A Conference Centering Us
Welcome to the Computing Systems Technology Conference (CoSy Tech Con). CoSy (pronounced like "cozy") is a Systems Programming Conference open to developers from all walks of life, both professional and non-professional, who want to engage other like-minded individuals for an intimate and wonderful blend of content.
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The conference will take place Late Fall 2021. (Or just sometime around October, give or take a month, for those who are in the Southern Hemisphere!) We will provide an exact date later to ensure we can avoid the bulk of other similarly-themed conferences around this time. It will take place on or close to a weekend to allow for maximum participation from around the globe. We will make recordings available for the general public later on in some fashion, unless the speaker explicitly requests us not to.
The conference is going to be virtual! It will be streamed on the Shepherd's Oasis Twitch Channel and at the Shepherd's Oasis YouTube Channel, with live interaction on social media and at Hopin. Bring a microphone and maybe a web camera to talk with others, chat in the dedicated chatrooms, or just lounge, relax, and listen!
There are 2 keynote presentations planned that we will announce closer to the date. Talk slots for 30 minute to 1 hour will be available. Many fantastic folk are being checked out for keynote speaker positions (but if your outline is selected, you can be one too!)! Submissions for all talk positions will open up in late winter / early spring (around March 2021, give or take a month). If you have a special request, you can get in touch with us sooner. Keep an eye on the newsletter for reminders about submissions, registration, and more!
We're excited! 🎉
Providing a great conference experience has us eager to move things forward. We want a community that makes everyone, especially the most vulnerable, feel welcome. We do this by prioritizing the comfort of the least powerful and centering their voices and comfort with a firm Code of Conduct.
Notably, part of the requirements for Shepherd's Oasis events is public, openly-accessible transparency and accountability for everything that happens. We take both inclusive environment cultivation as well as abuse prevention and mitigation into account for our event structure and organizational work!
See you soon 💙
We'll share more information in the coming months.
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