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Get your abstracts in for the best conference of 2014 !

We're just in the second half of the 2013 and now we're already talking about "The best conference of 2014"? 
Yep! And this conference will be held on Jun 22-26 in Seattle. So I am talking about ODTUG Kscope 14. What else could it be .... And the best conference needs the best preparation.  And as content is one of the main things that makes this conference awesome, we need our content lined up as soon as possible. And that's why the call for papers is open now and will be open until October 15 (no extension!). So you still have two months to come up with a subject you're passionate about. If there is something you want to share with the Kscope audience, this is your chance. As we need content for all attendees, from beginner to advanced and for every subject, I am pretty sure you can think of a few things that you can talk about! And this is also an excellent opportunity to dive into a subject and learn yourself: Just submit an abstract of something you want to know more about yourself! 

As the Content Lead for the APEX track, I've already selected a team of 12 knowledgable persons that will evaluate all abstracts after October 15 in order to construct the best APEX track ever!

O yeah, did I mention you get a free pass when you're abstract is selected? Makes it even more worthwhile!
See you in Seattle!

For registration, information, submit your abstracts and more, see http://kscope14.com/
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