EuroPython 2016 Calls for Proposals

Lena Hagen

Marketing, PR and Social Media Manager

Organizers of the biggest 2016 European Python event announced a call for proposals and early bird tickets sale.

EuroPython 2016 blog informs:

'We’re looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organization. EuroPython is a community conference and we are eager to hear about your experience.'

Formats of Contribution

There are different kinds of contributions that you can present at EuroPython:

Regular Talk / approx. 150 slots: standard “talks with slides”, allocated in slots of 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on your preference and scheduling constraints. A Q&A session is held at the end of the talk and included in the time slot.

Trainings / 20 slots: deep-dive into a subject with all details. These sessions are 2.5 - 3.5 hours long. The training attendees will be encouraged to bring a laptop. They should be prepared with less slides and more source code.

Panels / NEW in 2016: group of three to six experts plus a moderator discussing a matter in depth, an intensive exchange of (maybe opposite) opinions. A panel may be 60-90 minutes long.

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Interactive / NEW in 2016: completely open 60-minute format. There are only two rules: it must be interactive, real-time human-to-human-interaction and of course compliant with the EuroPython Code of Conduct.

Posters / approx. 30 slots: graphical way to describe a project or a technology, printed in large formats; posters are exhibited at the conference, can be read at any time by participants, and can be discussed face to face with their authors during the poster session.

Helpdesk / 10 slots: a great way to share your experience on a technology, by offering to help people answering their questions and solving their practical problems. You can run a helpdesk by yourself or with colleagues and friends. Each helpdesk will be open for 3 hours in total, 1.5 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the afternoon. People looking for help will sign up for a 30 minute slot and talk to you.

Tracks

You may suggest your submission for a track. Tracks are groups of talks, covering the same domain (e.g. Django), all in the same room in a row. You may choose one of these specialized tracks:

Business Track (running a business, being a freelancer)
Django Track
Educational Track
Hardware/IoT Track
Science Track
Web Track

Suggested Topics and Goals

Suggested topics for EuroPython presentations include, but are not limited to:

Core Python
Alternative Python implementations: e.g. Jython, IronPython, PyPy, and Stackless
Python libraries and extensions
Python 2 to 3 migration
Databases
Documentation
GUI Programming
Game Programming
Hardware (Sensors, RaspberryPi, Gadgets,…)
Network Programming
Open Source Python projects
Packaging
Programming Tools
Project Best Practices
Embedding and Extending
Education, Science and Math
Web-based Systems
Use Cases
Failures and Mistakes

Attendees who have bought a ticket in time for the Talk Voting period gain the right to vote for talks submitted during the Call For Proposals.

Early Bird Tickets

Early bird EuroPython ticket sale limited to 300 tickets will start on Tuesday, 23.02.2016, 09:00 CET. Set your alarms to make sure you can secure your ticket!

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Place, Time & Other Details

EuroPython 2016 Conference will take place in beautiful Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain on July, 17-24, 2016.

Talks and training at the conference should, in general, be held in English.

Want to join the event? Submit your proposal as soon as possible! Submissions will be open until Sunday, March 6, 23:59:59 CET here.

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