[pycon-za] Official call for speakers

Neil Muller drnlmuller at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 10:17:29 CEST 2012

On 21 August 2012 12:14, Neil Muller <drnlmuller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20 August 2012 15:59, Neil Muller <drnlmuller at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Since the website is now running, and we seem to have settled on a
>> final submission deadline, we need to send out a call for speakers
>> real soon now (tm).
>> I'd like to see that sent out no later than Wednesday.
>> We probably need a quick go-round on the actual text beforehand - I
>> expect we can lift a lot of the details from other pycon call for
>> speakers and just fill in a few pycon-za specific bits, so that should
>> not be too hard to do.
> Based of the PyCon Finland Call for proposals
> (http://mail.python.org/pipermail//conferences/2012-June/000370.html),
> which I think is a nice, compact version, I have currently:
>    PyCon ZA 2012 - Call for Speakers
>    PyCon ZA will take place October 4-5 in Cape Two, South Africa.
> There will be 2
>    days of talks, and we will also hold sprints on the 6 and 7th of October.
>    We are currently accepting proposals for talks. If you would like to give a
>    presentation, please submit you proposal at http://www.za.pycon.org/. The
>    deadline for proposals is the 15th of September. Accepted presenters will be
>    notified by no later than the 20th of September. The presentation
> slots will be
>    45 minutes + 10 minutes of discussion at the end. Shared sessions are also
>    possible. The language for the presentations should be English.
>    If you wish to coordinate a sprint on a specific topic, please
> contact team at
>    za dot pycon dot org with the details.
>    See you in PyCon ZA 2012!
>    --
>    On behalf of the PyconZA organising committee
> Anything editing suggestions?
> I don't want to make the final acceptance date too close to the actual
> conference - is the 20th September reasonable? We're going to have
> accept some talks as they're submitted rather than reviewing stuff
> after all the submissions are closed, otherwise we're going to run
> into serious timing issues.

So, other than the "Two" typo fix, and shorting the suggested slot to
"30 minutes + 10 minutes for questions", any further comments before
we start sending this out?

Neil Muller
drnlmuller at gmail.com

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