Welcome to QueerJS

๐Ÿ“ŽSpeaking at QueerJS

First of all, thank you for thinking about submitting a talk to an upcoming QueerJS event. We're happy you're here ๐ŸŒˆ

๐Ÿ“ŽHow do I submit a talk?

Click the shiny button at the bottom! That will lead you to our GitHub repo and from there, you can use one of our of issue templates to guide you through your talk submission. If you need any help with this process because you are new to GitHub, git or speaking in general, ping one of the organizers on Discord or send us a message on Twitter. Happy to help any way we can!

๐Ÿ“ŽWhat should I talk about?

Anything you're passionate about, really. The talks don't have to be technical (but they certainly can be). The most important thing is that you're excited about your topic. That's the amazing thing about public speaking - you get to share your passions with the world. Just keep in mind that all talks must follow our Code of Conduct.

๐Ÿ“ŽHow long should my talk be?

At every event, we plan to have a mix of longer 20-25 minute talks and 5-10 minute lightning talks. So do whatever you feel most comfortable with! If you need more time to present, please let us know so we can adjust the schedule or coordinate with the venue.

๐Ÿ“ŽWhat if the lineup for the location I want to speak at is full?

It's very, very likely that if we host a QueerJS in a city, we'll do it again in the same city one day. So we'd still encourage you to submit your talk. That way, you'll be at the top of the list for the next edition!

Can you pay for my flights?

Actually, there's a good chance that we can if you're coming from a reasonable distance (total cost is less than 200 EUR). If you'd like to speak at an upcoming meetup and need travel assistance for any reason, please mention it in your talk proposal and we'll let you know if it's possible.

๐Ÿ“ŽWhat's the talk selection process?

Talk slots are first come, first served (for the most part). After you open your issue, one of the organizers will reach out and let you know the next steps!

๐Ÿ“ŽHow should I prepare for an online talk?

There are several things to consider with an online talk.

Do you want to present live the audience, or pre-record your talk? Each have benefits and drawbacks but the choice is up to you.

Live presentation
This is the best way to engage with your audience. Be wary that the stream may be delayed by a minute or more, so you will need to be creative with how you engage folks. You are welcome to post polls/games to the Twitch chat, for instance.
Pre-recorded stream
This is the best way to ensure your recording & technical setup is perfect. If you want to take this route, please provide a high quality mp4 before the meetup and the streamer will queue it for you. You will still be able to participate in Q&A afterward.

At the end of your talk we will include a Q&A session with the MC via Zoom, which will include any questions and comments from the audience. If you want to opt out of this, please let us know.

Technical considerations:

  1. We use Skype for the livestream. If you want to call an organizer to get comfortable with the features, get in touch!
  2. Ensure your technical set up is ready ahead of time. We will run a quick test of this before the stream.
  3. *For Mac*: ensure Skype has permission to record your screen. To do this, open Settings ยป Security & Privacy ยป check "Skype"

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