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Here’s a quick note that I wanted to pass on about this big event that is happening in our neck of the woods (during the most beautiful time of year!!). We hope to see you here in Atlanta next year!

Call for proposals – PyCon 2011

Proposal Due date: November 1st, 2010

PyCon is back! With a rocking new website, a great location and more Python hackers and luminaries under one roof than you could possibly shake a stick at. We’ve also added an “Extreme” talk track this year – no introduction, no fluff – only the pure technical meat!

PyCon 2011 will be held March 9th through the 17th, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Home of some of the best southern food you can possibly find on Earth!) The PyCon conference days will be March 11-13, preceded by two tutorial days (March 9-10), and followed by four days of development sprints (March 14-17).

PyCon 2011 is looking for proposals for the formal presentation tracks (this includes “extreme talks”). A request for proposals for poster sessions and tutorials will come separately.

Want to showcase your skills as a Python Hacker? Want to have hundreds of people see your talk on the subject of your choice? Have some hot button issue you think the community needs to address, or have some package, code or project you simply love talking about? Want to launch your master plan to take over the world with Python?

PyCon is your platform for getting the word out and teaching something new to hundreds of people, face to face.

In the past, PyCon has had a broad range of presentations, from reports on academic and commercial projects, tutorials on a broad range of subjects, and case studies. All conference speakers are volunteers and come from a myriad of backgrounds: some are new speakers, some have been speaking for years. Everyone is welcome, so bring your passion and your
code! We’ve had some incredible past PyCons, and we’re looking to you to help us top them!

Online proposal submission is open now! Proposals  will be accepted through November 10th, with acceptance notifications coming out by January 20th. To get started, please see:


For videos of talks from previous years – check out:


For more information on “Extreme Talks” see:


We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Please also note – registration for PyCon 2011 will also be capped at a maximum of 1,500 delegates, including speakers. When registration opens (soon), you’re going to want to make sure you register early! Speakers with accepted talks will have a guaranteed slot.

Important Dates:

  • November 1st, 2010: Talk proposals due.
  • December 15th, 2010: Acceptance emails sent.
  • January 19th, 2010: Early bird registration closes.
  • March 9-10th, 2011: Tutorial days at PyCon.
  • March 11-13th, 2011: PyCon main conference.
  • March 14-17th, 2011: PyCon sprints days.

Contact Emails:
Van Lindberg (Conference Chair) – van@python.org
Jesse Noller (Co-Chair) – jnoller@python.org
PyCon Organizers list: pycon-organizers@python.org

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February will heating up in Atlanta! Not only will it be lots warmer than the Northeast and Midwest…we’ve got PyCon 2010 (the annual Python programming language conference) converging here. We hope to have you here! Today is the last day for early bird registration, so get on with it here.

Ok, if you’re still reading you need some more convincing, so here’s why you should care:

PyCon is where the thought leaders, community organizers, product developers, and enterprises using Python come together for an intense period of learning, exchange, and collaboration. In particular, we have:

This is a great chance to learn from others, gain new skills, and find out the coolest topics in open source! Have a look at the extensive sessions list (I’ll be giving 2 Plone-related talks, one on ecommerce and one on salesforce integration), check out a tutorial and consider staying a few extra days to sprint!

Then go register! Remember, Jan 6 is the last day for early bird! Save some $$ and get on with it already!

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