PyOhio 2012, the fifth annual Python programming conference for Ohio and the surrounding region, is now accepting proposals!
PyOhio is one of the largest Python conferences in the midwest, and the largest entirely free Python conference anywhere. PyOhio 2012 will take place Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29, 2012 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.
PyOhio is a great venue to get the word out about your favorite Python library and how you use it, talk about how Python is used in your company, or practice your speaking in front of a welcoming audience.
Standard presentation slots will be 40 minutes plus a 10 minute question-and-answer period. Tutorials may run longer, but should be structured to be broken across 50 minute slots with a 10 minute break between.
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.
PyOhio is also especially interested in talks or panel discussions about using Python as a core component of your business, or success with using Python in a traditional corporate IT environment.
How To Submit a Proposal
To ensure that you provide all necessary information, please use the submission form at the PyOhio web site. If organizing a panel, please confirm all panelists’ intention to participate before submitting your proposal.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, June 1st. Accepted speakers will be notified by June 15th.
You can read more about the conference at http://pyohio.org. If you have questions about proposals, please email cfp [at] pyohio [dot] org.
You can also contact the PyOhio organizers at pyohio-organizers [at] python [dot] org.
Recording Rights Release
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