PyCon 2007 Call for Proposals -----------------------------
Want to share your expertise? PyCon 2007 is looking for proposals to fill the formal presentation tracks. PyCon 2007 will take place February 23-25 2007 in Addison, Texas,
Previous PyCon conferences have had a broad range of presentations, ranging from reports on academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. We hope to continue that tradition this year. As long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program.
For 2007, we're especially interested in tutorial 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?
Important Dates ===============
* Submission deadline: October 31, 2006 * Acceptance deadline: November 15, 2006 * Electronic copy deadline: February 15, 2007
PyCon Topics ============
Suitable topics for PyCon presentations include, but are not limited to:
* Core Python * Other implementations: IronPython, Jython, PyPy, and Stackless. * Python libraries and extensions * Databases * Documentation * Embedding and Extending Python * Game Programming * GUI Programming * Network Programming * Open Source Python projects * Packaging Issues * Programming Tools * Project Best Practices * Science and Math * Web Programming (Django, Zope, TurboGears, WSGI, ...)
Talk Format ===========
The preferred length for talks is 30 minutes. You can request a 45-minute slot, but proposals requiring 45 minutes will be reviewed more stringently and tutorial talks will be preferred for these longer slots.
Session lengths include time for audience questions. You should budget at least five minutes for questions; for example, a 30-minute talk will be 25 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of questions.
Submission Mechanics ====================
Use the PyCon Online Proposal Submission (http://us.pycon.org/apps07/proposals) to send us your proposals and ideas. Proposal submission will begin on September 15th.
If your proposal is accepted, you have the option of including a companion paper along with your presentation. The paper will be published on the PyCon web site.
Presentations and papers may be in text (plain or reST), HTML, or PDF; HTML or text are preferred.
We suggest, but do not require, that authors place their papers under a Creative Commons license. Please visit the CC 'Choose a License' page (http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses) to select a license that meets your requirements.
The HelpForSpeakers wiki page (http://us.pycon.org/TX2007/HelpForSpeakers) has suggestions and advice for speakers.
Other Presentations ===================
If you don't want to make a formal presentation, you can still bring your new project or idea to PyCon.
There will be several Lightning Talk sessions for talks no longer than five minutes.
There will also be Open Space for informal and spur-of-the-moment presentations. Open Space consists of thirty-minute blocks that are allocated during PyCon on a first-come first-served basis. These blocks can be used for presentations, round table discussions, hands-on tutorials, or anything else you wish to present.