Re: Thoughts on KubeCon
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I agree with the need for coaching of end users. I actually sent an email last night that I thought was to the list, but didn't reply to the group.
One of the problems with soliciting talks from end users is that they are often inexperienced in conferences, presenting, submitting to a CFP, writing a compelling abstract, etc. So while we can ask them to submit more talks, in my experience there needs to be some mentoring done to help these people be successful.
Bridget Kromhout does an excellent job of this with DevOpsDays Minneapolis. She actively seeks out underrepresented voices and mentors them through the CFP process, slide review, public speaking, etc.
Maybe this would be a good use of the CNCF Ambassadors or CNCF Speakers Bureau? Leverage those people as mentors for end users to help guide them through the entire process.
On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 6:27 AM Richard Li <richard@...> wrote: