Call for Tutorials

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Enjoy teaching classes or tutorials? PyCon 2006 is looking for proposals for a pre-conference tutorials day. PyCon 2006 will be held February 24-26 in Addison, Texas (near Dallas). Tutorials will be held on February 23, at the same location.

Tutorial sessions will be a half day (3 hours, with a 15-minute break); presenters may request two sessions in order to make up a full day. Tutorials may be on any topic, but obviously should be instructional in nature. Providing take-home materials for attendees is encouraged, and tutorial presenters will receive $50 per student registered for theirsession (with a minimum payment of $500, and a maximum of $1500).

Extra consideration will be given to presenters with prior experience teaching classes or giving conference tutorials. Please provide one reference or evidence of such prior experience (sessions taught at OSCON, EuroPython, local user groups, etc.).

PyCon attendees will register for tutorials. We reserve the right to cancel tutorials with low attendance; presenters will not be paid for cancelled tutorials.

Example tutorial topics can be found at:

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: November 15, 2005
  • Acceptance deadline: November 22, 2005
  • Cancellation date: January 15, 2006 (for inadequate attendance)

Submission Format

Proposals should be 250 to 1000 words long (i.e., one to four pages in manuscript format), containing the following information:

  • Author name(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Summary of proposed presentation
  • Presentation outline
  • Intended audience (non-programmers, beginning programmers, advanced users, CPython developers, etc.)
  • (Recommended) At least one previous presentation/teaching engagement reference.

E-mail your proposal to <pycon at python dot org>.

ASCII format is preferred (plain or reST), with HTML as a secondary alternative. If you have any questions about submission, please send mail to the conference organizers at pycon at python dot org.