We’ve now finalized the location and dates, and can officially
announce that PyCarolinas 2012, the first Python conference held in
the Carolinas, will be October 20th and 21st at the Kerr building of
the UNC School of Pharmacy.
PyCarolinas is aFREEconference. We are extremely lucky to have an
excellent space donated, and will raise our additional funds outside
of registration costs. There will be a registration opening up closer
to the conference date, with a cut-off around 150 participants.
We’ll have two well-equipped rooms to fill, hopefully splitting our
talks into novice and advanced tracks. Day one will be all talk, and
day two will rolling and afternoon and evening of sprints.
We have a great space to fill our first year with, so please read the
Call for Proposals re-post below and help make this a great
conference! We want anything you’d like to talk about. What have you
built? What problems have you solved? What experiences can you talk
about? If you aren’t sure, propose anyway! We’ll try our best to give
feedback, so if you aren’t sure you have a fully fleshed idea: propose
it for the feedback and see what happens.
PyCarolinas 2012 is the first Python Conference held in the carolinas
and will be located in Chapel Hill, NC this October. The specific date
and location will be announced shortly. It is a two day conference,
with one day of talks and one day or sprinting.
Who should submit a proposal?
Anyone! We’re looking for as broad a cross-section of the Python
community as possible.
We’re looking for both experienced conference speakers and people new
to technical conferences; industry professionals and hobbyists;
entrepreneurs, researchers, and system administrators. You’ve probably
learned something that other Python users could benefit from, so come
toPyCarolinas and share your story. Maybe you’ve written the next
great data mining package, or you have a case study to share, or
you’ve learned something about how to start a Python users’group, or
you just want to help novices learn how to choose a Python web
If you have something to tell your fellow Python programmers, this is
You don’t have to be a professional speaker to give a talk at
PyCarolinas. Presenters can be volunteers from all walks of life and
all levels of experience. From hardcore hackers to educators to
hobbyists, anyone with something to say and the desire to say it is
If you have a topic idea but you’re not sure exactly how to turn it
into a killer session, let us know! The program committee is happy to
work with you to help your session shine.
What kind of sessions can I give?
PyCarolinas 2012, as a small event, is acceptingonly traditional
sessions during the main conference. We are looking for sessions at 30
and 45 minutes. All levels of talks from from novice-level overviews
to advanced topics are welcome.
Conference registration and travel
PyCarolinas is entirely volunteer-organized and run, and must keep
costs as low as possible. We are unable to provide assistance or
compensation for speakers traveling to and staying near the conference
for the duration of the event.
Timeline and deadlines
Please don’t delay! The proposal window is long, but the sooner you
submit a proposal, the more time we’ll have to help you put forward
the best proposal. The program committee will officially begin
reviewing proposals and giving feedback as soon as the CFP closes, but
the team will attempt to begin reviewing and discussing proposals
prior to the close of the Call for Proposals to assist authors.
Proposals for talks will be accepted until July 20th. The list of
selected talks and tutorials will be finalized by the end of August.
Submit your proposal to (E-Mail Removed) and thanks for helping
us make the first ever PyCarolinas great!
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