CodeRage 6 Call for Papers

By: Christine Ellis

Abstract: You are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as a speaker at CodeRage 6 - October 17-21, 2011

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Dear Developer:

Embarcadero Technologies has begun planning for our sixth annual online conference with exciting and helpful content offered specifically for software developers – CodeRage 6 – to be held October 17-21, 2011.

You are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as a speaker at CodeRage 6. Please submit an abstract for each of your proposed presentations. Please read all information carefully.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 31, 2011.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of Embarcadero employees and we will notify submitters within 2 weeks of the abstract submission deadline regarding the status of proposals.

Thank you for your interest. We are excited about hosting this CodeRage event and the participation of our community is vital to our success. We look forward to seeing your ideas!

Sincerely,

Christine Ellis & Anders Ohlsson

Developer Relations
Embarcadero Technologies
christine.ellis@embarcadero.com
anders.ohlsson@embarcadero.com

    Speaker Deadlines

August 31, 2011 Abstract submissions due
Early September Speakers notified regarding participation
September 19, 2011 Speaking agreement forms due
September 19, 2011 Online speaker meeting
October 3, 2011 Final presentation recordings due
October 10-11, 2011 Online speaker audio/video checks
October 17-21, 2011 CodeRage 6 Online Developer Conference

    Presentation Details

Conference session time slots will be 45 minutes in length running a 30-35 minute pre-recorded technical presentation followed by 10-15 minutes of live questions and answers with attendees. Sessions will be broadcast using GoToWebinar®.

Speakers are required to pre-record their presentations to a 1280x1024 resolution and MP4 file format using screen recording software such as Camtasia Studio (using the trial version is acceptable), Final Cut Pro or similar.

We encourage speakers to also submit presentation outlines, PowerPoint slides (.ppt) and/or a technical paper with their final presentations as well.

IMPORTANT: Sessions will be of a technical nature and will not reflect marketing information unless submitted specifically as a Partner Solution.

Target Audience

We anticipate approximately 2,000 CodeRage online conference attendees which include developers from large corporations, government agencies, small and medium-sized companies, educators, and independent consulting businesses.

Attendees have a varied level of experience, and topics range from beginning to advanced levels. Selecting and gearing your presentation to a specific audience expertise level is very important, so please consider the level of your presentation proposals carefully.

Use of Proprietary Code

The primary purpose of conference presentations is to educate attendees on Embarcadero database and development technologies, products, and content which can assist attendees with their professional skills. Only under special circumstances will we accept presentations that demonstrate proprietary code or techniques, or rely upon proprietary products. If your presentation will contain anything you cannot share freely with the audience, please notify us in your abstract.

In a success story presentation, the code/technique/process may be proprietary, but you must be prepared to fully explain all of the techniques you demonstrate, either in a technical paper or in response to questions from the audience. For a success story presentation, speakers must have permission from the end user/client to have their company named in their presentation, paper, conference advertising, and the conference agenda.

Speaker Meetings

An online speaker meeting will be held in September upon acceptance of abstract proposals to familiarize speakers with the Live Meeting interface and to answer questions about recording presentations and the format of the event.

Speaker meetings with small groups of speakers will also be held 1 week prior to the conference to test submitted presentations and audio connections. Speaker attendance is required.

Presentation Publication

IMPORTANT: Once selected, each speaker MUST submit their 30 minute pre-recorded presentation by the indicated deadline (see above).

All session presentations will be published on Embarcadero's Channel-E web site as replays. Examples of presentations from CodeRage 5 held in October 2010 are available at http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage5/sessions.

Embarcadero Technologies may choose to sell a conference proceedings DVD outside of this conference or to publish presentations in any media separately. Accordingly, submission of materials to Embarcadero will constitute your granting Embarcadero an irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, and sub-license your materials by any means including electronic distribution. All speakers are required to sign a release agreeing to the above.

    Conference Topics

Product Tracks

We welcome abstract submissions on any of the following Embarcadero products. Sessions may focus on specific product features, product benefits, usages, and technologies.

