PyCon is the premier Python Conference, and in 2014 it is being held for the first very time outside US - in the beautify Montéal/CA. It is not only a great opportunity to met the best python programmers across the world, but also to make the PyCon even better.
What about presenting a poster in the Python premier conference?
As a presenter, you get to interact directly with your audience, share your passion and your idea, and immediately address questions in a more conversational manner. Moreover, the environment is generally less stressful and more easygoing than giving a formal talk. On top of that, you met a lot of interesting people.
The idea is to present your topic on a 4’x4’ poster board and as attendees mingle through the rows, they find your topic, read through what you have written, the strike up a discussion on it.
Users of all levels go to the poster session, so your topic can focus on novice, intermediate or even expert programmers. Focus on what you think is interesting, rather than difficult/complex. This video will give you an idea of what poster sessions are.
You may be wondering about what kind of python stuff you will be able to talk. As an advice, we can told you that you can talk about anything you want to. Don’t be shy. We would love hear what make you exciting with Python. But, if the problem is missing ideas, why don’t take a look in the poster section of PyCon’13 or PyCon’12? People made an incredible work in there.
To submit a poster proposal, you should first create an account in the PyCon site. When you are logged in, you will need to include the following information.
The title of your post
The intended audience (assumed level of knowledge)
A brief description - 300 chars max
A detailed description
Additional notes for the proposal reviewers. This can include additional background information such as links to other presentations you have done, or links to blog posts, articles or code related to your presentation.
Keep in mind that the posters should follow all of the usual guidelines that we look for in talk and tutorial proposals.
Do not miss the application deadline!
Poster submission deadline: November 1st, 2013.
Poster announced: December 15th, 2013.
Poster session at PyCon’14: April 13th, 2014.
We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in 2014!