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How to ace that CFP

It’s “Call For Papers” (CFP) season in Go land, so we gathered some seriously experienced conference organizers to help YOUR submission be the best ever.

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Show Notes:

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(00:00) - It's Go Time!
(00:50) - Welcoming our guests
(02:19) - Getting to know Angelica
(03:10) - Anna's turn to introduce herself
(04:13) - Your friendly neighborhood Johnny
(05:24) - Natalie's conference background
(06:48) - Getting to know V
(09:09) - Angelica's favorite talk submission
(10:18) - Anna's amazing talk
(13:57) - Go conferences you can submit to in 2023
(14:42) - V's tips for submitting a talk
(17:36) - Tell a story
(20:12) - State the benefits
(21:27) - Sponsor: Changelog++
(22:23) - Movie trailer voice!
(24:35) - Prepare to use the Inigo Montoya method
(25:27) - Developer storytelling skills
(28:55) - Fix spelling & grammar mistakes
(30:19) - Advice for non-native english speakers
(31:45) - Should we use humor in proposals?
(35:24) - V's universal humor formula
(37:03) - Being comfortable on stage
(39:36) - To give a good talk... don't give a talk
(42:10) - Don't be afraid to be yourself
(45:02) - Don't try to sound smart
(47:27) - How to use slides well
(48:42) - Know the first/last sentences of your talk
(51:02) - It's time for Unpopular Opinions!
(51:33) - V's unpop
(52:41) - Anna's unpop
(55:13) - Johnny's unpop
(1:00:09) - V on workers' unions
(1:02:28) - Natalie's very dangerous unpop
(1:05:44) - Time to Go!
(1:05:58) - Outro

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