[Numpy-discussion] EuroPython 2011: call for paper is ending - Please spread the word

Palla palla74@gmail....
Thu Mar 31 06:30:31 CDT 2011


Hi all,
I'm Francesco and I am writing on behalf of "Python Italia APS", a no-profit
association promoting EuroPython conference. (www.europython.eu)

Europython End of Call for Presentations is April 6th. I'd like to ask to
you to forward this mail to anyone that you feel may be interested.

We're looking for proposals on every aspects of Python: programming from
novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been
involved in introducing Python into your organisation.

**First-time speakers are especially welcome**; EuroPython is a community
conference and we are eager to hear about your experience. If you have
friends or colleagues who have something valuable to contribute, twist their
arms to tell us about it!


Presenting at EuroPython
------------------------
We will accept a broad range of presentations, from reports on academic and
commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As long as the
presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python community,
it will be considered for inclusion in the programme.

Can you show the conference-goers something new and useful? Can you show
attendees how to: use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package
an application? If so, consider submitting a talk.


Talks and hands-on trainings
----------------------------
There are two different kind of presentations that you can give as a speaker
at EuroPython:

 * **Regular talk**. These are standard "talk with slides", allocated in
slots of 45, 60 or 90 minutes, depending on your preference and scheduling
constraints. A Q&A session is held at the end of the talk.
 * **Hands-on training**. These are advanced training sessions for a smaller
audience (10-20 people), to dive into the subject with all details. These
sessions are 4-hours long, and audience will be strongly encouraged to bring
a laptop to experiment. They should be prepared with less slides and more
source code. If possible, trainers will also give a short "teaser talk" of
30 minutes the day before the training, to tease delegates into attending
the training.

In the talk submission form, we assume that you intend to give a regular
talk on the subject, but you will be asked if you are available for also
doing a hands-on training on the very same subject.

Speakers that will give a hands-on training are rewarded with a **free
entrance** to EuroPython to compensate for the longer preparation required,
and might also be eligible for a speaking fee (which we cannot confirm at
the moment).

Topics and goals
----------------
Specific topics for EuroPython presentations include, but are not limited
to:

- Core Python
- Other implementations: Jython, IronPython, PyPy, and Stackless
- Python libraries and extensions
- Python 3.x migration
- Databases
- Documentation
- GUI Programming
- Game Programming
- Network Programming
- Open Source Python projects
- Packaging Issues
- Programming Tools
- Project Best Practices
- Embedding and Extending
- Science and Math
- Web-based Systems

Presentation goals usually are some of the following:

- Introduce audience to a new topic they are unaware of
- Introduce audience to new developments on a well-known topic
- Show audience real-world usage scenarios for a specific topic (case study)
- Dig into advanced and relatively-unknown details on a topic
- Compare different options in the market on a topic


Community-based talk voting
---------------------------
This year, for the first time in EuroPython history, the talk voting process
is fully public. Every partecipant gains the right to vote for talks
submitted during the Call For Papers, as soon as they commit to their
presence at the conference by buying a ticket. See all the details in the
talk voting[1] page.

Contacts
--------
For any further question, feel free to contact the organizers at
info@pycon.it. Thank you!

[1]: http://ep2011.europython.eu/talk-voting


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