PyCon 2007, to be held in Dallas at the same location as in 2006, is coming up and we need instructors to fill Tutorial Day on Feb 22. Last year we had tutorials for:
Python 102 Internet Programming with Python Getting Started with wxPython Text & Data Processing Plone Rapid Bootcamp Using Databases with Python A Game-Free Introduction to PyGame Getting Started with the Twisted Framework Agile Development and Testing in Python
Classes are half-day affairs (3-hours with a 15-min break) and net the instructor $500-$1500 (depending upon enrollment). One or two of those would easily cover your expenses for attending PyCon and then some. And since tutorials are held the day BEFORE the main conference, you won't miss any talks either.
Tutorials have more stringent requirements than talks, often providing class handouts and finely tuned presentations. For this reason we want the best.
And if you're short on topic ideas, or a potential student who would like a specific topic covered, check out our wiki page at
Instructors, email your (plain text) proposals, 250 to 1000 words long, to email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is _Nov 15_ with an acceptance decision by Nov 22. Your proposal should cover:
* Instructor name(s) * Contact Information * Summary of proposed presentation * Presentation outline * Intended audience (non-programmers, beginning programmers, advanced users, core Python developers, etc.) * (Recommended) At least one previous presentation/teaching engagement reference
So get cranking and let us see your best.
Jeff Rush PyCon 2007 Co-Chair