[python-uk] [Fwd: ACCU Conference 2009 -- Call for Participation]

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Sat Sep 20 23:28:15 CEST 2008

Hello UK Python Programmers,

In recent years there has been a healthy Python track at the UK ACCU 
conference. Now that Python is mainstream (yay... I think) Python talks 
have moved into the main tracks at the ACCU. Unfortunately that meant 
not so many Python talks last year.

ACCU is a great UK programmers conference run by the community. If you 
gave a talk at PyCon UK, or have one waiting in the wings, then put it 
forward... It would be great to see the Python community well represented.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	ACCU Conference 2009 -- Call for Participation
Date: 	Sat, 26 Jul 2008 11:33:34 +0100
From: 	Giovanni Asproni <conference at accu.org>
Reply-To: 	conference at accu.org
To: 	conference at accu.org

Call for Participation - ACCU 2009
April 22-25, 2009. Barcelo Oxford Hotel, Oxford, UK
Submission deadline: 20th of October 2008
Highlight: Special track on patterns, please read on
Email proposals to: Giovanni Asproni, conference at accu.org

We would like to invite you to present a session at this leading
software development conference.

Leading a session is a highly rewarding experience: the lively and
highly engaged atmosphere of the event means that, even as a speaker,
you are likely to greatly enhance your understanding of the topic you
are exploring.

We have a long tradition of high quality sessions covering
many aspects of software development, from programming languages
(e.g., C, C++, Java, C#, Ruby, Groovy, Python, Erlang, Haskell, etc.),
and technologies (libraries, frameworks, databases, etc.) to subjects 
about the
wider development environment such  as development process, design,
analysis, patterns, project management, and softer aspects such as
team building, communication and leadership.

In particular, this year we are going to have a special track on
patterns--design, organizational, etc., as long as they are related
with software development. We are interested in experience reports,
techniques, lessons learned, etc.

Sessions may be either tutorial-based, presentations of case studies, or
take the form of interactive workshops. We are always open to novel
formats, so please contact us with your idea.
The standard length of a session is 90 minutes, with some
In order to allow less experienced speakers to speak at
the conference without the pressure of filling a full 90 minutes, we
reserve a number of shorter 45 minute sessions.
This year we are going to have also some lightning
talks, which are presentations of a maximum duration of 5 minutes
(more information about this format at

If you would like to run a session please let us know by emailing your
proposals to conference at accu.org by the 20th of October 2008 at the latest.
Please include the following to support your proposal:

* Title (a working title if necessary)
* Type (tutorial, workshop, case study, etc.)
* Duration (45/90 min)
* Speaker name(s)
* Speaker biography (max 150 words)
* Description (approx 250 words)

If you are interested in knowing more about the conference you may
like to consult the website for previous years' editions at
www.accu.org/conference for background information.

Speakers running one or more full 90 minute sessions receive a
special conference attendance package including free attendance, and
assistance with their travel and accommodation costs. Speakers filling
a 45 minute slot qualify for free conference attendance on the day of
their session.

The conference has always benefited from the strength of its
programme, making it the highlight of the year for many
attendees. Please help us make 2009 another successful event.

I'm looking forward to seeing you there,
Giovanni Asproni
ACCU 2009 Conference Chair


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