…to speak at our event!
Dev camps are participatory events. The more people who participate, the better the event for everyone. You’re welcome to just enjoy the show, but doing a presentation is a great way of getting exposure, honing your presentation skills before a friendly audience, and just making the event great.
You do not need to be an expert to present something. iOSDevCamp attracts a wide range of skill levels. Presentations can be on any topic of interest to developers. Technical presentations are great, but so are topics like working with graphic designers, running a business, etc. Anything that might be useful or just fun for an iOS developer is fair game. We love getting new people involved, so don’t worry if you’ve never done anything like this.
There are two options to consider:
A blitz talk is a short 5-minute presentation. You get 20 slides which advance automatically every 15 seconds. If you’ve never done a presentation before, blitz talks are a great way to start. You can see some really good blitz talks at http://igniteshow.com/. Don’t stress over whether yours might be as good as those, though— they’re really the best of the best.
As with blitz talks, these can be on any topic of interest to the group. Unlike blitz talks the format and length is up to you. Want to do slides? Great. Prefer a demo of code or of an app? Also great. Maybe you have some cool sample code— either yours or an open source framework you like— and you’d like to walk us through the code? Anything goes.
General presentations are not rigidly planned. Letting us know what you have in mind will help with planning but is not strictly necessary.
But I’m terrified of public speaking!
It’s OK. Nearly everyone is, at least at first. If you’ve ever considered speaking at events though, this is the best way to get started. The iOSDevCamp audience is inevitably welcoming and friendly toward anyone willing to step up. We will help in any way we can. If you need advice, coaching, tips, we’re more than happy to help out. We also have a strict code of conduct for attendees and speakers to make our welcoming policies absolutely clear.
Ready to join the fun?
If you’re interested, get in touch with us to let us know what you have in mind. We’re easy to reach:
- When you register, you’ll be asked if you want to speak at the event. Say “yes” and we’ll contact you.
- If you’re logged in at Tumblr, use our “Do a talk!" link.
- Come to CocoaHeads in Colorado Springs.
- Contact the organizers on Twitter at one of these accounts: @iOSDevCampCo or @atomicbird or @mmartel.
OUR NEXT EVENT IS MAY 2-3 2014. Register now (even if you’re not interested in speaking).