25–30 minute conference sessions should be rich with examples, code, or demos. They should help the audience understand complex concepts, or behaviours; or demonstrate how to use a service, software library, or tool.
60–90 minute tutorials provide an environment in which attendees learn by doing. Attendees should walk away knowing how to do something new. A good tutorial is one that is easy to follow but keep everyone on their toes.
If you have a short talk to share, or are a first-time speaker, and want to have the opportunity to present your story at MongoDB.live, a 10–15 minute lightning talk is a great way to get started!
Our reviewers have to read through a lot of of submissions. Here are some tips to make sure yours is successful:
Title – Puns, creative wordplay, 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.
Description – Use the description to explain what the problem is. How did you solve it? Please give us tons of examples for what you’d talk about. For help developing your description check out the free MongoDB University course, T101: Crafting Conference Abstracts.
Notes – You can use the notes to explain the details of your talk in a bit more conversational way. Share your experience with the problem, give us the outline of your talk, or explain why MongoDB.live would be less without your talk.
Not everyone has lots of experience about how to put together a great presentation, how to create stunning looking slides, and own the stage or the stream. We help everyone to succeed no matter how many talks they might have given. Here are just a few things we're offering:
Filling 30 minutes of talk time can be scary. That's why we offer 15 minutes lightning talks for those who want to try the stage.
We're hosting workshops to bring together experienced and inexperienced speakers for talking through their outlines, slides, and presentation style.
Every speaker gets the opportunity of one or more personal sessions with a professional speaker coach. We host regular speaker office hours to answer all questions you might have before the event.
You get the opportunity to "try the stage" before your talk to familiarize yourself with the setup.
Here are some of the most popular sessions from MongoDB.live 2020:
The program committee consist of 30+ MongoDB employees, partners, customers, and community members. All speaker information like name, bio, and company name is hidden from the committee and we’ll grade the sessions based on the content. After the call for speakers closes, we’ll discuss the highest voted submissions and committee member favorites for each track. From there, we’ll put together the program. All speaker submissions will receive an answer from us by mid-March.
All speakers at MongoDB.live will get a full ticket for the event. You will also be required to sign a Speaker Agreement if your talk is accepted. You can view the sample agreement here.