Call for Speakers: Women & Trans Coders Lounge at MongoDB.local London

MongoDB.local London is where the world’s fastest growing database community comes to connect, explore, and learn. Attendees join us for hands-on and deep dive technical sessions, giving them the tools you need to build and deploy your giant ideas. We're still looking for speakers for the Make it Matter track, which will run the afternoon of the event.

What is the Make it Matter Track?

The Make it Matter track includes talks on technology that welcome, but don’t require a focus on MongoDB use. The track is presented in the Women and Trans Coders (W&TC) Lounge at MongoDB World. Topics suitable for other tracks are also suitable for the W&TC lounge.

If you would like to deliver a talk in a more intimate setting, consider submitting a Make it Matter session proposal. Sessions in the W&TC Lounge will be open to all conference attendees. The lounge is run in part by MongoDB’s internal Women and Trans Coders group, and the purpose of this space is to amplify the voices of non-binary people, women, and trans people of all genders within our engineering community. To further that goal, we limit speakers in the W&TC Lounge to those communities.

Past sessions have addressed subjects including:

*Using Big Data to do good *Building accessible apps *Creating opportunities for underrepresented community members *Engineering *Developing Apps for Developing Countries

The MongoDB.local London Audience

The audience at MMongoDB.local London is primarily composed of software developers and ops engineers, but architects and those in many other roles join us as well. - Attendees range from those who know very little about MongoDB to engineers who have been using MongoDB in production for years. When writing your proposal, please tailor it to a specific audience level: Beginners // Intermediate // Advanced // All

Submitting Your Proposal

You will need to complete the following sections in submitting your proposal. Please follow the instructions specified here for each section.

Title Puns, creative word play, and “hooks” in titles are okay, but make sure that if all someone knew was the title, they still would have some idea what the presentation is about.

Abstract Both your title and the elevator pitch will be used to promote your talk on the MongoDB World website. Make it as exciting and enticing as possible.

Please include the following three sections in your description.

  1. Who should attend?

Who is this talk for? What background knowledge or experience do you expect the audience to have?

  1. Why should they attend?

What tangible value do you expect the audience to take away from your talk? Will they be able to make better design decisions in their own work; use a software library or tool they did not know how to use before; something else?

  1. What will I tell them?

Provide an outline for your talk. Please be as detailed as possible. It is not necessary to have completely written your talk already, but you should have an idea of what points you intend to make. The outline is extremely helpful in understanding the content and structure of your proposed talk. We hope that writing the outline is helpful to you as well, to organize and clarify your proposal! The outline will not be shared with conference attendees.

What Happens After Submitting?

You'll be contacted by Danielle James, who will share status update and potential following steps.