Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GHC proposals: Rejection likely

The Call for Participation for Grace Hopper Celebration just closed last week, and I saw a flurry of proposal submissions on Twitter. I am very excited to see so many people stepping up to speak, but I have some bad news:

Your proposal will probably be rejected
Your proposal will probably be rejected

GHC attracts a lot of proposals. A lot. Women from all walks of computing submit their talk ideas. In the past years I have heard a lot of excellent proposals being rejected. Bottom line, it is a very competitive process.

Don't waste your proposal

Now that you have written your proposal, you should submit it to other conferences. There are always conferences looking for speakers. Some resources:

Still not sure? Tweet me and I will recommend conferences to you.

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