With some further ado, this week’s news.
First batch standard tickets
We proudly announce the first batch of regular tickets! These tickets for 120€ (inc. 20% VAT) include the conference and the impl days in Paris.
We allocated 40 tickets in this batch, available now here. Once this batch is sold out we will announce two more in the near future.
Speaking of the impl days, we would love to welcome you Monday, 28-th and Tuesday, 29-th at Mozillas Paris office.
Mozilla Paris has been hosting a Rust meetup since 2014. That group has over 750 registered members! It has taken place once a month since its creation. During this time, we had the luck to welcome some huge (french!) crate creators but also great international rustaceans.
Locals from academia and industry alike have shown interest in Rust. The Rust Paris Meetup itself was bootstrapped by local students. In addition, local companies such as Snips and Scality use Rust in production.
If you ever have the chance, don’t hesitate to come by and say hello while talking about Rust!
CfP process explained
The first step is to go to cfp.rustfest.eu and read the long section of text. If you agree with the process you should register an account and submit your talk or workshop.
The anonymous abstract
We designed our process to be as fair as possible. With that in mind we require all submissions to be anonymous. The reviewers will not accept talks signed with names.
If you are wondering “How can I submit a talk about my favorite crate if it is a famous one that is easily attributed to me?”, our answer comes in two parts:
Please remove obvious indicators of your identity. You can, for example, replace the crate’s name with just “CRATE” (along with a short summary of its purpose, which is good practice to include in any case). Accepted proposals will have the opportunity to revise their text before we post them to the website.
In some cases, making the identity of a crate 100% anonymous to all reviewers is not reasonable, e.g. because doing so would force the proposal text to be awkward or incoherent. We advise against going to such lengths. If some reviewer manages to infer your identity, then they will recuse themself from the review process; but such an inference will not be treated as a black mark against your proposal.
After the deadline on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 12:00am UTC the team will vote on the submissions in two anonymous rounds of voting: The first round rates each talk on a scale from 1 to 10. The top-N (~30) submissions are rated again on a 3-point scale (“meh”, “yay”, “MUST HAVE”).
After that we de-anonymise so we can (finally) bias against speaker details (e.g. to find a mix of seasoned and new speakers). We do want new speakers on the conference, so don’t fear losing out to “the pros” in the last minute.
Once the proposals are voted on, we will start to inform the proposers within a week. If you do not hear from us please check you spam folder first.
It is also possible that you talk would have been accepted but we could not fit it in yet. In that case we will inform you after two weeks.