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Notes on proposal selection

Now that the schedule has been drafted, here are some more notes on the proposals this year.

Thanks to the program committee, who wrote brief reviews of all the proposals:
  • Chair: Nicholas Bastin
  • Aahz
  • David Ascher
  • George Belotsky
  • Michael Bernstein
  • Brett Cannon
  • Kendall Clark
  • Catherine Devlin
  • Mary Gardiner
  • Grig Gheorghiu
  • David Goodger
  • Garry Hodgson
  • Peter Kropf
  • Ivan Krstić
  • Michelle Levesque
  • Duncan McGreggor
  • Anna Martelli Ravenscroft


104 proposals were submitted. The first estimate of the available time added up to about 50 talks, but the posted schedule has space for 69 talks. Despite this increase, a number of good talks still weren't accepted for various reasons; for example the proposal might have overlapped with another accepted talk, or we may have wanted to fit in more talks about a different application domain. If your proposal didn't get accepted, sorry; please consider giving a lightning talk or holding an open-space session.

Last year about 80 proposals were submitted. This year's number of 104 is roughly a 30% increase. Maybe this is because we did more publicity for the Call for Proposals, or maybe more people in the central US became aware of PyCon after last year's conference. I don't know if this means that the conference will also get a 30% increase in attendees; we'll see.

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