We’ve had many great proposals submitted so far, and we’re looking forward to more excellent ideas before our Call for Proposals closes at the end of the month. That means we’re not far from having to make the difficult decision of selecting which submissions to accept. To assist with this challenging task, we’d like to invite individuals from our community to help select talks for this year’s conference.
The only requirements are that you have some in-depth knowledge or expertise of a field related to an open source technology, and that you have 5-10 hours to spare between April 2nd and April 15th to spend reviewing and discussing proposals. You don’t need to be in Portland, though if you aren’t, you should have the ability to participate via telephone or Skype in our final meeting to select talks (date/time to be determined, based on everyone’s availability).
We plan to select about a half-dozen community members to participate in the content committee. Our goals are to represent a diverse set of experiences and views — including a range of expertise areas — and involve both those who have experience selecting conference talks and those who are new to the process. We also want the committee to be as gender-balanced as possible.
We hope you’ll considering being a part of the selection committee, but if that doesn’t seem like a good fit, there are many other ways to get involved. Also, don’t forget that anyone can view and comment on submitted proposals, to let the selection team know what you want to see.