PyCon Israel 2024

Call For Presentations - Instructions

As we gather materials for the upcoming PyCon - scheduled for September 16th, 2024 - we extend our invitation for you to join us and present your compelling Python-related work. We eagerly anticipate your participation and the opportunity to showcase your contributions to the Python community. We’d love to learn about those awesome projects you are working on - come share those with the world!

To make sure this conference totally rocks, we’re looking for creative, innovative talks that will expose the Python community to new ideas, practices or tools.

Important Dates

  • CFP Opens: Wednesday, 1 May
  • CFP Closes: Saturday, 1 June, Midnight Israel time
  • CFP Notifications: Sunday,7 July
  • Agenda published: Sunday, 14 July
  • Outline submission: Wednesday, 7 August
  • Dry Runs: 15 Aug – 1 Sep
  • PyCon IL Conference: Monday 16.9
  • PyCon IL Workshops: Tuesday 17.9

What talks are we looking for?

Write about Python.

We are here to promote, educate and advocate for the use of Python. We prioritize practical examples that resonate with our audience. PyCon attendees have shown a strong preference for talks that provide real-world applications applicable to their daily lives.

Before submitting your talk, address the following questions, which are the main criteria for evaluating your CFP:

  1. “What will the attendees take away from this talk?”
  2. “How is it related to the Python programming language and its ecosystem?”

If you want to go deeper, or maybe teach some technique in practice, consider suggesting a workshop – those are longer sessions of 3 or 6 hours, and are more suitable for tutorials or audience participation (classes are usually small with a group of ~30 participants).

As you explore various topics, you may find it beneficial to review the lineup of talks featured at past editions of PyCon IL:

Topics

Things to write about:

  • Successfully navigating technical challenges where Python played a crucial role
  • Innovative use of technologies, highlighting Python's relevance in these exciting endeavors.
  • Significant improvements driven by Python
  • Any fun libraries or tools you've open sourced

Ensuring your talk is both informative and engaging, or includes anything relevant you’re excited about and want to share with the community.

While any Python talk will be considered, the following topics are suggestions and guidelines as to what the selection our review committee is looking for:

  • Python in Israel – in particular, social action related to the war
  • Interesting community projects
  • Cloud, containers and Cloud Native technologies
  • DB, Big Data, Data Science,
  • Generative AI/ML, implementations and use
  • Tips / Tricks; Python black magic, new features
  • Educational usage
  • Hacking, Security, Cyber
  • Interesting implementations, integration / embedding into other tools or products
  • Frameworks / Platforms, web, new or upcoming projects
  • QA / QE, Automation, CI, DevOps
  • Documentation
  • Community / Open-Source talks related to Python

Our submissions form

Every submission has these 5 main parts:
1. A great title!
2. Choosing a submission type
3. Writing an abstract
4. Main lessons for the audience
5. Description of content

Title

A great title helps us get a better understanding of your talk’s content, and it’s an important acceptance criteria. We recommend going with a title that is both attention-grabbing and gives the conference goers a clear idea of what your talk is about.

Submission type

There are two (really, three) options you can choose from:
- Regular talk: 20 Minutes presentation with up to two speakers
- Coding workshops: a 3-hour or 6-hour workshop

Abstract

A talk abstract is a concise summary or brief overview of the content, focus, and key points that a speaker intends to cover during a presentation or talk. It is one paragraph, that serves as a preview, providing the audience a clear understanding of what to expect from the talk. A well-crafted talk abstract typically includes the main topic, the purpose of the talk, key themes, and the key areas in which Python played a significant part in your work.

KEEP IN MIND the perspective of the audience when you write your abstract - for example - if you started a new open source project, try to write about the problem you are solving instead of the project itself.

Coding Workshops

PyCon offers coding workshops to provide attendees with hands-on training and practical experience in specific Python languages areas or tools. Our workshops help attendees to learn new skills, improve their existing skills, and stay current with the latest developments in their field.

If you are submitting a workshop proposal, we ask that you outline the content and objectives of the workshop, the schedule, length and format.

Your option for submitting a workshop are:
- 3-hour slot
- 6-hour slot

Please also specify what is the optimal number of attendees for your session. We expect about ~30 participants to enroll for each workshop.

The workshop day will take place on the same week of the PyCon conference, on Tuesday, September 17th, 2024.

Questions? Contacts?

If you have any questions, please email: [email protected].

You can enter proposals until 2024-06-01 23:59 (Asia/Jerusalem), 1 week, 5 days from now.