Atlassian Summit, the premier conference for teams and Atlas Camp, our Ecosystem developer event are both taking place on 3-7 September 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The best part? Not only do you have the opportunity to attend, you can also shape the content of our events by submitting your stories and sharing them with the Atlassian audience. Our amazing customers come to Summit and Atlas Camp from around the world because they want to meet and learn from you. You’re the expert at your craft, and we encourage you to share your stories and advice.
Our call for speakers is officially open and will close
3 April 2018 9 April 2018 for Summit Europe and 1 June 2018 for Atlas Camp. Keep reading to learn more about the different tracks and see a few thought starters. Whether it’s your first talk or your hundredth, we want to help you every step of the way of the submission process.
We looking for talks with practical takeaways for our audience. We believe everyone has a great story to tell, so don’t feel limited by the following examples. Here are a few to get the creative ideas flowing:
This year’s Summit tracks:
- Teams: team practices, scaling teamwork, open work environments, etc
- Collaboration: open knowledge sharing, foster cross-team communication, chatbots, etc
- DevOps and Tools: build pipeline automation, continuous delivery tips, code collaboration, etc
- Plan, Track, Adjust: workflow design & management, backlog grooming, planning together, agile roadmap planning, etc
- Service and Support: support automation, ITIL, self-service, incident management, etc
- Scaling Atlassian: high availability, scaling tools, and teams, performance tips, etc
- Custom-fit: extending functionality, practical use cases, etc
- Administration: upgrading, consolidation, monitoring, admin tips, etc
This year’s Atlas Camp tracks:
- The Atlassian Platform for Developers: Learn about the latest API’s, features and ways to build on top of Atlassian’s products
- Advanced Atlassian Development: Scaling, data center clustering, testing, and more to bring your existing app portfolio to the next level
- Code and Beyond: DevOps, code maintainability, team tools, product management and beyond
Keep in mind we get tons of amazing submissions. Here are some tips to make sure your submission kicks ass and stands out:
- Find an easy and catchy title that explains your topic. Don’t try to explain everything with the title. Don’t underestimate the title. Take some time to think about it.
- Use the abstract to explain what the problem is. How did you solve it? Give us tons of examples of what you’d talk about.
- Provide 2-3 practical takeaways of successful use cases, best practices, teachings, or how-tos.
- You can use the message to the program committee to explain a bit more in a casual way about the details of your talk.
- Read the abstracts from Summit Europe 2017. This will help you understand better what we’re expecting.
Our selection process
This year, we’ve put together a diverse program committee of 30+ Atlassians, partners, and community champions. These members grade your submission based on the content without seeing the speaker’s name, gender, or bio. After the call for speakers closes, we’ll discuss in eleven track meetings the highest voted submissions and the favorites of the committee members. From there, we’ll build the program. You can expect an answer from us around the end of May for Summit Europe and end of June for Atlas Camp.
We want our speakers to shine on stage. They should present stunning content, keep the audience captured, and show great slides. We have pretty high standards for Summit and Atlas Camp presenters. That’s why we provide them with speaker training, running rehearsals, sending them to present in front of a friendly test audience, and giving them on-site last minutes tips and tricks on how to deal with nerves. This all for one reason: you should look forward to your talk. We want you to go on stage and be confident that people will love your presentation!