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Announcing HashiTalks 2021 Call for Proposals

The annual, all-day virtual community event, HashiTalks, will return for its third iteration on 18 February 2021.

We are pleased to announce that the HashiTalks 2021 call for proposals is open for submissions from any technical skill level until 14 January 2021. Submit your unique use cases, technical talks, culture talks, and demos focused on HashiCorp tools.

Each confirmed speaker has a 30-minute time slot. That means we will confirm at least 48 speakers for this event.

» What Are HashiTalks?

HashiTalks is a 24-hour event that follows the sun and is orchestrated by the HashiCorp community team:

Outside of the annual event, regional HashiTalks serve users all over the world by giving them a platform to share knowledge with their local community in native languages.

In 2020, regional HashiTalks were embraced all over the world:

» Submit to the Call for Proposals

We want you to speak at HashiTalks! We are looking for use cases, technical talks, culture talks, and demos focused on HashiCorp tools.

Here are some topic ideas to get you started:

  • Cloud migration stories
  • Organizational impacts of DevOps and Infrastructure-as-Code
  • Unit testing infrastructure and deployments
  • Container management integration with Waypoint
  • Navigating Multi-Cloud challenges and solutions
  • Mixed network topologies
  • Service Mesh
  • Unconventional uses of HashiCorp toolset
  • How remote work changed in 2020- tips and tricks for 2021

» Empowering New Speakers

HashiTalks are brief, 30-minute speaking slots given from the comfort of a self-selected “stage.” Speakers livestream into the event to give talks from their home offices or living rooms.

HashiTalks are designed to be a safe space, and HashiCorp’s community guidelines and principles are top of mind while producing this virtual event.

Everyone that makes an effort to submit to the HashiTalks CFP is encouraged to join us for a series of speaker enablement sessions with an industry leader and QCon conference chair, Wesley Reisz. We aim to consistently empower anyone who has expressed interest in giving talks by providing opportunities to learn and improve their skills.

Talks given at HashiTalks will be recorded and posted to the HashiCorp Resource Library for community members to view and learn from and will give use cases a point of reference.

Attendees will ask questions in real time utilizing YouTube’s chat feature while you are giving your talk. All speakers are encouraged to hang out after their talk to answer questions, gather feedback, and interact.

» What do Previous HashiTalks Speakers Have to Say?

“I felt more confident and determined to share my knowledge and also mentor folks starting out a career in cloud computing. This is due to the feedback I received and number of persons reaching out to understand cloud concepts and tooling.”

Chuks Durugo, HashiTalks: Africa Speaker

“HashiTalks was a great way to gauge interest on my topics and work on follow up work around the topics.”

Jacob Mammoliti, HashiCorp Ambassador, HashiTalks 2020 Speaker

“HashiTalks gave me confidence in giving talks. It is amazing to have a global community of individuals who are all fans of HashiCorp tooling and who are as passionate as I am about cloud technologies.”

Eric Evans, Atlanta HUG organizer, HashiTalks 2020 Speaker

“HashiTalks is an amazing chance to showcase the ways that HashiCorp products are changing the tech landscape. It's 24 hours of incredible content and 100% worth watching.”

Ned Bellavance, HashiCorp Ambassador, HashiTalks 2020 Speaker

“I love HashiTalks, both as a contributor and as a consumer. There is nothing better than delivering a great talk that others get value from, and then turning around and getting even more value out of a talk that another community member gives. I also love the fact that you can tune in at any time of the day to catch a talk, and if you missed one simply listen to the recording.”

Gabe Maentz, HashiTalks 2019 Speaker

» Join us in February

Register for HashiTalks to stay up-to-date on the roster of speakers, schedule, MCs, and entrance to win special giveaways as we approach the day of the livestream. Otherwise, you are free to join the day of, sans registration.

In the meantime, keep up with the conversation on Twitter using #HashiTalks.

Busy on the day of HashiTalks? You can join 35,000 HashiCorp Users through the HUG program, get involved with your local chapter, and review HashiTalks 2021 when all of the talks are posted to HashiCorp Resources. If you are interested in starting your own HUG chapter or would like an introduction to your local organizers, reach out to us: hugs@hashicorp.com.

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