How the JSDayES 2020 talks have been chosen!

The organization team of the JSDayEs is almost new this year.

The team is formed by 6 people, being four of them new in this edition (and the other two, coming from previous ones).

5 of us are developers, with JavaScript background and several years of experience.

We've received 105 talks, of which:

As our goal was to have very different kind of talks for this 2020 edition, we used different criteria to select them.

We used 5 types voting criteria:

In each column, we could vote 31 points at maximum, assigned to 5 talks with 3 points, 5 talks with 2 points and 6 talks with 1 point.

Only the random voting criteria gave us the liberty to vote on our own. The rest of the criterias forced us to distribute votes depending on known speakers, unknown speakers, with experience, without experience, between men and women, etc.

When we finished the votation, we chose the 4 most voted talks of each column and also those with the maximum number of total votes according to 5 voting criterias.

There were 21 talks because in case of a tie, we had to put all those with the same score.

We made a filter: talks with the same speaker, same topic, etc removing the talk with the lowest number of votes.

After all, we have 16 talks: 14 of them will be part of the schedule and 2 as backup. Only one speaker was also speaker in the past edition. Depending on received confirmations, we may need to use discarded talks.

The result of using this voting criteria is:

And from the organization we are aware of:

We are convinced that with the diversity of gender and topics, and the opportunity for new speakers, a good event will come out, but it will be the attendees who will judge if we made a good selection.