Richard Jones' Log: PyCon Australia 2016 Call for Proposals!
PyCon Australia 2016 is pleased to announce that its Call for Proposals is now open! The conference this year will be held from Friday 12th August to Tuesday 16th August. Miniconfs and special events are held on Friday 12th. The main conference is held on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th. Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th are developer sprints.
- Proposal submission deadline: Sunday, 8th May
- Proposal acceptance: Sunday, 29th May
PyCon Australia attracts professional developers from all walks of life, including industry, government, and science, as well as enthusiast and student developers. Weíre looking for proposals for presentations and tutorials on any aspect of Python programming, at all skill levels from novice to advanced.
Presentation subjects may range from reports on open source, academic or commercial projects; or even tutorials and case studies. If a presentation is interesting and useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program. We're especially interested in short presentations that will teach conference-goers something new and useful. Can you show attendees how to use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an application?Special Events
Four special events will be held on Friday 12th August, as a prelude to the main conference. These special events are:
If your talk is targeted to a particular field, or requires a lot of prior knowledge, the special events might be a better fit than the main part of the conference.
We are running a combined call for proposals for all the special events and the main conference. In the submission form you can nominate which event(s) your proposal is targeting.First Time Speakers
We welcome first-time speakers; we are 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! Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel may be interested.Speaker Benefits
Speakers are eligible for discounted conference registration (early bird prices) that will be waived on request. If you, or your organisation, can afford to register at full price, such payments will go directly towards our financial assistance pool to help people who could not otherwise afford to attend the conference.
You will not be automatically registered as an attendee for the conference; you will need to register yourself and failure to do so may result in loss of your talk slot(s).Financial Assistance
PyCon Australia offers a generous financial assistance programme, so that some attendees and speakers have some -- or in rare cases, all -- of their expenses such as flight, hotel and admission provided to them from the conference budget.
PyCon Australia strongly encourages people to apply for financial assistance -- even if we canít cover all of your expenses, we will give you free or discounted admission based on need. The application process is simple, and straightforward. Itís also very liberal -- the only caveat is that accepted speakers are given priority so that we donít lose a good talk because of financial need. We also donít ban anyone from applying.