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SEPT. 24 2020

Apply to speak at HackConf 2021

Hey folks!

Are you ready to speak at #hackconf? We are excited to announce that the Call for Speakers is now open!🎉

👉 The deadline for submissions is 30th of April
👉 We’ll let you know if your talk/workshop is accepted by May 31, 2021
👉 Apply via Paper Call here

The selection process 

  • We value both strong individual characteristics and the overall diversity of our speakers' line-up. 
  • Our team will review all submissions and make an initial selection 
  • We set a convenient time for a 10-15 minute online interview 
  • The team votes and chooses the final roster of speakers 

What are we looking for? 

👉 Talks 
Length: 30 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A

The conference days (23-24th of October) will run on three tracks. Your talk should be 30 minutes long.
We believe that the best talks are the ones which our audience can use in their work after the end of the conference. The talk can be suitable for all levels of experience - from beginners & advanced beginners to senior developers. 

We particularly favor talks that either contain practical takeaways for the audience or take the form of a story that can inspire our attendees or help them avoid common mistakes. It's helpful if it has a fairly wide appeal, although sometimes niche talks are well received too. Check out HackConf 2019 talks and workshops for some inspiration! 

👉 Workshops 
Length: 3 hours 
Max participants per workshop: up to 20

We’re open to all kinds of ideas, especially ones we haven’t thought of! Technical workshops tend to be more popular, but we welcome all topics! Workshops can be targeted at any experience level, just be sure to indicate clearly what you expect your students to already know or have experience within your proposal

👀 Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Everything about software development 
  • Software testing - tools, good practices, experience from a philosophy point of view 
  • Hardware stuff 
  • Network programming and Security 
  • DevOps
  • Software Architecture 
  • Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep learning 
  • Data science 
  • Running a startup/software business 
  • And finally - Can you show something new and useful? Go ahead and send us your proposal! 


Take some time and give your application focus and purpose. We promise your efforts will not go unnoticed. Our full guidelines 👉 see here 👈.

And keep in mind:

  • All talks are in English;
  • We value original ideas applicable to real-world problems;
  • Be brief and go straight to the point of your proposal;
  • Take care of the formatting;
  • If your talk contains live coding, we would prefer if you could pre-record it; 

What if we like your proposal? 

There are some perks if you become a speaker: 

  • Travel to Sofia (if you are traveling from abroad) 
  • Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in the city center (3 nights) 
  • Professional photography and video recording of your talk 
  • Ticket for the conference. 

What are you waiting for? 😎 We can’t wait to see your ideas! Be quick and apply here before May 31. 😉

Have any questions? Please write us at or on our FB page/Twitter.