submitted electronically via email, and should include the following information:

  • your contact details: name, address, phone and email address.
  • a brief description of your role at your University and your achievements (please include any areas of technical expertise you have).
  • a title for your talk.
  • a half page (max 250 words) description of your chosen topic or what you would cover in your workshop or presentation.
  • the suggested duration (45 mins plus 10 mins Q&A is the standard, double-length sessions may also be accepted)
  • an indication of your target audience level (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and prerequisite knowledge. As a guide:
    • beginner: can program, but new to OSX and iOS programming
    • intermediate: has experience coding for OSX and/or iOS, but no experience with this particular topic
    • advanced: some experience with this topic required – we’ll take you further

Presenter Support

The AUC will support presenters with:

  • return economy airfares to Melbourne from their nearest major airport (base airfare and taxes only)
  • accommodation at a Rydges Bell City for up to 3 nights (room and taxes only)
  • free registration at /dev/world/2011 (includes conference attendance, all included meals and collateral)
  • attendance at a special ‘Presenters Dinner’ on the Monday night

Closing Date

Expressions of interest should be sent electronically as soon as possible to Tony Gray a.d.gray@utas.edu.au. All talk proposals should be received by Wednesday 20 July 2011. You will receive a confirmation by return email that your expression of interest has been received.

A member of the organising committee will contact you if any further information regarding your expression of interest is required. A list of accepted /dev/world/2011 presenters will be made available at at a later date. Delegate registration will open around the middle of August, 2011.