PyConZA 2016 will take place 6th & 7th October at The River Club, in Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa. There will be two days of talks, and we will hold sprints on the 8th & 9th of October.
We are currently accepting proposals for talks. If you would like to give a presentation, please register at https://za.pycon.org/ and submit your proposal, following the instructions at https://za.pycon.org/talks/submit-talk . We hope to notify accepted presenters by no later than the 9th of September 2016.
The presentation slots will be 30 minutes long, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion at the end. Shared sessions are also possible. The presentations will be in English.
PyConZA offers a mentorship program for inexperienced speakers. If you would like assistance preparing your submission, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a rough draft of your talk proposal and we'll find a suitable experienced speaker to act as a mentor.
In addition to talks, we are also looking for proposals for tutorials, demos, sprints and open spaces.
Tutorials are intended to be more in-depth introductions to a topic with a limited number of attendees. Tutorial sessions can be up to 90 minutes long.
Demos are cool things for attendees to see and interact with.
Open spaces are open discussion forums where communities with a common interest gather to present views, ask questions and meet people interested in the topic.
Sprints are coding efforts and hack days that happen after the conference.
There's no need to register a sprint or open space topic upfront, but doing so allows us to advertise them during the conference.