[PyCon Tre Italy] CFP reminder - 5 days to deadline
Valentino Volonghi aka Dialtone
dialUAZ###UZ#$AAtone at gWARAmail.com
Mon Mar 9 19:54:11 CET 2009
The CFP deadline is approaching and is now only 5 days away, if you plan
to come and would like to give a speech don't wait any longer!
For the third year Florence will be hosting the italian edition of PyCon
starting from May 8th till May 10th.
Unfortunately this year we are a little late in publishing the english
version of our CFP. But here we are now.
As with last year's edition we will provide real time english-italian
and italian-english translation for the main track of the conference and
this year's special guest will be none other than Guido himself.
Registrations are already open at:
http://www.pycon.it/pycon3/registrazione/ where you'll be able to find
further information on tickets prices.
Conference information is available at our site http://www.pycon.it .
The most important deadlines besides those in this CFP are:
13th Apr, End of the Early Bird
4th May, End of Late registrations period.
Sponsorships packages are available at this url:
For sponsorship requests contact us at: sponsor at pycon.it
Here the CFP:
The conference is composed of three parallel tracks:
* the *Discovering Python* track will primarily focus on
introductory topics about Python libraries, frameworks and
* the *Spreading Python* track will focus both on advanced technical
topics and related matters like development methodologies,
real-world use cases and management techniques;
* the *Learning Python* track will feature a continuous interaction
between the speaker and the audience: the speaker will propose a
topic and introduce a possible solution, then the talk will
dynamically evolve, naturally following questions and notes from
Talks could focus on the following topics (the list is neither
exclusive nor exaustive):
* vast and/or distributed applications written in Python;
* scientific and computationally intensive applications;
* interaction with other languages/environments, RPC, services;
* web programming and web frameworks;
* desktop programming and GUI toolkits;
* Python as "scripting" language (system administration, COM, etc...);
* Python and databases;
* Python as an educational language;
Each talk will have one of the following duration: 45, 60 or 90
approximately, inclusive of the time for the audience to enter and
leave the room. Please specify which length best fit your contents:
some flexibility is available to arrive at the best overall
### Community voting
Differently from last year, this year the talks' selection process is
public: all those who will have bought a ticket no later than March 15
will be able to vote and select the best talk proposals. You can already
register at http://www.pycon.it/pycon3/assopy/ to obtain the right to
### How to submit a paper
Your talk proposal must be submitted online through Assopy, as soon as
it is enabled, by following some simple instructions at
### When, How, and What to submit
As a talk proposal, you should just send an abstract with a few text
paragraphs about the talk. The evaluation will be easier if you send a
Once your talk proposal is approved, you'll have to submit the talk
slides in PDF format, a few days before the conference opening day.
More specific instructions will be available soon.
### A note for non-Italian speakers
We warmly welcome and encourage the presence of non-Italian speakers
at PyCon Italia. Most talks will be in Italian, though.
As last year, we are planning to provide Italian-to-English realtime
translation for our guests. We are also like to provide, again,
English-to-Italian realtime translation for that part of the audience
which is not much familiar with English.
**Additional info:** for any questions, please contact us at
info at pycon.it .
### Important deadlines
- March 15th, 2009: Deadline for submitting the talk abstracts for
- March 29th, 2009: Acknowledge of the talk acceptance,
- March 30th, 2009: the talk schedule is published.
- May 1, 2009: Deadline for submitting the complete talk slides.
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