<div dir="ltr"><h3>Closes Friday 8th May</h3>
<p>PyCon Australia 2015 is pleased to announce that its Call for
Proposals is now open!
The conference this year will be held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August
2015 in Brisbane. We'll also be featuring a day of Miniconfs
on Friday 31st July.
The deadline for proposal submission is <strong>Friday 8th May, 2015</strong>.</p>
PyCon Australia attracts professional developers from all walks of
life, including industry, government, and science, as well as
enthusiast and student developers. We’re looking for proposals for
presentations and tutorials on any aspect of Python programming, at
all skill levels from novice to advanced.
Presentation subjects may range from reports on open source, academic
or commercial projects; or even tutorials and case studies. If a
presentation is interesting and useful to the Python community, it
will be considered for inclusion in the program.
We're especially interested in short presentations that will teach
conference-goers something new and useful. Can you show attendees how
to use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an
Four Miniconfs will be held on Friday 31st July, as a prelude to the
main conference. Miniconfs are run by community members and are separate
to the main conference. If you are a first time speaker, or your talk
is targeted to a particular field, the Miniconfs might be a better fit
than the main part of the conference. If your proposal is not selected
for the main part of the conference, it may be
selected for one of our Miniconfs:</p>
<p><strong>DjangoCon AU</strong> is the annual conference of Django
users in the Southern Hemisphere. It covers all aspects of web software
development, from design to deployment - and, of course, the use of the
Django framework itself. It provides an excellent opportunity to discuss
the state of the art of web software development with other developers
<p>The <strong>Python in Education Miniconf</strong> aims to bring together community
workshop organisers, professional Python instructors and professional
educators across primary, secondary and tertiary levels to share their
experiences and requirements, and identify areas of potential
collaboration with each other and also with the broader Python
The <strong>Science and Data Miniconf</strong> is a forum for people
using Python to tackle problems in science and data analysis. It aims to
cover commercial and research interests in applications of science,
engineering, mathematics, finance, and data analysis using Python,
including AI and 'big data' topics.
<p>The <strong>OpenStack Miniconf</strong> is dedicated to talks related
to the OpenStack project and we welcome proposals of all kinds:
technical, community, infrastructure or code talks/discussions; academic
or commercial applications; or even tutorials and case studies. If a
presentation is interesting and useful to the OpenStack community, it
will be considered for inclusion. We also welcome talks that have been
given previously in different events.
<a name="FirstTimeSpeakers"></a><h3>First Time Speakers</h3>
We welcome first-time speakers; we are a community conference and we
are eager to hear about your experience. If you have friends or
colleagues who have something valuable to contribute, twist their arms
to tell us about it! Please also forward this Call for Proposals to
anyone that you feel may be interested.
The most recent call for proposals information can always be found at:
See you in Brisbane in July!
<a name="ImportantDates"></a><h3>Important Dates</h3>
<ol><li><a href="http://2015.pycon-au.org/programme/submit_a_proposal">Call for Proposals opens</a>: Friday 27th March, 2015</li><li>Proposal submission deadline: Friday 8th May, 2015</li><li>Proposal acceptance: Monday 25 May, 2015</li></ol>
<a name="MainConferenceSpeakerBenefits"></a><br>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature">Clinton Roy<br>Lead Organiser<br></div><div class="gmail_signature">PyCon Australia 2015<br></div>