Call for Speakers

OPEN UNTIL April 21 2019

We invite everyone working on internet applications and infrastructure to submit talks for wwktm 2019.

Interesting Topics

Web Weekend Kathmandu was started with the motive to connect the tech community in Kathmandu and create a bridge with the international community. Talks from 2018 should give you an idea of the broad range of talks we're interested in. We would like to see anything that fits in the spectrum of but not limited to:

  • Cutting-edge technological advances in the web or computer science in general. It should be related to the web somehow.
  • UI/UX for the next billion
  • Success/Failure stories of Nepalese Tech Companies
  • Internet governance and new models of internet
  • Technology for social good
  • Peer to Peer web
  • Improving Developers’ lives
  • Fundamentals, in a modern light
  • Philosophy and Ethics for the web
  • Privacy & Security
  • Interesting Experiences
  • And finally: Whatever the hell you want; this is your conference

Pick whatever you feel most passionate about. This is your conference!

Remember 😛

Event Format

All talks should/will be

  • approximately 25 minutes long
  • In English Language. If you have an exceptional talk in Nepali, Please Apply. Language should not be the reason to discourage you from applying.
  • reviewed by the wwktm team
  • recorded and published with consent
  • followed by max 10 minutes of QnA session

Help Here to Help

We're very happy to see new speakers and would like to support in the process of the delivering an interesting talk.

  • We’re happy to brainstorm your interests and seek great hidden ideas.
  • We’re happy to connect you with experienced speakers to help you prepare your submission.
  • We’re happy to review and advise on how to produce a slide deck.
  • We’re happy to rehearse via video chat with you.
  • We can hook you up with local groups so you can practice in front of a friendly crowd.

Selection Selection Process

One

All submissions are anonymized, so that there is no bias towards the submitter.

  • Presentations
  • Lightning Talks
  • Conference

Two

All submissions are reviewed and voted for by the conference organizers. Each talk is rated on a scale from 1 to 5, taking into account the following criteria:

  • relevance of the topic to the Web community
  • coherence and clarity of the proposal
  • novelty/originality of the topic
  • can the topic be reasonably covered in the allocated time

Three

The top submissions are then de-anonymized so we can take speaker details into account. We expect a lot more excellent submissions than we have speaking slots. This process helps us select the best proposals, and hack our own unavoidable biases.

Awesome Perks

Event Ticket

VIP Hospitality

Speaker Kit

Speakers dinner

Financial Matters Sponsorships

In 2018, we were not in a position to provide financial support to speakers as it was the first time the community had come together to organize a conference of this scale. This year, we plan to support some speakers upto an amount of US$500 that can account for accommodation or economy flight tickets. We have limited support, so if companies can sponsor employees, do select that option so that someone else can make use of the support.

We do provide a format for sponsorship letter which can be submitted if someone can sponsor your trip.

Final, but Important Notes

Its trekking season from mid-september onwards. Perfect time to talk tech and visit the mountains. Several Speakers and Attendees from 2018 did treks including to Everest Base Camp and Langtang region.

Warm and welcoming hospitality is guaranteed.

Our call for speakers process and content is highly inspired from jsconf.eu. Big thanks to them for the initial hard work put into the process.