PyLadies, PyCon, and You
August 26, 2014 | Tag: » conferences, mentoring, pycon, speaking
This document is curated by PyLadies and shared with the entire Python community.
PyCon Talk Proposals and CFP
PyCon 2015 Important Dates
A list of important dates, including financial aid, can be found on the PyCon website.
- CFP Talks Close: September 15, 2014
- CFP Poster Close: November 1, 2014
- Financial aid application opens: September 1, 2014
- Financial aid application closes: January 1, 2015
Choose your own speaking adventure
PyCon offers many opportunities for speaking:
- Formal, traditional spaces:
- talks (30 minutes, a few 45 minute slots)
- tutorials (3 hours of interactive teaching)
- lightning talks (bitesized talks of 5 minutes each)
- posters (an opportunity to talk one on one with others)
- And the informal spaces:
- Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs)
- open spaces
- the ever popular hallway track
Whatever you choose, remember “your” Python experiences, whether beginner, advanced or somewhere in between, are valuable. Please consider sharing “your” voice with the community.
Official resources and links from PyCon
Need help brainstorming? PyLadies is hosting Google Hangout sessions! Checkout our event for more details!
- Speaker support of awesomeness
- Speak Up! Welcome and mission
- Speaking Resources from Speak Up!
- CR@P I’M SPEAKING AT [insert conference here]! How do I prepare?
- Pro tips for conference talks
- 25 minutes is a …
- Presentation tips: entertain, educate, practice
- PyCon 2014 Proposal Brainstorming Sessions (the video clips say it all)
- You would make an awesome speaker
Watching talks for inspiration
Past PyCon talks can be found at http://pyvideo.org.
Crafting a good talk proposal
- “What your conference proposal is missing”
- “Conference prompts or how to submit proposals and influence people”
- “What I learned from reading 429 conference proposals”
- “Example PyCon talk proposals”