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Showing posts with label schedule. Show all posts
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PyCon 2014 Schedule Now Available!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
PyCon 2014 has released the schedule of talks, tutorials, and posters for the April conference in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. The conference begins with two days of tutorials on Wednesday April 9 and 10, followed by three days of talks from Friday April 11 through 13, and ending with four days of sprints through April 17. The event will mark the first time the Python community's main conference travels outside of the US, following two sold-out events in 2012 and 2013 in Santa Clara, California.
The tutorial schedule this year came from yet another large pool of submissions, with proposals covering a broad range of subjects. The selections represent an effort to offer both a mix of subjects covering a wide scope of expertise. Once again there are offerings for beginners through experts, including a tutorial for those with no Python knowledge whatsoever. With a group of presenters including several full-time educators, experienced trainers, and community leaders, the $150 cost per four-hour tutorial is a steal.
With a talk schedule culled from 564 proposals, an increase of over 100 from 2013, the program committee spent a great deal of time making the 95 selections. The task of organizing them on the schedule was even harder than past years, once again making the choice of which talk to attend a tough one. Thankfully, videos of all talks will be made available. As with the tutorials, the talks feature an even more broad range of subjects, covering more than ever across the three days of presentations.
Keynote speakers for the April conference include co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, John Perry Barlow; open source developer and outreach leader, Jessica McKellar; and creator of the IPython project, Fernando Pérez. Returning to the keynote stage for another year is Python's creator, Guido van Rossum. Van Lindberg, chairman of the Python Software Foundation, will also deliver a keynote speech.
Registration has just passed 1200 tickets sold, and as the previous two years have sold out, the same is expected for 2014. Student tickets are again 50% off of their previous price, at $125 each. Individual and corporate tickets are priced at $350 and $600, respectively. See https://us.pycon.org/2014/registration/ to register today!
The conference is made possible by diamond level sponsors Google, Rackspace, and Heroku, as well as platinum sponsors Caktus, Facebook, New Relic, SurveyMonkey, Microsoft, Cars.com, Eventbrite, Hewlett Packard, and over 70 other organizations. Those interested in sponsoring PyCon should view the prospectus, and contact sponsorship chairman Jesse Noller at jnoller@python.org with any questions.

Sponsor Tutorial Schedule

Monday, January 28, 2013
As we announced on Friday, Sponsor Tutorials are a new event for PyCon 2013, and we’ve added them to the schedule on our site: https://us.pycon.org/2013/schedule/sponsor-tutorials/.

These workshops will run concurrently with our instructor-lead tutorials on March 13 and 14. The 90 minute sessions are lead by our sponsors and are being offered free of charge. They provide a great opportunity to learn something new from some of the coolest Python using companies around.

The new schedule includes detail on each of the tutorials and profiles for each other presenters, just like we do for our tutorials and talks. You can now see that Mitch Garnaat will be taking you through the process of setting up an AWS application, and Jason Carr will help you plug Selenium into your Jenkins or Travis environments.

Check out the full schedule for more detail from all of our awesome sponsors who are participating!

PyCon 2013 Schedule Now Available!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013
 The long awaited PyCon 2013 schedule is now available!



The tutorials had already been scheduled to allow for registration, but the talk schedule was the harder part to complete. We’ve now added another track, making for six of them, which raises the total talk count to 114 over the three days. It was a challenge to put all of the pieces together in logical groupings, to accommodate speaker availability, and to balance the 30 and 45 minute slot availability (a lot of people ask for 45, but as you can see, those are limited). Our Program Committee put in a lot of time and effort to make this happen, and the entire group of PyCon organizers thanks them.

The schedule includes one problem we’re really happy to have to have again: you’re going to have to choose wisely where you go because, as always, all of these talks are excellent. Thankfully we have a really good video crew, so you won’t actually miss anything. Just check out the video archive from PyCon 2012 to see for yourself.

The selections for this year came from two record pools of submissions. In 2012 we received 88 tutorial proposals, a record at the time, but the community shattered that with 129 for 2013. As for talks, this year we received 458 of them, an increase of 80 from last year’s record. When you put all of that together, we could be running several parallel versions of this conference, and they’d all be awesome.

Don’t forget to register for the conference! We’re 63 days away from kickoff, and we’re around 1,400 tickets sold of our capacity of 2,500.
 

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