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Call For Ottawa IT Camp 2012 Speakers

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Ottawa IT CampThis is a call for any and all technical speakers in the Ottawa/National Capital area interested in presenting at the upcoming Ottawa IT Camp 2012!

Ottawa IT Camp, April 14th, 2010, Algonquin College

Call for Speakers!

Hello everyone, spring time is around the corner and that means it's time for Ottawa's best and free technical conference, Ottawa IT Camp. On April 14th, we are celebrating our 5th magnificent year! We are calling on you to help make it our best yet! We are asking for you to get involved! At this time, we're emailing to ask you to present in one (or more :>) of our four tracks, IT, SQL, FUN-damentals (dev) and Web (dev).

A few months ago, the conference organizers did an online survey and found out attendees want to hear about development fundamentals, MVC, HTML5, SQL Server and Windows 8 materials. If you want or can present, for one hour, on any of these topics, I encourage you to get involved!

The process this year has been automated. The submission deadline is March 1st, 2012 for topic submissions and two weeks after that, notifications will be sent out. This gives you the entire month of February, but don't wait! If you KNOW of a topic you're just chomping at the bit to present, get it in ASAP! Life is unpredictable, just in case a speaker cannot make his session on the day, we would appreciate it if you have a second topic so we can hot swap at the last minute if required. Knowing who is available with an optional topic would greatly help the coordinators on the day.

As in the past years, we will again be distributing all presenter material via our Ottawa IT Camp CodePlex project. Please respect our audience and be prepared to make your presentation material available the day of the conference. If you have ANY questions or concerns with this requirement, please email the conference organizers and we'll be happy to address any/all questions.

Please understand, we are hoping/expecting a lot of presentation submissions for four tracks. Not everyone can be selected, it's just not feasible. Even if your presentation is not selected, we still hope to see you out at the conference, participating and helping us make this the best free technical conference in Ottawa!

"Ok, I'm interested, NOW WHAT?" First off, you have to create your speaker profile, then give the details of your presentation, repeat for multiple topic submissions and that's it!!!!!! If you're still looking for more information, please visit Peter's blog which gives you a blow by blow account of what you can/will expect. I really do hope you will submit a presentation for this years 5th year and help make this a FANTASTIC YEAR!

Click on this link to register and submit your presentation:

· register yourself/enter profile information

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· After clicking Submit button, you're profile will be saved and now you can click the Add Session link on the top

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· Now you enter in all the information for your session you want to present! Please be as exciting as you can in your description! We want to get people as excited as you are about our 5th year!!

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· After you click on the Save button, you're looking for "The Data was successfully saved" message on the top left

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· At this point, you should be seeing an email notifying you of your account being created, and you are good to go! Now you just have to wait to see if your presentation was selected.


Now that you’ve submitted your presentation, it’s time to and grab a coffee and get coding!

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