EuroPython 2018

Call for Proposals

We're looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organization. EuroPython is a community conference and we are eager to hear about your experience.

Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel may be interested.

 

The Call for Proposals is closed.
Talk voting is planned to start on
Tuesday May 22.

Important Notice: New Conference Layout

Please note that the conference layout has changed compared to previous years, the main conference (talks) is now only three days:

  • Monday and Tuesday: trainings, workshops and Beginners' Day only
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: talks, panels, posters, helpdesks, open sessions,… (no trainings!).

Presenting at EuroPython

We will accept a broad range of presentations, from reports on academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program.

Can you show something new and useful? Can you show the attendees how to: use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an application? If so, please consider submitting a talk.

There are four different kinds of contributions that you can present at EuroPython:

  • Regular Talk / approx. 110 slots

    These are standard "talks with slides", allocated in slots of

    • 30 minutes
    • 45 minutes
    • 60 minutes

    The Q&A session, if present, is included in the time slot. 3-5 Minutes for Q&A is a good practice. Please chose a time slot you see fit best to make your presentation in a compact way (So the audience may follow along but is not bored).
    We will only have a very limited number of 60 minute slots available, so please only choose these slots for more in-depth sessions or topics which require more background information.

  • Trainings / 12 slots.

    Deep-dive into a subject with all details. These sessions are apporx. 3 hours long. The training attendees will be encouraged to bring a laptop. They should be prepared with less slides and more source code. Room capacity for the trainings rooms is 100 seats.

  • Panels

    A panel is group of three to six experts plus a moderator discussing a matter in depth, an intensive exchange of (maybe opposite) opinions. A panel may be 30-60 minutes long. We have introduced this interactive format for EuroPython 2017 due to the many requests we have received to make the conference more interactive and have more challenging / mind-bending content in place. If you have any questions or if you want to discuss an idea for a panel upfront, please feel free to contact the Program WG to discuss. Please note if you suggest a panel you will have to organise the panelists and coordinate with the

  • Interactive

    This is a completely open 60-minute format. Feel free to make your suggestions. There are only two rules: it must be interactive, real-time human-to-human-interaction and of course compliant with the EuroPython Code of Conduct. If you want to discuss an idea upfront, please feel free to contact the Program WG to discuss.

  • Posters / 15 slots

    Posters are a graphical way to describe a project or a technology, printed in large formats; posters are exhibited at the conference, can be read at any time by participants, and can be discussed face to face with their authors during the poster session.

  • Helpdesk / 6 slots

    Helpdesks are a great way to share your experience on a technology, by offering to help people answering their questions and solving their practical problems. You can run a helpdesk by yourself or with colleagues and friends. Each helpdesk will be open for 3 hours in total, 1.5 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the afternoon. People looking for help will sign up for a 30 minute slot and talk to you. There is no specific preparation needed; you just need to be proficient in the technology you run the helpdesk for.

Tracks

You may suggest your submission for a track. Tracks are groups of talks, covering the same domain (e.g. Django), all in the same room in a row. You may choose one of these specialized domains / tracks:

  • Business Track (running a business, being a freelancer)
  • DevOps
  • Django Track
  • Educational Track
  • General Python
  • Hardware/IoT Track
  • PyData Track
  • Science Track
  • Web Track

PyData EuroPython 2018

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As usual there will be a PyData track at this year's conference. Please submit your papers for the PyData track through the EuroPython form and make sure to select "PyData" as sub community in the form.
The PyData track is run in cooperation with NumFocus and the PyData Edinburgh meetup.

Discounts for Content Contributors

Since EuroPython is a not-for-profit community conference, it is not possible to pay out rewards for talks or trainings. For talks, posters, help desk and organising a panels or interactive sessions we will give out a 25% discount coupon valid for one conference ticket. Trainers will receive a 100% discount coupon for both a conference ticket and a training pass to compensate for the longer preparation time.

Please note that we only give out one coupon per speaker, even if a speaker in some cases gives more than one talk. Likewise, we can also only give out one coupon per talk, even the talk is given by more than one speaker.

In case you have already purchased a ticket for the conference before knowing whether you have been accepted as a speaker or for a training, and thus cannot use the discount coupon, we will be refunding the corresponding amount after the conference upon request.

Please provide us with your bank details so we can issues the refunds by sending the details to our refunds@europython.eu email address or come to the conference desk to have the details stored in our spreadsheet.

Refund coupons which are not used and speaker refunds for already bought tickets which are not requested until one week after the conference (August 5th), will be put to good use and automatically go into the financial aid budget for next year's conference.

Topics and Goals

Suggested topics for EuroPython presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • Core Python
  • Python libraries and extensions
  • Python 2 to 3 migration
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Databases
  • Documentation
  • Frameworks
  • Game Programming
  • Hardware (Sensors, RaspberryPi, Gadgets,…)
  • Network Programming
  • Open Source Python projects
  • Packaging
  • Programming Tools
  • Project Best Practices
  • Embedding and Extending
  • Education, Science and Math
  • Community
  • Ethics (related to Programming)
  • Web-based Systems
  • Use Cases
  • API
  • GUI Programming
  • Failures and Mistakes
  • Alternative Python implementations: e.g. Jython, IronPython, PyPy, and Stackless

Presentation goals are usually some of the following:

  • Introduce the audience to a new topic
  • Introduce the audience to new developments on a well-known topic
  • Show the audience real-world usage scenarios for a specific topic (case study)
  • Dig into advanced and relatively-unknown details on a topic
  • Compare different solutions available on the market for a topic

Language for Talks & Trainings

Talks and trainings should be held in English.

Submission with Multiple Speakers

Please see the FAQ:  How can I add another speaker to my proposal?

Inappropriate Language and Imagery

Please consider that EuroPython is a conference with an audience from a broad geographical area which spans countries and regions with vastly different cultures. What might be considered a "funny, inoffensive joke" in a region might be really offensive (if not even unlawful) in another. If you want to add humor, references and images to your talk, avoid any choice that might be offensive to a group which is different from yours, and pay attention to our EuroPython Code of Conduct.

Community Based Talk Voting

Attendees who have bought a ticket in time for the Talk Voting period gain the right to vote for talks submitted during the Call For Proposals.

The Program WG will also set aside a number of slots which they will then select based on other criteria to e.g. increase diversity or give a chance to less mainstream topics.

Release agreement for submissions

All submissions will be made public during the community talk voting, to allow all registrants to discuss the proposals. After finalizing the schedule, talks that are not accepted will be removed from the public website. Accepted submissions will stay online for the foreseeable future.

We also ask all speakers/trainers to:

  • accept the video recording of their presentation

  • upload their talk materials to the EuroPython website

  • accept the EuroPython Speaker Release Agreement which allows the EPS to make the talk recordings and uploaded materials available under a CC BY-NC-SA license

To simplify the organization, we ask all speakers and trainers to accept the video recording and publishing of their session. All talks will be recorded. Whether trainings will be recorded as well, is not yet clear. Please contact our Program WG Helpdesk for details, if you would rather not like your training to be recorded.

Talk slides will be made available on the EuroPython web site. Talk video recordings will be uploaded to the EuroPython YouTube channel and archived on archive.org.

For more privacy related information, please consult our privacy policy.

Contact

For further questions, feel free to contact our Program WG Helpdesk