[Conferences] PyCon ZA 2019 - Call for Submissions

Neil Muller drnlmuller+python at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 05:13:58 EDT 2019

PyCon ZA 2019 will take place on the 10th & 11th of October at The
Wanders Club in Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa (location link:
https://www.thewanderersclub.co.za/contact/). There will also be
tutorial sessions the day before the conference (the 9th) and we will
hold sprints on the 12th & 13th 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 have a number of tracks
available, including: Data Science, Teaching and Learning with Python,
Web, Scientific Computing, Testing and Other (which includes all talks
that don't fall under the mentioned tracks). We hope to notify
accepted presenters by no later than the 31st of August 2019.

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.

PyCon ZA offers a mentorship program for inexperienced speakers. If
you would like assistance preparing your submission, email
team at za.pycon.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 will be held before the conference and are expected to
provided in-depth coverage of a topic. The number of attendees will be
also be limited. We are accepting proposals for either half-day (4
hours) or full-day (8 hours) tutorials. We hope to notify accepted
tutorial presenters by no later than the 26th of July 2018.

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 is no need to register a sprint or open space topic upfront, but
doing so allows us to advertise them during the conference.

PyCon ZA offers a limited financial assistance for attendees. If you
need assistance, please note that with your talk submission. Requests
for assistance will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Neil Muller
On behalf of the PyCon ZA organising committee

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