Jenkins World

You’ve marked your calendar to alert you weeks in advance of the CFP deadline. You’ve spent your nights and weekends to skillfully craft your abstract and you are convinced this is THE one. You confidently clicked the 'submit' button only to find out weeks later you’ve received an automated declined email. On top of feeling disappointed, you probably wondered why your proposal was turned down.

As Jenkins World CFP is still open, we hope to demystify the selection process by offering a few tips to help increase the chance of your proposal getting accepted.

Tip 1: Make your title concise and attention-grabbing

There’s only a few seconds to make an impression with your proposal. Your title and abstract should be succinct and attention grabbing. Think about what makes your Jenkins proposal exceptional over others. What value will it bring to attendees?

Tip 2: Know your audience

Jenkins World audiences want to learn and adopt the newest development practices, process, languages and frameworks. They are highly technical and are interested in deep technical talks that are original and offers valuable information.

Tip 3: Transformational user stories

Share your unique Jenkins project experiences, challenges, strategies, lessons learned, and outcome. What can you share with your audience that will facilitate knowledge transfer and development of new and innovative techniques?

Tip 4: Topic should be relevant and applicable

Consider how to make the topic more broadly applicable to the attendees, such as with a hands-on demo explaining the concept. By showcasing innovative methods that draw out relevant and compelling knowledge to the audience, everybody is likely to more thoroughly absord the content of the talk. Also, who doesn’t love a cool demo?

Tip 5: Got Tips & Tricks?

Jenkins is used tons of different ways. Sharing novel approaches, tips, or tricks for increased efficiency and proficiency with Jenkins is almost always well received!

Important Dates:

  • CFP Closes: March 18, 2018 @ 11:59pm Pacific

  • CFP Notifications: April

  • Agenda Announcement: April

  • Event Dates:

    • Jenkins World USA | San Francisco | September 16 - 19, 2018

    • Jenkins World Europe | Nice, France | October 23 - 25, 2018

Register for Jenkins World 2018 with the code JWATONG for a 20% discount off your pass.

Good Luck!

About the Author
Alyssa Tong

Member of the Jenkins Advocacy and Outreach SIG. Alyssa drives and manages Jenkins participation in community events and conferences like FOSDEM, SCaLE, cdCON, and KubeCon. She is also responsible for Marketing & Community Programs at CloudBees, Inc.