How do people get talking slots at conferences with a subject “to be determined”? When I submitted my talk, I had to fill out an entire assortion of bios, contact info, and an abstract. What does their abstract say?

I am a l337 PHP h4x0r. Let me talk.

Who wouldn’t give him an hour?

Perhaps I’m just frustrated because it took me like 4 tries to finally get a talk accepted. I’m sure — like just about everything else in the world of business — it’s all politics.

1 Comment so far

  1. Matt on April 15th, 2008

    I suppose that if some legendary developer asked for a slot they would, or if, say, IBM requested to present, they’d probably be given a slot. Which I guess proves your point: it’s all politics, really.

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