What does an effective talk proposal look like?

Update: You can view the slides from the CFP workshop here! GoCon Canada is back for its second year, and we're hoping to build on last year's success and put together an even bigger, better conference for the Go community. To do that, we of course need some great talks to add to the program! The CFP is open until 11:59 PM EST on February 14! Writing talk proposals can be daunting, but it's not exactly an art: it's a science!

GoCon Canada, but why?! And who?

Since the inception of GoCon Canada many folks reached out with questions about the event and organizers. So we thought why not answer these and a few others.

Go speak - resources for potential speakers

Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much
-Helen Keller
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The Go programming language marked its ninth anniversary in 2018 since it was first publicly announced. Both the language and the community took off 🛫, with no signs of slowing down.

Check out Nine years of Go for a brief reflection. Incredible, right?!

Whether you’re a newcomer, part of the core team, or a long time enthusiast, there is a role we all play to foster a community that welcomes new ideas and people in this complex and crazy field.

GoCon Canada would like to do its part in helping all feel welcome and build a sense of community.

In this post..

  • discuss a few reasons potential speakers don’t submit proposals
  • provide some of our favorite resources from the web that relate to conference proposals and speaking