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 Call for Proposals (CFP)

PyCon blog post about CFP

PyLadies CfP Brainstorm Workshops

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

  • 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)
    • sprints
    • 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.

Cultivated Resources

Need help brainstorming? PyLadies is hosting Google Hangout sessions! Checkout our event for more details!


Watching talks for inspiration

"You can be a speaker at PyCon" by Anna Ravenscroft (PyCon 2013)

Past PyCon talks can be found at

Crafting a good talk proposal

Encouraging talk submissions