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Seeking Program Chair Nominations for Cloud Foundry Summit 2021

Deadline for nominations is Friday April 16, 2021, at 11:59 PM PST.


It’s happening! The dates for Cloud Foundry Summit have been announced, the CFP is open and we are now seeking nominations for program chairs for each of the Summit tracks.


The worldwide Summit event will be held over two afternoons on July 21st and 22nd — starting each day at 1pm Eastern Daylight Time — with the goal of bringing together long-time contributors and developers with more recent community members in an interactive, educational atmosphere. The Track chairs will help curate a program that fosters collaboration among attendees and offers interactive platform education. Track chairs will help program content for the following:

  • “How To” Track: Developers guides for using Cloud Foundry with various languages/frameworks, demonstrations of new or advanced features of Cloud Foundry open source projects
  • “In the Wild” Track: Stories from out in the world of users, customers and systems integrators, including: talks from end users doing interesting things with Cloud Foundry, perspectives from the systems integrators and consultancies helping end users, unique customer stories from vendors
  • “Behind the Curtain” Track: Updates from Cloud Foundry project teams, road map reviews, feature proposal discussions and panels about the platform’s future


Responsibilities of Track chairs:

Each track will have two co-chairs who review the submissions to the CFP and select the content and flow best suited for their track and the community. The events team will manage all speaker logistics, communications, and publishing the schedule.



Each co-chair receives a conference pass to Cloud Foundry Summit. 



Here are a few questions that may come up as you consider nominating yourself or a peer. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered yet, please reach out in the #summit channel in Cloud Foundry Slack and tag @DebGiles.

  • What is the timeline for nominations?

Nominations open Tuesday, March 30 and will close on Friday, April 16. Voting will take place the following week and Track chairs will be announced on Monday, May 3, 2021.

  • What is the time commitment to be a Track chair?

Around 10-20 hours from May 24-28 for session reviews and schedule-building prior to Cloud Foundry Summit.

  • As a Track chair, can I submit a speaking proposal to other tracks or the track I’m chairing?

Yes. The proposals you submit to other tracks are treated the same way as any other submission. If you submit a proposal to a track you are chairing, the other co-chair will vote on your proposal.

  • How are the Track chairs selected?

Community members vote to elect co-chairs. The Foundation staff counts votes to select the final co-chairs for each track, keeping in mind employer diversity, co-chair willingness and making sure each individual is not a co-chair on more than one track.


Nominate today!

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Chris is the Technical Operations Manager at Cloud Foundry Foundation with a background in software engineering and project management.