Talk Content and Length
Most technical talks at HTCondor Week are 20 minutes long, including time for questions. We try to keep talks on schedule, so aim for a 15-18 minute presentation. We keep the talks short so we can hear from more members of the community, and also to reduce the workload for our speakers.
HTCondor Week offers a diverse audience. It includes system administrators who manage HTCondor pools as well as end users who are just learning how to use HTCondor. Some people have computer science backgrounds, while others are scientists or managers.
If you are an end-user talking about how you use HTCondor, try to balance the description of your work with the description of how you use HTCondor. If you are a HTCondor system administrator, search for a balance between the nitty gritty details and the big picture of how you administer HTCondor.
But above all, don't worry too much about your talk. HTCondor Week attendees are a relaxed crowd that enjoys learning more about HTCondor and how people use it. The feel is more that of a user meeting than a typical conference. Don't feel that you must have formal results in order to present; we also like to hear talks such as what you hope to achieve, activities that have recently started, or areas where you think HTCondor could improve.
The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
How to submit an abstract