August 22, 2022

As we were wrapping up DConf '22 in London, I informally announced that DConf Online is taking place in December. Consider this post a semi-formal announcement :-)

DConf Online is scheduled for December 17 and 18. I'll have the web page up by the end of this month. For now, I'd like to ask you to start thinking about submitting a talk. Submissions for DConf Online should generally be in the form of a video describing the talk.

Things you need to know:

  • the submission deadline is October 9
  • submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes
  • ideally you'll show slides of the abstract/description with your head in one corner (the purpose is to demonstrate that you are set up to properly do screen recording the way we want you to for the actual talk)
  • videos should be 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
  • ideal formats are .mp4, .mkv, or .mov---just please try to use commonly used screen recording software (e.g., OBS Studio, Cyberlink Screen Recorder, etc.), as the output of more niche software has caused compatibility problems for us in the past.

Things we need to know:

  • the duration (25 minutes is the target, but we can go shorter or longer in specific cases if there's a good justification)
  • target audience (beginner, intermediate, advanced, all)
  • the abstract (the elevator pitch)
  • the description (a more detailed outline of what you have in mind; this need not be final)

Send your submission to Please include the abstract in plaint text form. It will save me time later if your talk is accepted.

If you've given a DConf Online talk in the past, you don't need to do a video submission unless you absolutely want to. You can instead submit everything in written form.

I'll have all of this info on the site once it's live.

I look forward to seeing your submissions!