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Submission Guidelines – YOW! Data

All submissions should assume that the audience has an understanding of the core concepts of Big Data, Data Science, and Data Intensive Applications. Many also will have at least basic experience with Machine Learning, and experience in using one or more of SQL, Python, Java, Scala, C#, F#, R, Q, Clojure, Kotlin, JavaScript, and their associated libraries.

Nothing upsets an audience more than a speaker on stage blatantly promoting their company, product, or achievements. Please keep the content of your talk on-topic and do not use this speaking opportunity as a sales pitch.

Unsuccessful submitters are entitled to purchase tickets to the conference at the Early Bird price.

Use the following table as a guide to completing your submission in the ConfEngine system:

Session TitlePlease keep the title of your presentation brief and specific.
AbstractExplain what the talk is about in plain English in 2 to 3 paragraphs. Your abstract should provide enough detail for the reviewers to understand and assess your proposal, and for potential audience members to determine what your talk is about.
Theme / Topic / CategoryThe category that best represents your talk:


  • Data Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning / AI
  • Visualisation / Explanation
LevelThe experience level of your target audience (YOW! typically is comprised of intermediate or advanced talks, rather than those at a novice level):


  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Session TypeThe type of presentation you are proposing:


  • Talk: a presentation of 30 minutes including introductions and questions.
  • Case Study: a short-form presentation of 30 minutes including introductions and questions, which shares a personal or organisational experience or story.
  • Demonstration: a short-form demo presentation of 30 minutes including introductions and questions.
DurationThe duration of your session:


  • 30 mins
Co-PresentersTalks from single presenters are strongly preferred. In exceptional circumstances the PC will consider talks with multiple presenters. Add details of any additional presenters here (they must have a ConfEngine account).
Target AudienceThe roles / audience that will get the most benefit from this talk.

The following sections are OPTIONAL and can be used to give the selection committee more information about your talk and your speaking experience.

Session PrerequisiteWhat attendees should know or do before attending or anything they need to bring to this session.
Does your talk assume knowledge of a particular data language or tool or specific background?
Outline / Structure Of Your SessionExplain how your presentation will be structured, what methodology and technology you will introduce, what examples you will use, etc.
Learning OutcomeList the learning objectives and outcomes for attendees (what will they learn or take away from the talk?)
SlidesPlease provide a link to a slide deck you may already have on this or a similar topic
VideoPlease provide a link to a video recording you may already have on this or a similar topic
LinksPlease provide a brief overview of your technical and speaking experience and links to previous presentations, videos, papers or accolades.


If applicable, also provide a description of any supporting material which you will provide before the conference and that we will distribute to all participants — this may be text in PDF format and/or code as a compressed file.

If there is any generally available material that attendees may use after the presentation to deepen their understanding of the presented topic, please list that material as well.

Session RequirementsDetail any additional requirements or logistics you may need from the organisers
LabelsList any keywords that will help the program committee and attendees categorise your presentation.

Thank you for your submission.

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(a ConfEngine account is required)

For more information or questions, please email [email protected].