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Talks and The Guru Is In
Talks are presentations on a single topic of interest to system administrators. Talks may focus on the latest hot technology or be retrospective, be serious or funny, cover a spectrum of related issues, or dive deeply into one specific topic. A list of suggested topics is available.
An ideal talk is approachable and possibly controversial. The material should be understandable by beginners, but the conclusions may be disagreed with by experts.
- Talks should be 30–60 minutes long, and speakers should be prepared for an additional 15–30 minutes of questions from the audience.
- Talk proposals should be accompanied by an abstract of less than one page in length describing the content of the talk. You can also propose a panel discussion topic. It is most helpful to us if you suggest potential panelists.
- Proposals of a business development or marketing nature are not appropriate.
- Speakers must submit their own proposals; third-party submissions, even if authorized, will be rejected.
Talk proposals are due April 30, 2013. Please email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guru Is In
Q&A with an expert!
Are you a guru? These sessions are a chance to share your expertise with your fellow system administrators. For the audience, these are a chance to get your questions on a specific topic or technology answered by an acknowledged expert.
Submissions are in the form of a half-page description of the topic.
The Guru Is In proposals are due April 30, 2013. Email suggestions for Guru Is In sessions or your offer to be a Guru to email@example.com.