EuroPython 2015: Call for Proposals

M.-A. Lemburg mal at
Tue Mar 17 21:35:56 CET 2015

We’re looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming
from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how
you have been involved in introducing Python into your
organization. EuroPython is a community conference and we are eager to
hear about your experience.

Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel
may be interested.

                        Submit your proposal !

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Submissions will be open from Monday, March 16, until Tuesday, April 14.

Presenting at EuroPython

We will accept a broad range of presentations, from reports on
academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As
long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the
Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the

Can you show something new and useful? Can you show the attendees how
to: use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an
application? If so, please consider submitting a talk.

First-time speakers are especially welcome.

There are four different kinds of contributions that you can present
at EuroPython:

 * Regular talk / 170 slots.

    These are standard “talks with slides”, allocated in slots of
        30 minutes (80 slots)
        45 minutes (85 slots)
        60 minutes (5 slots)

    depending on your preference and scheduling constraints. A Q&A
    session is held at the end of the talk and included in the time

 * Hands-on training / 20 slots.

    These are advanced training sessions to dive into the subject with
    all details. These sessions are 2.5 - 3 hours long. The training
    attendees will be encouraged to bring a laptop. They should be
    prepared with less slides and more source code. Room capacity for
    the two trainings rooms is 70 and 180 seats.

 * Posters / 25 slots

    Posters are a graphical way to describe a project or a technology,
    printed in large formats; posters are exhibited at the conference,
    can be read at any time by participants, and can be discussed face
    to face with their authors during the poster session.

 * Helpdesk / 5 slots

    Helpdesks are a great way to share your experience on a
    technology, by offering to help people answering their questions
    and solving their practical problems. You can run a helpdesk by
    yourself or with colleagues and friends. People looking for help
    will sign up for a 30 minute slot, get there and talk to
    you. There is no specific preparation needed; you just need to be
    proficient in the technology you run the helpdesk for.

Discounts for speakers and trainers

Since EuroPython is a not-for-profit community conference, it is not
possible to pay out rewards for talks or trainings. Speakers of
regular talks will instead have a special 25% discount on the
conference ticket, trainings get a 100% discount to compensate for the
longer preparation time. Please note that we can not give discounts to
submitters of posters or helpdesk proposals.

Topics and Goals

Suggested topics for EuroPython presentations include, but are not
limited to:

 * Core Python

 * Alternative Python implementations: e.g. Jython, IronPython, PyPy,
   and Stackless

 * Python libraries and extensions

 * Python 2 to 3 migration

 * Databases

 * Documentation

 * GUI Programming

 * Game Programming

 * Network Programming

 * Open Source Python projects

 * Packaging Issues

 * Programming Tools

 * Project Best Practices

 * Embedding and Extending

 * Education, Science and Math

 * Web-based Systems

Presentation goals are usually some of the following:

 * Introduce the audience to a new topic

 * Introduce the audience to new developments on a well-known topic

 * Show the audience real-world usage scenarios for a specific topic
   (case study)

 * Dig into advanced and relatively-unknown details on a topic

 * Compare different solutions available on the market for a topic

Language for Talks & Trainings

Talks and training should, in general, be held in English.

However, since EuroPython is hosted in Bilbao and EuroPython has
traditionally always been very open to the local Python communities,
we are also accepting a number of talks and trainings in Spanish and

The talk submission form lets you choose the language you want to give
the talk in.

If you speak Basque/Spanish and don’t feel comfortable speaking
English, please submit the talk title and abstract directly in
Spanish/Basque. If you are able to give the talk in multiple
languages, please submit one proposals for the talk in each language,
with title and description adjusted accordingly.

Inappropriate Language and Imagery

Please consider that EuroPython is a conference with an audience from
a broad geographical area which spans countries and regions with
vastly different cultures. What might be considered a “funny,
inoffensive joke” in a region might be really offensive (if not even
unlawful) in another. If you want to add humor, references and images
to your talk, avoid any choice that might be offensive to a group
which is different from yours, and pay attention to our EuroPython
Code of Conduct.

Community Based Talk Voting

Attendees who have bought a ticket in time for the Talk Voting period
gain the right to vote for talks submitted during the Call For

The Program WG will also set aside a number of slots which they will
then select based on other criteria to e.g. increase diversity or give
a chance to less mainstream topics.

Release agreement for submissions

All submissions will be made public during the community talk voting,
to allow all registrants to discuss the proposals. After finalizing
the schedule, talks that are not accepted will be removed from the
public website. Accepted submissions will stay online for the
foreseeable future.

We also ask all speakers to:

 * accept the video recording of their presentation

 * upload their talk materials to the EuroPython website

 * accept the EuroPython Speaker Release Agreement which allows the
   EPS to make the talk recordings and uploaded materials available
   under a CC BY-NC-SA license

Talk slides will be made available on the EuroPython web site. Talk
video recordings will be uploaded to the EuroPython YouTube channel
and archived on

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EuroPython 2015 Team

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