1st - 5th AUGUST 2014

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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  • Mini-Conferences
    August 1
  • Presentations
    August 2-3
  • Sprints
    August 4-5

Call for Proposals

Closes Friday 25 April

PyCon Australia 2014 is pleased to announce that its Call for Proposals is now open!

The conference this year will be held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August 2014 in Brisbane. We'll also be featuring a day of miniconfs on Friday 1 August.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday 25 April, 2014.

PyCon Australia attracts professional developers from all walks of life, including industry, government, and science, as well as enthusiast and student developers. We’re looking for proposals for presentations and tutorials on any aspect of Python programming, at all skill levels from novice to advanced.

Presentation subjects may range from reports on open source, academic or commercial projects; or even tutorials and case studies. If a presentation is interesting and useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program.

We're especially interested in short presentations that will teach conference-goers something new and useful. Can you show attendees how to use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an application?

Proposals about the Django web framework are very strongly encouraged, and will also be considered for inclusion in DjangoCon AU, to be held on Friday 1 August.

There will also be a Science and Data Analysis miniconf and an OpenStack miniconf held alongside DjangoCon AU. Proposals on either of these topics will be considered for inclusion in these miniconfs.

We welcome first-time speakers; we are a community conference and we are eager to hear about your experience. If you have friends or colleagues who have something valuable to contribute, twist their arms to tell us about it! Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel may be interested.

The most recent call for proposals information can always be found at: http://pycon-au.org/cfp

See you in Brisbane in August!

Important Dates

  1. Call for Proposals opens: 7 March, 2014
  2. Proposal submission deadline: 25 April, 2014
  3. Proposal acceptance: 31 May, 2014

Speaker Benefits

Speakers are eligible for free conference registration and a free seat at the conference dinner.

You will not be automatically registered; you will need to register yourself and failure to do so may result in loss of your talk slot(s).

Suggested Topics

Suitable topics for PyCon presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • Core Python, including Python 3 topics
  • Other implementations: PyPy, IronPython, Jython.
  • Web programming (Django, Pyramid, Flask, etc)
  • Python libraries and extensions
  • Business applications
  • Concurrency
  • Databases
  • Documentation
  • Education
  • Embedding and extending Python
  • Game programming
  • GUI programming
  • Network programming
  • Open source Python projects
  • Packaging issues
  • Programming tools
  • Project best practices
  • Science and maths
  • Social issues
  • System administration with Python
  • Testing

Talk Format

The preferred length for talks is 25-30 minutes. You can request a 45-minute extended slot, but proposals requiring 45 minutes will be reviewed more stringently. 45-minute slots are, as a rule of thumb, reserved for how-to talks rather than talks about things you made, saw, or did.

An Open Space room will also be available for follow-up sessions.

Session lengths include time for audience questions. You should budget at least five minutes for questions; for example, a 30-minute talk will be 25 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of questions.

Presentation Recording

Every session at PyCon Australia will have professionally-produced video recordings for release to our YouTube channel.

If you do not wish to have your talk recorded the please note this in your submission. Doing so will not influence the selection process in any way.

How to Submit

Use the PyCon Australia Online Proposal Submission system to send us your proposals. You must first create an account on the website (and be logged in) in order to submit a proposal.

The primary author should submit the proposal. Additional authors can be added to a proposal on request (they must have accounts too).

The proposal must include the following:

  • Talk title.
  • Duration/Type: choose 30 minutes for most presentations, 45 minutes for extended presentations or Tutorial.
  • Abstract:
    • Public abstract for website and programme.
    • Private notes for reviewers.
  • Target Audience: indicate the intended audience and difficulty level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced. Add more detail in the summary and/or description, such as specific experience required.
  • Project details: If applicable provide information about the project related to your proposal.
  • Further information about yourself
    • Biography to appear on the website and programme.
    • Your experience: This will only appear to reviewers.

Submit a proposal now!