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Andy Robinson 12-10-2004 06:27 AM

UK Python Conference - 20-23 April 2005 - Call for papers
 
The UK Python Conference for 2005 will take place at
the Randolph Hotel, Oxford on 20-23 April 2005.

We hereby invite speakers to submit proposals for talks.

About the event
===============
This will once again be held as a track within the ACCU
conference. The conference site is here, and more details
on the Python track will appear shortly.
http://www.accu.org/conference/

The ACCU event is one of the foremost conferences for programmers,
attracting the inventors and/or leading proponents of C, C++,
Java, .NET and Python over the last few years. Past Python speakers
have included Guido van Rossum, David Ascher, Alex Martelli, Armin Rigo,
Paul Everitt, Marc-Andre Lemburg and many others, and the
ACCU now treats Python as being fully on par with Java and C++.
The event is priced midway between commercial and community
events, at approx. 100 per day, and is professionally managed.

It is located in a historic hotel in the centre of Oxford and is
ideal for anyone wanting to combine a holiday with a conference.


Conference Format
=================
The Python conference will span THREE days, with ONE track.
The first slot each morning is taken by the cross-conference
keynote. This was the overwhelming preference of those we polled
last year. (There will NOT be a separate Open Source track this
year; the "rotating special subject" is Security. As a result,
Python-related security talks would be of interest)

You may propose 90 minute or 45 minute talks. The
ACCU's general preference is for a small number of high
quality, well prepared talks on subjects of broad interest
to programmers, and the Python track will follow this.
There will also be space for less formal lunchtime talks,
evening BOFs and other events.

Speakers' compensation is yet to be confirmed, but in the
past those doing 90 mimutes (or 2x45 minute talks) will be
eligible for 4 days paid accomodation and admission to
the 4 day event; 45 minute speakers will gain 1 day's admission.
Where possible, we will attempt to allocate resources to ensure
that the best speakers are able to attend irrespective of
circumstances.


Submission Procedure
===================
Please send an email to pyuk2005_talks@reportlab.com
not later than 26th December, with the following information:
Your Name
Short Biography
Talk Title
Talk Synopsis

This is a simple mailbox; the committee will review and
acknowledge submissions a couple of times a week.
If this shows promise, you will be given a chance to refine
the details through a web based system later.


Committee
=========
A small committee will be formed to scrutinize talk proposals
including those whol volunteered last year. This includes
myself, Dr. Tim Couper and Dr. John Lee. General discussion about
the event should be directed to the python-uk list
(python-uk@python.org)

ReportLab Europe Ltd. is managing parts of the event infrastructure
and will be providing some staff time to provide a guaranteed
point of contact.


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Best Regards


Andy Robinson
CEO/Chief Architect
ReportLab Europe Ltd
tel +44-20-8544-8049



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