[Inpycon] Inpycon Digest, Vol 40, Issue 10

Ashwin Ravichandran ashwin107 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 06:45:48 CEST 2012

Can't we have a speed round for those students? We can ask them to submit
applications and we can choose the best 5/6 and ask them to give to a talk
towards the end of the day as it will be of a lighter intensity compared to
veteran speakers!

Thanks a ton,
Ashwin :)

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Abhaya Agarwal <abhaya.agarwal at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> Yes, we should be very strict about screening process next year. We
>> should make the first timers present their talk at a local usergroup
>> meeting if they are first time speakers.
> One thing I found heartening is college students giving talks in PyCon. I
> think it is wonderful, both for them as well as the Python community.

+1, that is really good.

> However, it is also true that some of those talks are quite weak and not
> suitable for a paid conference.
> The solution can be to create a separate student (or beginner) track with
> smaller talk durations. These talks can be 15 minute slots. This retains
> the space for novice participation but also makes a clear distinction for
> those attending. Student tracks are a common feature in many top technical
> conferences.
> Just a thought.
> Regards,
> Abhaya
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