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Talks, Tutorials, and Poster selections announced!

The wait is over: selections for PyCon 2014's talks, tutorials, and posters are now available! It took a lot of effort from a lot of people to review another record breaking year of submissions, but once again, the result is a stunning set of presentations.


Both the tutorial list and schedule are now available, with tutorial registration expected to be available later this week (we'll post/tweet when it's up). The 36 slots available on the schedule were filled from 71 proposals, making up yet another set of courses to get beginners started, and to help each type of Python user level up their skill set. The tutorials take place Wednesday April 9 through 10, and the schedule is comprised of morning and afternoon sessions over those two days. Each tutorial costs $150 and gets you three-hours of teaching and includes a 20 minute snack break.

The list of accepted posters is also available. Taking place on Sunday April 13, the poster session is a great event for both presenters and attendees in a more personal setting. Focused around a poster board, the speaker stands by to share their presentation, and conversation and focus is driven by the attendees who flow around the room. See an interesting graph as you're walking by? Ask what it's about, and that becomes the next few minutes of focus. It's a really fun event and we're happy to have it on the schedule for another year!

The talks, talking place Friday April 11 through 13, took a dedicated team of reviewers several rounds and hours per week of debate to assess the 564 proposals. "The committee spent months going over each one, and it was extraordinarily difficult to choose just 95 from such an excellent pool," said Program Committee co-chair Luke Sneeringer. In the coming weeks, these 95 selections will be arranged into schedule form, yet another tough task for Luke and co-chair Alex Gaynor. As with past years, making the decision of which talk to choose out of the five concurrent presentations won't be easy, but we'll once again be recording all of the talks for you to view afterwards.

If your proposal(s) weren't selected, we hope you'll consider sharing your work with the many other Python conferences within our community, and our strong group of local user groups around the world. We hope to see expansion in the regional conferences like PyOhio and PyTexas, and are happy to see the first PyTennessee starting up in February.


Early Bird Rates


As of this writing, there are 45 early bird tickets remaining! Our first 800 tickets have been offered at discounted rates of up to 25%, so try to snag one of the last few before registration rates return to their normal amounts. We've kept all registration rates the same since...well, I don't actually know, but at least since I've been going in 2008, so probably before then.

Financial Aid

While we strive to keep PyCon as affordable as possible by not increasing our registration rates and working deals with hotels in the area, it's still a flight and a few days away from home and work for a majority of our attendees. If financial assistance would make a trip to PyCon a possibility for you, we encourage you to apply for our our financial aid program at https://us.pycon.org/2014/assistance/. Applications are due by January 1, so please apply as soon as possible. We try to help as many people as we can, and hope we can make your trip happen.

Comments

Ron said…
Any possibility the talks will be free at some later date?
N1YWB said…
I'm pretty disappointed to hear there will be no Cython talk. I was really looking forward to it. Cython has been one of my favorite go-to tools for speeding up Python for many years now. I strongly encourage you to reconsider.
Brian Curtin said…
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Any possibility the talks will be free at some later date?
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They will be recorded and available online shortly after the conference at http://pyvideo.org/

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