[opensource] PyOhio Call For Proposals (due: May 10)

Eric Floehr eric at intellovations.com
Thu Apr 8 09:49:50 EDT 2010

PyOhio 2010 Call for Proposals


PyOhio 2010, the third annual Python programming conference for Ohio
and the surrounding region, will take place Saturday-Sunday, July
31-Aug 1, 2010 at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. A
variety of activities are planned, including tutorials, scheduled
talks, Lightning Talks, Open Spaces and Sprints.

PyOhio invites all interested people to submit proposals for scheduled
talks, tutorials, and panels. All topics of interest to Python
programmers will be considered. Standard presentation slots will be 40
minutes plus a 10 minute question-and-answer period.

PyOhio is especially interested in hosting a Beginner's Track for
those new to Python or new to programming in general. If your proposal
would be suitable for inclusion in a Beginner's Track, please indicate
so. Organizers will work with speakers and instructors in the
Beginner's Track to help them coordinate their talks/tutorials into a
smooth, coherent learning curve for new Python users.

To ensure that you provide all necessary information, please use the
submission template provided below. If organizing a panel, please
confirm all panelists' intention to participate before submitting your

PyOhio may record presentations for later release over the web.
Presenters will need to sign a release of recording rights to PyOhio;
see http://wiki.python.org/moin/PyOhio/RecordingRelease

All proposals should be emailed to cfp at pyohio.org for review. Please
submit proposals by May 10, 2010. Accepted speakers will be notified
by May 24.

You can read more about the conference at http://pyohio.org. If you
have questions about proposals, please email cfp at pyohio.org. You can
also contact the PyOhio organizers at pyohio-organizers at python.org.

.. Proposal submission template for PyOhio 2010

.. Columbus, OH July 31 - Aug 1, 2010

.. Information at http://pyohio.org or pyohio-organizers at python.org

.. Submit by May 10, 2010 to cfp at pyohio.org

.. Template uses reStructuredText format:

Presentation Title

:Type: (one of) talk, hands-on tutorial, panel, ...

:Presenter: presenter name <presenter at your.email.address>

:Python level: beginner, intermediate, advanced, any, ...

:Moderator: moderator name <moderator at your.email.address> (panels only)

:Panelists: panelist 1, panelist 2, panelist 3 (panels only)


Here, give a description of your event's topic, suitable for printing
in the PyOhio event booklet. Aim for 150 words or less.  It should
help attendees decide whether the event is right for them.

Extended description

Here, give more details to help the program committee evaluate your
proposal. This will not be published in the program guide. Include
anything that will help the committee understand your proposal.

If you are requesting a slot different from the standard 40 + 10
minutes, explain what you require and why.


Outline the overall structure for your talk. This portion will not be
included in the program guide, but will be used by the program
committee; a good outline shows that you have begun well-organized
preparation. Panel proposals don't need outlines, since they are
fundamentally unpredictable.

I. Cats

   a. Small carnivores
   b. Dangers

      1. Tripping hazard
      2. Bite toes

II. Dogs



A brief biography of you and/or the panelists, for publication in the
program guide: anything about you that you'd like attendees to know.
100 words or less, or 200 for panels with multiple panelists.

Recording release

I will sign the recording release agreement (text at

.. Email to to cfp at pyohio.org by May 10, 2010

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