Call for Proposals
Want to share your expertise? PyCon DC 2004 is looking for proposals to fill the formal presentation tracks.
PyCon DC 2003 had a broad range of presentations, from reports on academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies, and we hope to extend that range this year. As long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program.
Suitable topics for PyCon presentations include, but are not limited to:
Proposals should ideally be 250 to 1000 words long (i.e. one to four pages in manuscript format), containing the following information:
Use the PyCon Online Proposal Submission to send us your proposals and ideas.
If your paper is accepted, you have the option of including a companion paper along with your presentation. The paper will get published on the PyCon web site. Presentations and papers may be in text (plain or reST), HTML, or PDF; HTML and PDF are preferred.
If you don't want to make a formal presentation, there will be a significant amount of Open Space to allow for informal and spur-of-the-moment presentations for which no formal submission is required. There will also be several Lightning Talk sessions (five minutes or less).
Open Space consists of thirty-minute blocks that are allocated during PyCon. These blocks can be used for presentations, round table discussions, hands-on tutorials, or anything else. Typically, people propose ideas for the sessions which are then voted on by attendees. This lends a flavor of popular democracy as opposed to the elitist committee-controlled formal presentations. <0.8 wink>