JavaZone is nothing without all our wonderful speakers who are holding full tracks, lightning talks or workshops. To help you help us make this years conference the best for both you and all the other guests, we have collected a bunch of information here. If there is anything else, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The organiser of JavaZone is javaBin (the Norwegian Java User Group), an independent, non-profit organization. The conference has partners but no sponsors. The agenda is defined by the Program Committee without external interference. This independence is part of what makes JavaZone so unique. We therefore have a limited budget for reimbursing conference speakers. Please see our monetary policy for more information.
To get a feel for what content we have featured on previous conferences, you can look at the top talks of JavaZone 2013.
Speakers with accepted presentations will get free admission to the conference. They will also be invited to the speakers dinner and can join us on JourneyZone, an epic journey in the Norwegian wilderness. Speakers with accepted lightning talks will be invited to the speakers dinner but will have to pay for their own admission to JavaZone.
To edit your talk, use the link provided in the email message we sent you when you submitted your talk. If you have lost that mail, send us a quick note at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll send you a new link.
Speakers who are holding full-length talks or workshops will get free admission to JavaZone. Lightning talk speakers will have to pay for their own ticket.
All the conference rooms will have projectors with VGA-cables (widescreen, 1920x1080). There are two microphones. We also provide you with water to calm your brain. Ask us if you have other requirements.
That's okay for us! Just make sure to come to the room 15-20 minutes before your talk starts to make sure the technology is working for you. lightning talk speakers: you have to switch fast!
Of course! It's 2014 after all! No-password-asked WiFi (that actually work!), Minijack-cable, plenty of power outlets. We'll also have Ethernet-cables on stage if you need that for some reason.
We have a couple of nice helpers at each room that will make sure the tech is working. But to sleep well, you should bring an extra copy of your slides in case your laptop goes bananas.
Most definitely! We record all talks, both regular talks and lightning talks (not workshops). This will be provided free for everyone, even those without a ticket, at Vimeo a few days after the conference.
You should reserve some time for questions at the end of your talk. Remember to repeat a summary of the question before answering, for the benefit of both the live audience and for the taped video.
After the conference we'll ask all participants to rate the talks they attended, and provide written feedback. This will go directly to you afterwards. You'll most certainly get other feedback as well :)
The following is a list of happenings that speakers of JavaZone should be aware of.