Presentation Opportunities

CMS Philly is accepting session proposals. Participation is welcome from all walks of life, and any industry.  Don't miss out on your chance to share your javascript, PHP, or general knowledge about how to integrate new technologies, frameworks, and workflows with an API platform and centralized data hub, using Drupal, WordPress, Apostrophe, BackDrop, CraftCMS, ExpressionEngine, WagTail, or another open-source content management system [CMS]!

Sessions catering to audiences with experience levels ranging from novice to expert are welcome. Types of sessions sought include:

  • Using javascript frameworks and libraries to build headless applications
  • DevOps and Automation tools for open source, php, and front-end development teams
  • Performance and Security considerations and enhancements for headless applications and Drupal-specific websites
  • Best Practices writing custom and modular javascript (ES6)
  • Object oriented PHP, preferably Symfony oriented
  • PHP development tools, debugging tools, unit testing
  • Contributing, maintaining, and managing composer packages
  • Front End Development and rapid prototyping
  • Back End Development for Drupal
  • Back End Development for WordPress
  • Back End Development for BackDrop
  • Case studies and technical approaches to applications and websites using any CMS
  • Sitebuilding as it applies to UX Strategies and improved content management/navigation
  • Maintenance and upgrade considerations for legacy sites.
  • Website administration tips

Presentation Review & Approval Dates [Sessions & Workshops]

April 8, 2020 - April 22, 2020: The CMS Philly Organizing committee will review and vet proposed talks on a rolling basis during this time.

April 12-22, 2020: Presenters will be notified of their presentation approval statuses (all approved presentations are assumed to be confirmed, unless the presenter notifies us directly).

April 22, 2020: Presenters will be notified of their time and virtual room assignment for each of their approved sessions.

BoFs are still welcome!

Deadline/Cutoff date for Lightning Talks & BoFs is 11:59pm Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Follow the propose a session instructions below.

To propose a session:

  1. If you haven't already done so, register a CMS Philly account (NOTE: User accounts from other event sites were not migrated to this site).
  2. Login to the site
  3. Once logged in, continue to the Session proposal form(If using the register or login links listed above, you will automatically be redirected here.)
  4. Complete the form and remember to click the "Save" button
  5. After saving your submission, your talk will be listed on the Proposed Talks page

Got a question about what to pitch and present?  Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions.