EuroPython 2014 Call for Proposals open until 9.2.2014
Submit your talk, training or poster proposal for the largest Python event in Europe
January 10th, 2014: Call for proposals (talks, trainings, posters).
January 31th, 2014: Registration opens (early-bird rates are quantity-based).
February 9th, 2014: Talk and training proposals due.
March 30th, 2014: Conference schedule announced.
April 12th, 2014: Poster proposals due.
April 24th, 2014: Posters announced.
About EuroPython 2014
The 2014 conference will run from July 21, 2014 to July 27, 2014, at the Berlin Congress Center (BCC) in Germany. The main conference runs from Monday July 21st through Friday July 25th, and is followed by two days of sprints.
July 21, 2014: Keynotes, Lightning talks
July 22 – 25, 2014: Talks, Trainings, Lightning talks
July 25, 2014: Posters
July 26 – 27, 2014: Sprints
Submit a Proposal!
Note: To submit a proposal, you need to sign up in the conference site first. A proposal submission is not a conference registration, you will need to additionally register for the conference. Submit a proposal
Who Should Submit a Proposal?
You. Your friends. Your friends' friends. Anyone with any level of Python knowledge is a candidate for a good topic at this conference. As we get attendees of all kinds, we need speakers of all kinds. In all ways and manners, we try to assemble the most diverse conference we can, and we do that with your help.
Whether you got started with Python last month or you've been around for 20 years, we think you've got something to share. The Python community is stronger than ever and we're still reaching new areas, new industries, and new users. Be a part of the growing Python community and help shape its future. You don't need to be a well traveled professional speaker to get on stage at EuroPython. What matters is the topics, the materials, and the drive to present things to this community. Every year we get first timers and we welcome them and work with them to make everyone feel at home. We also engage our advanced speakers to work with everyone else to share their wisdom and help put together the best show possible.
What Kind of Sessions can I Give?
These are the traditional talk sessions given during the main conference days, Tuesday through Friday. They're mostly 30 minutes long, but we offer a limited number of longer slots. We organize the schedule into up to five "tracks", grouping talks by topic and having them in the same room for consecutive sessions. One track will be in German (PyCon DE).
As for the topic, that's up to you. We want something for everyone. We want the hot topics or tools in the community right now or for the future. Also overview and own experience talks that help others to orient themselves. Where is Python going, what’s useful, what’s lacking? You tell us.
If you think you have a topic but aren't sure how to propose it, please ask a colleague or a friend who already did or contact our program committee and we'll work with you. We'd love to help you come up with a proposal.
To select the talks that we accept for the conference, we will have a group of reviewers which study and compare the proposals, and select the ones that we would like to see at the conference. If your talk is not selected (if we run out of slots), you could still propose to present your topic in a poster.
Trainings are an effective way to learn something new or deepen knowledge on a particular topic. We are looking for trainings that can grow this community at any level. We aim for trainings that help how to master particular tools, methods, frameworks and processes with Python, preferably in a hands-on style. There are 3-hour training sessions presented from Tuesday through Friday, in parallel to the talks. We schedule at least two training sessions on each day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
Attention full-time trainers! Please bring your course work to EuroPython. Every year we get several educators to bring their show on the road, so show us what you have on the syllabus for 2014 and beyond!
As trainings are longer than talks and are in an interactive classroom-like setting, they require much more preparation. Due to the amount of work involved, training instructors get free conference entrance and are prioritized when it comes to financial aid.
Want to give a talk, but do not have enough material for a full talk? Have a shout-out for an open source project or tool? Something about your latest crazy or funny (or both) project? Want to share a community story (everyone loves stories!)? Preach the must-know fundamentals of virtualenv, PyPI, import this, etc? Then lightning talks are for you! These talks are, at max, 5 minute talks done in quick succession in the main hall. No need to fill the whole slot, though! Lightning talks are low stress, tons of fun, and are rumoured to have originated at one of the very first Python conferences years ago. You can register your lightning talk at the conference venue in Berlin near the registration desk. There is no prior proposal or review process for lightning talks.
Instead of giving a talk, you might want to present your subject on an A0 format poster. On Friday morning, there will be no scheduled talks, but instead people will walk through the poster area and get directly into contact with you.
As with the other proposal types, we're really looking to you to talk about what's going on in this community and tell everyone where it's going. If you're doing something awesome, please share it.
PyCon Poster FAQ
Conference Registration and Travel
EuroPython is entirely volunteer-organized and run, and works hard to keep costs as low as possible. That said, we do appreciate those who share their knowledge at the conference: Speakers with accepted proposals will receive a 25% reduction of their registration fee; trainers get free entrance to the conference (one trainer per training if there are multiple presenters).
If early bird pricing and travel would still be a burden, EuroPython also has a financial aid program to help those who can’t afford to attend EuroPython. Speakers and trainers will be prioritized in the financial aid program. For more details, please follow announcements on the EuroPython 2014 web page.
Python Software Verband e.V.
Python is an interpreted high-level language. In the TIOBE index Python has featured among the top 10 of favorite programming languages for years. Python is ideal for development. It is a lean language that is easy to learn for both developers and users. The language was created in the late 1980s by Guido van Rossum. Today, the language is developed by a large open source community and backed by the Python Software Foundation (PSF), which owns the copyright to Python.
About the Python Software Verband e.V.
The Python Software Verband e.V. represents the interests of the German-speaking Python community. It is a German non-profit organization that focuses on promoting the Python programming language and supports activities of different Python interests groups. Its members are involved in a wide range of Python activities including Python core development and many Open Source projects.
About the EuroPython Society
The EuroPython Society (EPS) is a Swedish non-profit organization which holds the rights to the EuroPython conference series. It coordinates with local organizers to run EuroPython conferences. The EPS was formed in 2004 with the mission to turn EuroPython into a successful Python conference series for the years to come.
About the Python Users Berlin
Founded in 2002, Python Users Berlin holds monthly meetings for presentations and talks about all facets of the Python programming language. Python Users Berlin currently has around 330 members.
About the Django User Group Berlin
The Django User Group Berlin was founded in 2009. Its approximately 130 members meet monthly for talks related to the Python web framework Django.
About the PyLadies Berlin
PyLadies is an international movement that motivates and supports women to engage with and take an active role within the Python community as developers. PyLadies Berlin has around 100 members.
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