TheServerSide Java Symposium (TSSJS) 2011 Call for Submissions
TSSJS 2011 Call For Papers Submission Form
TheServerSide Java Symposium (TSSJS), a community event focusing on current and emerging technologies in the Enterprise Java space, has opened its call for submissions, seeking presenters and presentations for TSSJS Vegas, March 16th-18th, 2011.
TSSJS’s mission is to advance the Enterprise Java platform, propagate industry-wide best practices, and provide a forum for the Java community to engage in forward-thinking discussions. The Symposium is a gathering place for thought leaders and innovators to examine the next generation of Java technologies as well as to provide instructive guidance on popular frameworks, tools and methodologies being used today and in the immediate future by enterprise Java developers, architects and technical team leads.
About Your Presentations & Proposals
We are accepting proposals in the following two areas:
1. Tracks and Topics
We are looking for presentations that will be relevant and exciting to Java developers. Successful case study proposals will be technical presentations that address today’s challenges with pragmatic, proven solutions - projects that are unique, innovative and architecturally-focused will be given preference. Hard-hitting topics based on your own experience are your best bet. TSSJS is a conference by developers for developers, so please – no fluff, self-promotion, or sales pitches. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this.
Presentations will be 60 minutes including Q & A.
TSSJS 2011 Session Tracks
TheServerSide Java Symposium 2011 is interested in presenters and presentations that can speak informatively on topics that fall into the following tracks and sessions:
- Java in Transition – Exploring the modern state and stewardship of the Java platform
- Enterprise Design and Service Oriented Architectures – Understanding the SOA’s changing role in enterprise design.
- Not-So-Peripheral Technologies – What are the tools, technologies or languages that might not exactly be Java, but every Java focussed enterprise professional absolutely needs to know about?
- Tools Tips and Techniques – Understanding the tools of the trade.
- Case Studies in the Cloud – Trumping the hype with real world experience
- Career Advancement & Certification Talk – How to thrive and prosper in the new economy
- Thriving in the Agile Realm – How to master the Agile methodology
Within these categories, we are looking for proposals that address one or more of the following aspects of the topic in question:
- State of the art
- Tips and tricks
- Getting started
2. Fireside Chats (Formerly called Birds of a Feather, BOFs)
We have a limited number of fireside chats, scheduled for 60 minutes.
The goal of the Fireside Chats is to provide attendees quality time with experts in an informal discussion group as a forum for learning and exchanging technical information and experiences. The Fireside chats will not include slides, as traditional presentations are not allowed here. Discussion leaders will kickstart the discussion and guide the group though issues/challenges/pain-points.
Successful Fireside Chat topic proposals will be about current or emerging Java technologies that architects and developers just can’t get enough of or just can’t get a handle on. A good discussion leader is someone comfortable with moderating group discussions, who has in-depth technical knowledge of the topic, and is able to assess problems/challenges presented and provide answers, tips, tricks and solutions.
Who Attends TheServerSide Java Symposium...
TSSJS will consist of a somewhat multinational audience of senior developers, developers, architects, technical team leads/project leads working primarily on enterprise Java projects. Many attendees are usually regular readers of TheServerSide.com. Most attendees have 5 plus years of experience.
The Ideal Speaker
What we are looking for in a speaker: We are looking for expert end-users, developers & architects from the community, and trainers/educators. You do not have to be a professional, polished speaker, but an understanding of public speaking, creating effective presentations and demonstration skills are required. All of our sessions are presented in English, so the speaker should be able to communicate technical concepts in that language.
What’s in it for you?
All speakers will receive a complimentary non-transferable pass to the event. You will be able to attend the whole conference and also benefit from content presented by others, and gain unprecedented networking opportunities. In addition to the recognition and respect of your peers as an expert in the area, we can provide some assistance with travel and lodging for speaker unaffiliated with vendors. Due to a limited budget for speaker travel assistance, preference will be given to speakers based in the United States.
For speakers who are affiliated with a commercial vendor, travel and accommodations costs will be at their own expense, or at the expense of their employer.For speakers who are unaffiliated with a commercial vendor, we will provide with airfare up to $400 and 2 hotel nights at the conference hotel.
What to submit?
Here's what you'll need to submit to us:
- Your Bio: 100 words or less with information that ties your presentation to your area of expertise
- Your Photo: jpeg file preferred
- A Proposal Form: Only complete proposals in the template will be reviewed.
Deadline: Latest date to submit proposals: Friday, September 10th, 2010
After we receive your proposal: We will acknowledge receipt of your proposal within two business days. We will review and evaluate your proposal not only for its individual merit but in comparison with other proposals. Please understand that this review process takes some time but we will be sure to get back to you to inform you whether or not your proposal has been accepted.
TSSJS 2011 Call For Papers Submission Form
Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 10th, 2010.