Replying to a CFP: Anti-patterns

A quick glance at some reasons why your submission might not make it.

I’ve been reviewing a lot of CFP submissions recently, both as someone in a program committee and during the Community Review for Devoxx Belgium. While I can’t give you a recipe for 100% success, I thought it would be helpful to list the reasons why I (personally!) give talks a lower rating. Before you “ChatGPT: summarize” this, here is the TLDR: Spelling, Grammar & Typos: Use spellchecking tools; On the Right Track: Make sure you submit content to the correct track; Timeliness of Content: Make sure your content is still relevant; Provide value: What is the audience going to get that is of value to them? [Read More]