Dotnet logo

The .NET Tools Blog

Essential productivity kit for .NET developers

.NET Tools Events How-To's

JetBrains .NET Day Online 2021 – Call for Speakers

JetBrains .NET Day Online 2021

In 2019, we held our first JetBrains .NET Day Online. After a succesful repeat in 2020, we want to again host sessions by community speakers at the JetBrains .NET Day Online 2021 on May 12, 2021.

JetBrains .NET Day Online is a free virtual event where community speakers cover topics they are passionate about, ranging from deep technical .NET content and speakers’ experiences with specific tools and technologies, to personal development.

We are looking for speakers interested in presenting with us! We welcome all topics that would be relevant to the wider .NET community.

Submit a talk!

We’ll highlight you as a speaker and any resources you may want to share, such as your blog, open source projects, online courses, etc. All accepted speakers get a 1 year Personal All Products Pack subscription on us.

TL;DR

  • Talks are in English
  • Talks are presented live
  • Talks are 60 minutes, including 5-10 minutes of Q&A (optional)
  • Talks are scheduled according to your time zone
  • Talks are recorded and published on YouTube, and are shared in our newsletters, blogs, …
  • You can show slides, do live demos, … — whatever you think works best for your content!
  • All accepted speakers get a 1 year Personal All Products Pack subscription on us
  • Please make sure you read and adhere to the Code of Conduct prior to submitting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of talks are you looking for?

We welcome all topics that would be relevant to the wider .NET community. We’d appreciate some link to a JetBrains product (not necessarily product focused, maybe just use it for demos).

Some areas we’re always interested in:

  • Soft skills, community, …
  • Architecture, clean code, patterns, DDD, defensive coding, …
  • F#, Fable, SAFE Stack, functional programming, …
  • Performance tuning, memory management, concurrency, benchmarking, logging, OpenTracing, …
  • Languages! C#, F#, VB.NET, source generators, …
  • ASP.NET Core, Carter, OpenAPI, gRPC, …
  • Blazor, Uno, Avalonia, Xamarin, Unity, builing a game, …
  • Databases, Entity Framework, Dapper, …
  • Testing and all of its flavours
  • Open source libraries you feel people should be aware of
  • Anything that does not fit the list above

To give you an idea, here are some talks from previous years that worked well:

  • Immutable Collections in .NET
  • Refactoring to Patterns with ReSharper
  • Building a Fantasy Game Console with C#, MonoGame, and Rider
  • Deep Dive into Async Streams
  • From C# to Python — 10 Things I Learned Along the Way
  • Formatting F# Code
  • Learning F# by Designing Your Own Language
  • TDD and The Terminator — An Introduction to Test-Driven Development
  • Developing with .NET Core on AWS Using Rider
  • Better Object Mapping in .NET with Dapper
  • Starting a Blog
  • How to Pitch Your Ideas so People Listen

Not sure if your talk idea will fit? Reach out to maarten@jetbrains.com and we can discuss!

I want to use {JetBrains tool} in my talk but I don’t have a license. Can you help?**

We have free trials available that you can download. In addition, all accepted speakers get a 1 year Personal All Products Pack subscription on us.

Do you have any other tips?

We receive many submissions and only have a limited series of slots. As such, please consider the following tips when submitting your talks, which can work in your favour.

Talk Title – We go through all talks independently of the title, but there’s no denying that a catchy and interesting title plays favourably. At the same time, make sure that the title aligns with your abstract.

Abstract – Make it concise and to the point, but don’t make it too concise. An abstract that is just 2 sentences, will most likely stand little chance of getting accepted. We don’t expect you to write an essay but please try and provide information on what you’ll be covering in your talk and what the key learning points / takeaways will be for the audience. If you’re submitting a topic that may be popular, try and find an angle that would distinguish yours from others.

Try to refrain from "don’t use this code in a real application" talks. Illustrate how something could be used in a production code base, and what the audience should know to be successful with a technology.

Level – Please try and accurately define the level of your talk.

Session Length – Sessions are 60 minutes long, including QA (which is optional)

Thanks in advance for submitting your talks!

Discover more