2012-05-24

PyCon DE 2012 - Registration Open

We are glad to announce that the registration for the second PyCon DE in Leipzig is open. You can now buy tickets at the early-bird rate until end of June before prices will go up. Don't miss the opportunity to come the larges meeting of the German-speaking Python community and secure your ticket now.

If you plan not only to come but also to contribute, you can submit a proposal for a talk or a tutorial. A wide variety of Python-related topics are welcome. More details in an earlier post.

The second PyCon DE will be in Leipzig from October 29 through November 3, 2012. One tutorial day, three days with talks and two days with a barcamp, code retreat  and sprints will provide different ways to communicate about Python. There will be social events to give everybody ample opportunity to network with like-minded Pythonistas.

2012-05-16

Apac PyCon 2012

Apac PyCon 2012 is here. Be sure to register for it at http://apac.pycon.org
 and come experience the wonderful talks from our keynotes and speakers at Singapore!


2012-05-11

PyGotham II

PyGotham II: "Mostly Python, some random, all awesome", will take place June 8th and 9th, 2012 on the Hornblower cruise ships moored at Pier 40 in Manhattan, NY. 


Our second year promises to be a blast, with quality tracks for all skill levels, after-conference sprints and parties, keynotes and Q & A panels, and some amazing sponsors. 


Join us this summer, learn, and have a a geeky-great time.

2012-05-09

PyCon DE 2012 - Call for Proposals for Talks and Tutorials

In Short
The second PyCon DE, October 29 - November 3, 2012 in Leipzig, Germany is inviting you to submit proposals for talks and tutorials.

Give a Talk
Talks should be, obviously, Python-related:

  • Python as a programming language (implementations, core development, Python 3)
  • Web applications with Python (frameworks, best practice, CMS)
  • Usage of Python in science, industry, finance, teaching, and system administration
  • Applications with Python (GUI, database, mobile, hardware control etc.)
  • Software development (testing, agile development, algorithms and datastructures, parallel programming, embedding etc.)
  • Tools (testing, deployment, IDEs, platforms such as GAE or EC2)
  • Python community (Open Source, marketing Python, community events etc.)
  • And more - If your topic does not fit in any of the above categories but it is Python-related, please don't hesitate to submit it.

Teach Something Interesting
Tutorials can be about any topic with (some) connection to Python you think people would find interesting enough to attend. A tutorial is a three-hour, hands-on, class-like unit. Instructors are expected to prepare handouts for the participants; either to be printed or distributed electronically as PDF. The participants will bring their laptops and will work along with the instructor for most of the tutorial. In general, tutorials should have short but useful exercises.

Not only German
The conference language will be German. However, talks and tutorials in English are also welcome. We only require German native speakers to stick to German.

Get Involved
Talks and tutorials are a very important part of a conference. Help to make this PyCon DE a great experience for everybody by submitting your proposal(s). We explicitly strive for a wide range of topics and presenter backgrounds. Therefore, super-advanced meta-programming topics and details of Python core development are as welcome as talks by Python novices about solving interesting problems with Python. You are not sure if your topic is appropriate? Just contact and ask us about it.


PyCon 2013 -- Get Ready!

Even though PyCon 2012 happened only a month and a half ago, it's never too early to start thinking about next year. In fact, the wheels are already in motion for planning PyCon 2013, which will be taking place in Santa Clara, CA for a second year. The dates to hold are Wednesday March 13-21, which include the tutorials through the sprints. The conference talks will begin Friday March 15 and run through the 17th. In the coming months we'll be announcing several intermediate dates, such as our Call for Proposals and the one you're all waiting for, the opening of ticket sales.

The Call for Proposals is only a few months away, so start brainstorming! You helped us break submission records last year with 376 talks, 88 tutorials, and 55 posters. All together, we were busy shaping 519 great proposals into the great 2012 conference schedule we had, and we expect to receive even more proposals for PyCon 2013. For a look at what made up the 2012 conference, pyvideo.org has nicely curated all available video here.

Oh, and we have a new theme for PyCon 2013: change the future. What are you doing to bring change to the Python world? Anyone rethinking big problems? Digging into Python 3? Let us know, or better yet, submit a talk about what you're doing once we start accepting proposals!

If you're interested in sponsoring PyCon, especially for launch day, please contact jnoller@python.org.

2012-05-02

PyCon Australia 2012's Call for Proposals closes this week!

This week marks your last opportunity to submit proposals to present at PyCon Australia 2012, the national conference for the Python programming community, to be held on August 18 and 19 in Hobart, Tasmania.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday May 4, 2012, and more information can be found at http://pycon-au.org/cfp

PyCon Australia is an excellent opportunity to share experience and knowledge with like-minded Python developers from all walks of life -- we attract professional developers from industry, government, science and education, along with enthusiast and student developers. Presentations can be targeted at all skill levels, on any topic related to Python programming.

If you're a first-time developer, don't be afraid to submit a presentation -- we're a community-driven conference, and we have a focus on building the next generation of Python programmers.

Don't know what to present about? PyCon Australia co-organiser, Christopher Neugebauer recently listed the results of PyCon Australia 2012's Call for Topics on his blog [1]; we'd love it if you used these suggestions to help shape your submission.

We can't wait to see your proposals.

[1] http://chris.neugebauer.id.au/2012/03/03/speak-at-pycon-australia-2012/

About PyCon Australia

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python Programming Community. The third PyCon Australia will be held on August 18 and 19, 2012 in Hobart, Tasmania, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast developers with a love for developing with Python. PyCon Australia informs the country’s Python developers with presentations, tutorials and panel sessions by experts and core developers of Python, as well as the libraries and frameworks that they rely on.

To find out more about PyCon Australia 2012, visit our website at http://pycon-au.org or e-mail us at contact@pycon-au.org.

PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia (www.linux.org.au) and acknowledges the support of our Gold sponsor, Google Australia (www.google.com.au); our Event partner, Secret Lab; and our Silver sponsors, the Python Software Foundation, Anchor Systems, Red Hat, ekit, and CSIRO.