All-Access and AppWave

  • Embarcadero® All-Access™ XE
  • Embarcadero AppWave

Application Development

  • Embarcadero® RAD Studio
  • Delphi® XE
  • C++Builder® XE
  • Delphi Prism™ XE
  • RadPHP XE
  • Embarcadero Prism XE

Embedded & Workgroup DBMS

  • InterBase® XE

Architecture and Modeling

  • ER/Studio® Enterprise
  • ER/Studio® Data Architect
  • ER/Studio® Software Architect
  • ER/Studio® Business Architect
  • ER/Studio® Portal
  • ER/Studio® Repository

Database Management & Development

  • DB PowerStudio XE
  • DBArtisan XE
  • Rapid SQL® XE
  • DB Change Manager XE

Performance Optimization

  • DB PowerStudio XE
  • Embarcadero® DB Optimizer™ XE

You are by no means restricted to the topics suggested here or to identified categories. We welcome abstracts on any topics that you think will be of interest.

    Submitting Abstracts

Please note that the receipt of this Call for Papers or the submission of an abstract or presentation does not automatically qualify you as a speaker for this conference. We expect to receive many more abstracts than the number of session slots; therefore, not all candidates will qualify as speakers.

Abstract submissions should be emailed to Anders Ohlsson at anders.ohlsson@embarcadero.com prior to the due date of Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 5:00pm Pacific (PDT).

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to request a delivery receipt from your email server when sending your email. If you do not receive a reply indicating we’ve received your submission, we probably haven’t.

Please include complete contact information so that we may reach you with any questions we may have on your abstracts and to contact you with the status of your submissions. For each abstract, please include as much detail as you can to help us make educated decisions on which sessions to accept. Incomplete submissions will be rejected.

Contact Information (include the following fields in your email):

Name:

Company:

Address:

City:

State/Province:

Zip/Postal Code:

Country:

Daytime Phone:

Mobile Phone:

Email Address:>

Alternate Email Address:

Skype ID:

Blog or Home Page URL:

Languages Spoken:

(Speakers may be asked to record and present their sessions in multiple languages where applicable.)

Session Details:

Session Title (for advertisement):

Level (All, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced):

Short Description (1-2 sentence description of presentation for advertisement):

Abstract (for review only):

Please provide a presentation outline with enough detail for us to determine if your proposal will fit the scope of this event. Including speaker qualifications and comments to the review committee is encouraged.

    Benefits of Being a Speaker

  • Meet your clients and customers in an interactive online environment;
  • Network and exchange ideas with community members;
  • Work with an intimate and targeted audience;
  • Share your expertise with the database community
  • Raise your profile as a professional in the computing industry;
  • Use this opportunity to influence the industry through your ideas and perspectives.

    Questions & Answers

CodeRage will focus on what developers want and need to learn to stay current in our ever transforming industry. We've created this document to address some of the questions that may arise.

Q. When will the list of actual sessions be published?
A. A short list of sessions that are planned for the conference will be published by mid September after session selections have been finalized. The complete program listing will be published by late September.

Q. Who is making decisions regarding which topics will be included in the program and who will be chosen as speakers?
A. An internal selection committee comprised of Embarcadero employees representing each of the product groups will choose the topics to be covered and the speakers who will present them. We will notify submitters in late August regarding the status of their proposals.

Q. Can I submit abstracts for sessions that market my products?
A. Only Embarcadero Technology Partners and CodeRage Exhibitors will be selected to present a limited number of Partner Solution sessions.

Q. If I’m selected as a speaker, will I get paid?
A. Sorry, speakers will not be paid a stipend for this event. Attendance to the event is free and we feel the exposure provided to speakers is invaluable.

Q. If I’m selected as a speaker, may I attend other sessions as well?
A. Yes. Speakers may attend any other presentations they wish.

We would love to receive your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve the technical program of this event. Please send your comments to Anders Ohlsson (anders.ohlsson@embarcadero.com) and Christine Ellis (christine.ellis@embarcadero.com).

If you have more questions, send an email to Christine Ellis (christine.ellis@embarcadero.com).

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