Skip to main content

Lightning Talk Proposals - Now Due October 15!

A new thing we're trying for PyCon 2014 is the pre-acceptance of some lightning talks. Lightning talks have been a staple of PyCon since the beginning, and if you're not familiar with them, they're 5 minute talks. We typically have two podiums setup, an emcee coordinating the session, someone with a 5 minute timer (really, it's strict!), and a big list of speakers who jump in, setup their laptop, give their quick talk, jump out, and another one jumps in. It's an awesome way to see a ton of topics shared in a short amount of time.

We're not removing the on-site signup that has been ubiquitous with lighting talks at PyCon and elsewhere, because plenty of great spontaneous ideas have been generated at dinner one night, and presented about the next day. Lighting talks have also been a great venue for followups to talks from the previous day.

They're also the perfect duration for a ton of other topics, including ones that our community is thinking about right now. So, for the first time, we're going to be pre-accepting a portion of the available lightning talk slots through the same process we use to judge the other types of proposals. They'll go through a few rounds of reviews and the best will be selected for our schedule. The remaining portion of the schedule will be filled on-site like in the past.

Just like posters, talks, and tutorials, you'll see the option to submit a proposal for a lightning talk at http://us.pycon.org/2014/dashboard/. If you haven't done so, you'll need to start by creating an account and filling out your speaker profile.

While the deadline for our 30 and 45 minute talks is September 15, lightning talk proposals are being accepted through October 15. Submit yours today!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PyCon 2019 Registration is Open!

It is that time of year! Registration for PyCon 2019 has launched and once again we are selling the first 800 tickets at a discounted rate.
How to register Once you have created an account on us.pycon.org, you can register via the registration tab on the conference website.
Registration costs The early bird pricing is $550 for corporate, $350 for individuals, and $100 for students. Once we sell the first 800 tickets, regular prices will go into effect. Regular pricing will be $700 for corporate, $400 for individuals, and $125 for students.
PyCon will take place May 1-9, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The core of the conference May 3-5, 2019 packs in three days worth of our community’s 95 best talks, amazing keynote speakers, and our famed lightning talks to close out each day, but it is much more than that.
It’s having over 3,000 people in one place to learn from and share with. It’s joining a conversation in the hallway with the creators of open source projects. It’s taking yourself from…

PyCon 2019 proposal submission deadline is fast approaching!

The busy holiday season is upon us and before you know it the new year will be here. January 3rd AoE is the deadline to submit proposals. We've added a draft feature to proposals so you can begin your proposal submission now and come back to make final edits before the January 3rd deadline.
Begin by creating an account on us.pycon.org/2019/dashboard.  Details on submitting a proposal can be found here. January 3, 2019: Deadline to submit a PyCon Talk proposal,Poster proposal,Education Summit proposal, andLas PyCon Charlas proposalFebruary 12, 2019: Deadline to submit applications for Financial aidMarch 3, 2019: Financial Assistance grants awardedMarch 30, 2019: Deadline to respond to offer of Financial AssistanceOur Early Bird tickets are going quickly. If you are hoping to purchase your Student, Individual, or Corporate ticket at our discounted rate, then your time is now — register as soon as you can!
We look forward to seeing you in Cleveland in May 2019!
   [Image…

Pycon 2019 Call for Proposals is Open!

The time is upon us again! PyCon 2019’s Call for Proposals has officially opened for talks, tutorials, posters, education summit presentations, as well as the hatchery program PyCon Charlas. PyCon is made by you, so we need you to share what you’re working on, how you’re working on it, what you’ve learned, what you’re learning, and so much more.

Please make note of important deadlines for submissions:
Tutorial proposals are due November 26, 2018.Talk, Charlas, Poster, and Education Summit proposals are due January 3, 2019.
Who should write a proposal? Everyone! If you’re reading this post, you should write a proposal. PyCon is about uniting and building the Python community, and we won’t advance as an open community if we’re not open with each other about what we’ve learned throughout our time in it. It isn’t about being the smartest one in the room, so we don’t just pick all of the expert talks. It’s about helping everyone move together. “A rising tide lifts all boats,” if you will.

We…