Krakow square

KRAKOW

June 26-27, 2014

A two day conference for the Clojure community

Conference Info

What

EuroClojure is the first 2-day, full-blown conference in Europe for the Clojure community. After an extremely successful 2013 edition in Berlin we are replicating in Poland this year! The conference will be held on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th June in Central Krakow, Poland.

Speakers

Rich is the author of Clojure and Datomic, and Metadata Partners co-founder. He is now the CTO of Cognitect

Rich Hickey

David is a JavaScript developer at The New York Times and the main developer of core.logic

David Nolen

Call for Presentations

Please submit 40-minute sessions proposals, we are open to almost anything :-) and ideally group talks into:

  • Intro
  • Advanced
  • Real World experience
  • Out of this world experience

Here is the timeline:

  • Call for Presentations: opens on March 12 - SUBMIT NOW!
  • Registrations: open on March 17
  • Call for Presentations: closes on April 13
  • Proposals voting: April 14-15-16
  • Accepted speakers notification: by April 21
  • Programme published: by April 25

EuroClojure is a community event and doesn’t run to make a profit. This means we don’t know the full budget effectively until after the conference is over. For this reason we are afraid we cannot promise travel and expenses reimbursements.

If there will be money left over we will gladly split it among speakers who sustained travel expenses but we realise this is not helpful for everyone and it might mean some prospect speakers won’t be able to submit a proposal in the first place.

Accepted speakers will receive a complimentary ticket and we guarantee a normal ticket to non-accepted speakers even if tickets will have sold out by the time we announced the speakers list.

We will be using the Perfection Game to offer feedback on the proposals from the moment they are received to the moment they are accepted (and beyond).

The Perfection Game is a tool and method that is part of the Core Protocols by Jim and Michele McCarthy. It provides a set of best practices to collect feedback on ideas, documents or products that will enable you to improve what you’ve created.

EuroClojure is a community event and doesn’t run to make a profit. This means we don’t know the full budget effectively until after the conference is over. For this reason we are afraid we cannot promise travel and expenses reimbursements.

If there will be money left over we will gladly split it among speakers who sustained travel expenses but we realise this is not helpful for everyone and it might mean some prospect speakers won’t be able to submit a proposal in the first place.

Steps

  • Perfectee performs an act or presents an object for perfection, optionally saying “Begin” and “End” to notify the Perfector of the start and end of the performance.
  • Perfector rates the value of the performance or object on a scale of 1 to 10 based on how much value the Perfector believes he or she can add.
  • Perfector says “What I liked about the performance or object was X,” and proceeds to list the qualities of the object the Perfector thought were of high quality or should be amplified.
  • Perfector offers the improvements to the performance or object required for it to be rated a 10 by saying “To make it a ten, you would have to do X.”

Commitments

  • Accept perfecting without argument.
  • Give only positive comments: what you like and what it would take to “give it a 10.”
  • Abstain from mentioning what you don’t like or being negative in other ways.
  • Withhold points only if you can think of improvements.
  • Use ratings that reflect a scale of improvement rather than a scale of how much you liked the object.
  • If you cannot say something you liked about the object or specifically say how to make the object better, you must give it a 10.

Notes

  • A rating of 10 means you are unable to add value, and a rating of 5 means you will specifically describe how to make the object at least twice as good.
  • The important information to transmit in the Perfection Game protocol improves the performance or object. For example, “The ideal sound of a finger snap for me is one that is crisp, has sufficient volume, and startles me somewhat. To get a 10, you would have to increase your crispness.”
  • As a perfectee, you may only ask questions to clarify or gather more information for improvement. If you disagree with the ideas given to you, simply don’t include them.

For any information about EuroClojure 2014 and the Call for Presentations, please contact cfp@euroclojure.com

EuroClojure is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone (regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Our anti-harassment policy

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsor desks or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

Sponsors

a UK-based price comparison service and a strong supporter of Clojure in commercial uses

a software development company, offering both client services and technology products. Our goal is to design and build fantastic software, with the newest and most powerful tools available, to make our customers wildly successful and the world a better place.

a technological center for innovation and software development located in Krakow where deliver high-quality solutions based on the latest web, mobile and smart TV technologies, employing lightweight software development methodologies.

a software consultancy specialising in Clojure

the best place to share code

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact info@euroclojure.com to receive the prospectus

EuroClojure 2014 Tickets