First of all let me apologise for the delay we had in sharing a feedback with all the guys and girls that applied for a talk at the Alfresco DevCon 2018. We had more than 155 submissions, coming from all the globe, from Alfresco Partners, Customers, Enthusiasts, Employees, and most of them are definitely valuable. The Selection Committee discussed a lot (and they are continuing the discussion) to find the best mix of content, external and internal contributions, topics, technology, use cases, etc. This is the reason why another track has been added (they will be 4 in total), to try to accept as much as contributions we can.
Yesterday evening we sent out the communication to the accepted/rejected talks for Full, Extended and Lighting Talks. Considering that some slots are still in discussion from the Selection Committee, we decided to define a waitlist containing some possible talks to be used as best candidates.
If you submitted a talk and you did not receive any communication in your inbox, please let me know.
It is for sure a mistake and I'll share with your any detail you will require. Next week, the Selection Committee will decide also on the remaining slots and the final communication to the submissions in the waitlist will be sent out.
If your talk has been accepted, please confirm the availability to present, before the 29th of Nov. We expect to have the full rooms and we need to ensure all the tracks filled with valuable content. We want there as much enthusiasts we can, attending the Alfresco DevCon 2018.
Last but not least, let me share a final thought about the quality of the contributions. It has been really hard to figure out the "best" contributions to be selected. The quality of the contributions has been definitely high and a rejected talk DOESN'T mean low quality content. This is the reason why we are thinking to invite some of the submitters in one or more future Tech Talk Live.
We are grateful for your commitment to the conference and your participation in the Alfresco community.
It is the enthusiasm of people like you that make Alfresco DevCon a valuable event.
We sincerely hope to see you all in Lisbon, Portugal on January 16-18.
Stay tuned for more news soon.