nor(DEV):con 2019 Call For Speakers

nor(DEV):con, the Norfolk Developers Conference is back for 2019 and stronger than ever with new tracks and an updated format. nor(DEV):con is Norfolk and Norwich’s premier and most well attended conference for everyone involved in software development and business.

Sponsorship packages:

Call for Speakers

The call for speakers is open from now until Friday 28th of September 2018. To submit a proposal, please send an email to with the following:

  • Session Title
  • Session abstract
  • Session topics: Pre-conference workshop, Tech, Process. Workshop, People, Business, Lightning talk
  • Session length: 45 min presentation, 90 minute presentation, 90 minute hands on workshop, Full day hands on workshop, 5 minute Lightning talk
  • Technical level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Business
  • Speaker(s) Bio
  • Availability for Thursday 21st (full day workshops only), Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February.

Further information will be required if you proposal is accepted.

Conference Topics

Pre-Conference Full Day Workshops – We’re looking for three full day pre-conference hands on workshops. These should be on a software development or process theme and we’re looking for one beginner, one intermediate and one advanced workshop. Pre-conference workshops attract between 5 and 30 people.

Tech Track – We’re looking for 45 minute and 90 minute beginners, intermediate and advanced presentations primarily on coding, techniques and libraries. This year we’re particularly keen to include a few Blockchain sessions.

Process Track – Rather than just concentrating on Agile, this year we have a process track for any type of software development process. Yes, you can even propose a session on Waterfall if you’re feeling brave!

People Track – Software Development is more than just code and practices. It’s about people. And people are not logical entities that follow easily understood rules. We’re illogical, irrational, and tend to shy away from difficult subjects like mental illness, inequality, and bias. This track looks at the softer side of Software Development, at the people, how they interact, and how we can work with the whole gamut of humanity.

Workshop Track – We’re looking for 90 minute hands on workshops for up to 20 people. These can be on any of the topics above and delegates bring their own laptops.

Business Track – The business track is the track for everyone! We’re looking for business based sessions with a technical slant.

Lightning Talks – On the Friday evening during the wine reception, which will be in the main hall, we’ll also be opening the floor to lightning talks. A lightning talk is a 5 minute presentation and we encourage new speakers as well as experienced speakers to present.

Speakers Package

  • Free entry to the Friday and Saturday sessions at the conference
  • Free entry to the Friday night speakers dinner
  • Travel and accommodation at the discretion of the conference organise

Tickets on sale now!

nor(DEV):con is back! After taking a well earned break, the region’s biggest tech conference returns in February 2019 and promises to be even bigger than before!

The updated format will include new specialisms including a dedicated Process Track, to include other development processes (not just Agile), as well as the Stephen Fry Track which aims to focus on the holistic side of tech life. The Schools Day, designed to encourage young people into tech, is set to return as is the full day of workshops on the preceding Thursday. Conference favourites like the Business Track are looking to be even bigger than last time, and so is another delegate favourite – the Wine Reception!

Friday evenings’ Wine Reception will now be held in the main hall and we’re hoping a glass or two will encourage new speakers and old to present Lightning Talks as everyone networks ahead of the main event!

We are also looking forward to welcoming new sponsors as well as speakers in 2019, the first of which is IJYI, our Elite Sponsors. Suffolk-based firm IJYI are specialists in software solutions, consultancy and hosting and we’re chuffed to bits that they’re on board for nor(DEV):con.


  • TBC (Thursday): TBC
  • Liz Keogh (Friday – open): TBC
  • Kevlin Henney (Friday – close): TBC
  • Heydon Pickering (Saturday): TBC

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