What do past speakers have to say?
Jenny Chang Ho
Speaking at my first iOS conference 360|iDev had definitely boosted my professional profile at work and outside as an iOS engineer. I felt so great sharing with the iOS community and getting so many questions/interests in my topic. It was also very fun being on the speaker side among some of my favorite speakers that I follow and help me grow.
"The organizers (and all the awesome volunteers) support the speakers extremely well. It almost feels like the speakers are a little family, and John and Nicole are our parents for the week."
“Speaking at 360|iDev feels like a quest in search for the truth. Once an idea or concept is presented to some of the best engineering minds of our times, gets scrutinized, challenged, interrogated, dissected, and comes out at the end of the roasting still alive, it means you are doing something right. You may even pick a suggestion or two along the journey to improve upon what you have.”
“The best part of speaking was hearing from another attendee that the talk made their conference! Even if no one else in the room got anything out of it, hearing that made all the hours of preparation worth it!”
“360|iDev has been super supportive to me as a speaker. From encouraging me to try new ideas for sessions, to holiday cards and speaker dinners, it’s always been a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
“The only thing that about being a speaker at 360iDev is that you have to miss someone else's talk while you're presenting yours!"
“My favorite thing about speaking at 360|iDev is interacting with the other attendees and speakers. Everyone you meet has a great story to share.”
“The 360|iDev community is wonderfully supportive, interested and diverse. You always learn more from the audience and the conversations after your talk than you knew before and you often end up with new friends and professional connections.”
“My favorite thing about being a speaker at 360iDev is that you really feel like a part of the team. All the other speakers and staff really suport each other, and every year there is a great mix of familiar and new faces. You attend each other's talks and cheer each other on.”
“The thing I remember most was the warm welcome for a new speaker and the receptive audience. It was the first time I had done it and didn't know what to expect but it was really not so bad!”
“I really enjoyed the opportunity to speak at 360iDev|min. My favorite thing about it was being given the opportunity to share with the fantastic attendees! An engaged audience is the best thing a speaker can hope for. Presenting was a lot of fun at your conference.”
I can’t think of a more friendly, welcoming and diverse crowd than the one at 360|iDev. There’s an overall vibe of positivity and sharing that I’ve encountered at very few conferences. Speaking there was a privilege and an unparalleled learning experience.
As a multi-time speaker at 360iDev, the audience is always supportive, asks great questions, and gives feedback that's made each of my talks better than the last one. All the support from the organizers, fellow speakers, and community has made me able to speak at other conferences around the world and helped me make connections throughout the iOS developer community.
"360|iDev has given me an outlet to contribute back to the iOS developer community. I don’t have many opportunities to open source my work or blog about it, but I still desire to contribute since I recognize I have benefited greatly from the work of others."
“I love the diversity of the peer group of speakers at 360iDev. Since everyone goes through the CFP process, this conference features speakers that you wouldn't see at a lot of other iOS focused conferences where the majority of speakers are invited.”
The 360|iDev 2020 Call For Papers will close May 8, 2020! Mark your calendars, ask Siri to remind you! Come May 1, we close this down, don’t miss it!
You can see the talks from last year to get some inspiration as well.
Please submit as many proposals as you like, keep in mind, we might tap you to do more than one session.
Talk Length Options:
- 45 minute – Our standard length session.
- 20 minute* – More lightning style. Share something that doesn’t require a full 45-minute talk. Not eligible for travel support.
- Half-Day Training – 4 hours, hands-on session on Sunday (We cover one extra hotel night for these)
- Full-Day Training – 8 hours, hands-on session on Sunday (We cover one extra hotel night for these)
*This is a new idea for us. The idea is that maybe you have something to share that isn’t quite ready for 45 minutes. Maybe it’s a lighter topic, etc.
The Community Review Panel will use the following selection criteria when voting on submissions:
- Technical – Does the content have technical substance?
- Relevant – Would the topic be interesting to a group of iOS/Mac developers?
- Community Improvement – Would the talk help us be better developers? Better humans? There’s more to being a developer than code.
For intermediate and advanced level talks, they will also look into:
- Fresh – Is the information covered new or a new approach to a common problem?
- Immersive – Does the proposal cover many aspects of the topic in-depth?
Remember, Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be an expert to teach. Not only is teaching a great way to learn but often, we know more than we give ourselves credit for.
We cover 3 nights of lodging for each speaker, the conference pass, and flights up to $500 for domestic and $1500 for international. We do this because we want everyone to be able to come and speak, regardless of their financial situation. However our budget is not limitless, and it would help us tremendously if you or your company can cover your travel costs. Please let us know in your submission if you or your company can cover your travel cost.
Note: If your talk has more than one speaker only one will be covered.
The Call For Papers for 2020 is Closed.