Ajax Experience 2008 Call for Papers Details

We invite you to submit proposals to speak at The Ajax Experience in Boston, September 29 – October 1, 2008 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Here are the details:

Session Format
– 15 Minute “Lightning Talks”: designed for smaller topics or covering a large topic in a bite-sized chunk
– 60 Minute Sessions: the show’s standard presentation format
– 90 Minute Sessions: allows for a deeper dive into the materials or can serve as a primer for beginners with basic content up front

About the Audience:
The target audience of our show are primarily developers and designers–like you–so even though a large number of IT decision-maker types show up, please keep the sessions technical, not fluffy high-level “SOA architecture will save you” stuff.

We are looking for sessions that incorporate the following topics:
1. Design and effects (relevant to developers as most developers are also designers)
2. Architecture – to include session addressing the concerns about building large-scale apps for the enterprise
3. Security
4. JavaScript
5. The Frameworks – client-side, server-side, emerging (will include both client and server-side frameworks)
5. Emerging – not to include advanced. To include emerging topics/technologies
6. Building Quality Software – to include Performance, Testing/Debugging, tools and best practices, optimization

The Perks:
Along with a free pass to the event, all approved speakers will receive a stipend to cover airfare and hotel room/tax. Think of it: you hanging out with all the Ajax rock stars–for free!

What to submit:
– Your bio: No more than 100 words
– Session abstract: Using the proposal template provided

The Process:
Submit your proposals today. Proposals will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. The deadline for proposals is January 31st. All proposals must be submitted in the AJAX Abstract Template with all questions completed in full. Proposals not submitted in the appropriate template will not be accepted.

We will acknowledge receipt of your proposal within two business days. We will review and evaluate your proposal not only for its individual merit but in comparison with other proposals. Please understand that this review process takes some time but we will be sure to get back to you within 2-4 weeks of receipt to inform you whether or not you have been accepted as a speaker

Here is the schedule:
Earliest date to submit proposals: Immediately
Latest date to submit proposals: Thursday, January 31, 2008
Completed presentations due: Friday, August 22, 2008
Conference dates: Monday-Wednesday, September 29-October 1, 2008

Where to Send Proposals
Send your abstract in email to tae-speaker at ajaxian.com (replacing the ‘ at ‘ with @, of course).

Thanks for your interest in speaking at the show!

Dion and Ben