[Python-africa] PyCon ZA 2018 - Second Call for Speakers

Neil Muller drnlmuller+python at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 06:38:34 EDT 2018

This is a second call for talk proposals for PyCon ZA 2018. While
we've already received several great talk proposals, we still have a
number of open talk slots and are thus keen to see further talk

PyCon ZA 2018 will take place on the 11th & 12th of October at The
Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, in Boksburg North, Johannesburg,
South Africa (location link: https://goo.gl/maps/XMtwhJCKVt92 ). There
will also be tutorial sessions the day before the conference (the
10th) and we will hold sprints on the 13th & 14th 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: Web, Scientific-Computing/PyData, Testing and
Other (which includes all talks that don't fall under the mentioned
tracks). Talk submissions close io the 31st of August 2018, ad we hope
to inform speakers by the second week of September. If you need an
earlier decision for travel planning, please add a note with your
deadline to your submission.

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. The deadline for tutorial
submissions is the 27th of July 2018, and we'll inform people of our
decision in early August.

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.

Limited financial assistance for attendees is available. See
https://za.pycon.org/financial-aid/ for details on how to apply. Each
submission will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Neil Muller
On behalf of the PyCon ZA organising committee

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