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CFP closed

The CFP closed on Mar 16, 2020 at 05:45am PDT

Thank you for all submitted proposals!

CFP Stats

10 proposals

Call for Proposals – The Details

This document applies to Oxidize 103 CFP. The proposals will be reviewed by our organizing team.

We are inviting the Rust community to submit talks for our conference! This Call for Proposals will close on March 16th, 2020. Our CFP process is based on the process used at JSConf EU, eurucamp and RustFest, but highly accelerated.

Oxidize 103 wants to present the full gamut of the Rust scene, with an embedded focus, with a focus on real world and production use-cases. We welcome both hobbyists and professional developers to submit their proposals. Both beginner and experienced speakers are expressively welcome!

Topics for Oxidize

Oxidize is an event focused on Rust embedded devices and microcontrollers. We are both looking for outlook talks and actual implementations. Be aware that not all attendees might use Rust, yet. Oxidize 103 wants to showcase use of embedded Rust, from industrial use to hobbyist playthings.

Topics covering broader embedded topics are welcome. Given the short nature of the event, technical aspects of Rust or specific Rust community topics are preferred, though.

Open slots and chances of acceptance

Oxidize 103 has 10 talks, 10 minutes each.

All slots are open and will be filled through the CFP. Only the keynote speakers are invited.

We Do Help

There are about a million reasons why you don’t consider yourself a speaker. We are here to prove you wrong. We are your conference, regardless of whether this is your first time on stage or you are an experienced speaker. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us:

  • We are happy to brainstorm your interests to see if a great topic is hiding.
  • We are happy to connect you with mentors early on to help prepare your submission, or you can refer to the Example Submission section below for tips.
  • We are happy to review and advise on how to produce a slide deck.
  • If you need practice giving talks, get in touch, we can hook you up with local groups or set up a stage for you and a bunch of friends in advance, so you can practice in front of a friendly crowd.
  • Again, whatever else you might need, we’re here to help.

Get in touch: oxidize@ferrous-systems.com (just don’t use this to submit a proposal).


Oxidize cares about accessibility a lot. Please see the zoom documentation about their tools accessibility.

The Selection Process

Here is how we select speakers:

  • Anonymise submissions, so we don’t bias against anything related to the submitter.
  • Two rounds of voting:
    • The first round rates each talk on a scale from 1 to 5.
    • The top-N (~30) submissions are selected into the second round
    • De-anonymise so we can (finally) bias against speaker details (e.g. to find a mix of seasoned and new speakers). We do want new speakers on the conference, so don't fear losing out to "the pros" in the last minute.

We expect more submissions than speaking slots. The process helps us to select the right ones.


Submit your proposal by March 16th, 2020. No excuses.

All talks are in English. If English is not our first (or even second) language that is totally okay, our attendees understand and are supportive.

Talks are usually 10 minutes long Sharp, no Q&A. You may be allocated to a group to discuss after the talk.

These are lightning talks Pitch us the talk, keep it short.

Make sure you care and make sure we see you care. Typos, sloppy formatting and all-lowercase submissions make our reading of your proposal tedious. These things will definitely count against your proposal. Mistakes are fine, but we do recommend running a spellchecker.

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time” — Blaise Pascal

With Oxidize 103, we want to push the community forward. Therefore, it's important to submit forward-thinking topics. They don't necessarily need to be fully original, but make sure to care for current relevance. If you want to discuss a topic that you have talked about a while ago, try to add a twist, or new research, or development, something unique. Of course, if your talk is plain awesome as-is, go for that :)


All talks may be recorded, transcribed and published on the internet for free, along with a recording of the slide deck, live-demo or other on-presenter-screen activity.

We do this for the benefit of the larger Rust community and those who can’t make it to the conference. We hope you want to help out, but if you are uncomfortable in any way, let us know and we will work things out.

Finally, since you retain full ownership of your slides and recording, we’d like to ask you to make your materials and recording available under a creative commons or other open source license.