Speaking Proposal

GitHub Universe is two full days of how to build, collaborate, and deploy great software. We’ll be celebrating the GitHub community and ecosystem on October 1st & 2nd at Pier 70 in San Francisco.


Universe will feature 2 GitHub keynotes, 6 featured speakers, and 24 breakout sessions. The three breakout tracks will highlight technical deep-dives, case studies, and best practices from industry leaders, customers, partners, and the GitHub community.

  • Build: Deciding what to build is just as important as building itself. Universe will feature sessions on product management, user research, interface design, and project planning; hear from experts on everything that comes before you start to write code.
  • Collaborate: Creating great software goes beyond the code in your text-editor. Learn how engineering teams work together to overcome difficult technical challenges and efficiently ship software.
  • Deploy: Software isn’t finished once it’s in production. It’s just getting started. We’ll talk about the best ways to maintain quality, availability, and feedback—and make sure people are happy with your software.


Over 1,000 attendees are coming from all areas of the software development community. 70% of the audience will be from active engineering teams (developers, technical leads, and engineering managers), 20% that are focused on product development, and 10% executive leaders. It takes a team to build great software, and Universe is bringing together the full community to learn from each other.


Breakout sessions are 40-minutes inclusive of Q&A. We’re looking for talks that feature how great software is built, from case studies, best practices, and technical deep-dives.


We offer a $1,000 honorarium for speaking at Universe, which can also be donated to our scholarship program to provide support to individuals from underrepresented communities. If you’re considering speaking, please remember that we’re seeking a range of speakers from different backgrounds, communities, and experience.


If you’re interested in speaking at Universe, please first familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, and then complete the proposal form which includes a brief description of your proposal description (2-3 paragraphs is fine), proposal title, and speaker details. Talks are being accepted on a rolling basis.

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