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 2018 Important Dates
A list of important dates, including financial aid, can be found on the PyCon website.
- Tutorials CFP deadline: November 24, 2017
- Talk, Poster, and Education Summit CFP deadline: January 3, 2014
- CFP Poster Close: November 1, 2014
- Financial aid application opens: October 23, 2017
- Financial aid application closes: February 15, 2018.
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
- Topics and Advice
- Speaker Mentors are available! Indicate your interest on your Speaker Profile when you submit your proposal.
- PyCon links to Brandon Rhodes’s example proposals
- Speaker support of awesomeness, Julie Pagano
- CR@P I’M SPEAKING AT [insert conference here]! How do I prepare?, Lynn Root
- Pro tips for conference talks, Craig Kerstiens
- 25 minutes is a …, Ned Batchelder
- Presentation tips: entertain, educate, practice, Ned Batchelder
- You would make an awesome speaker, We Are All Awesome
- How to become a public speaker in 1 year, Catt Small
- Public Speaking for Nerds, Barbara Shaurette
Watching talks for inspiration
- “You can be a speaker at PyCon” by Anna Ravenscroft (PyCon 2013)
- “PyLadies Remote: Your First Conference Proposal” by Lacey Williams Henschel (PyLadies Remote 2016)
Past PyCon talks can be found at http://pyvideo.org.
Crafting a good talk proposal
- “What your conference proposal is missing”, Sarah Mei
- “Conference prompts or how to submit proposals and influence people”, Noel Rappin
- “What I learned from reading 429 conference proposals”, Noel Rappin