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PyOhio 2013, the annual Python programming conference for Ohio and the surrounding region, will
take place Saturday, July 27th, and Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at the Ohio Union, The Ohio State
University in Columbus, Ohio.
You can read more about the conference at http://pyohio.org. If you have questions about proposals,
please email email@example.com. You can also contact the PyOhio organizers at
PyOhio invites all interested people to submit proposals for scheduled talks, tutorials, and
panels. All topics of interest to Python programmers will be considered. Standard presentation talk
slots will be 40 minutes plus a 10 minute question-and-answer period. Tutorial slots will be 110
The deadline to submit a proposal is June 1st.
*Who Should Submit a Proposal?
You. Your friends. Your friends' friends. Anyone with any level of Python knowledge is a candidate
for a great topic at this conference. As we get attendees of all kinds, we need speakers of all
kinds. In all ways and manners, we try to assemble the most diverse conference we can, and we do
that with your help.
Whether you got started with Python last month or you've been around for 20 years, we think you've
got something to share. The Python community is stronger than ever and we're still reaching new
areas, new industries, and new users. Be a part of growing Python by helping us change the future.
In particular, we welcome submissions from people that have never done a talk before! And if you
want help preparing a talk, let us know! Volunteers are eager to help new people do talks.
You can submit more than one proposal.
*What should I talk about?
Anything to do with Python. Teach us about your favorite standard library module, or your favorite
external library or framework. Show us something cool you built with Python. Science and data
modeling. Web apps. Finance. Testing. Big data. DevOps. Integration with other languages.
Do you want to work on a talk, but don't have any ideas? The topics below are up for grabs. Several
people could easily work together on each one. Please take these ideas and stretch it out or focus
on just one part of it or do whatever else you want.
Parallelism shootout: threads vs multiple processes vs libevent.
Walk through porting a library from python 2 to python 3
Python newbies. If you've programmed in another language first, Intro to Python for X Programmers,
where X is Java, JS, C, PHP etc. If you're entirely new to programming, a short talk about your
journey learning with Python would be great.
We're still looking for someone to do an intro to Python tutorial for adults this year. Hint.
*To Submit your proposal.
Sign up for an account on the PyOhio website.
Fill out a speaker profile. After that, you'll be able to submit a proposal. Pick talk or tutorial,
and then describe your talk. You can edit stuff later, so don't over-think it.
Regularly check your email for questions from the reviewers.
*Keynote and Young Coder.
We are thrilled to announce that Brandon Craig Rhodes will be this year's keynote speaker.
Brandon has been a frequent speaker and contributor at PyCon, PyOhio, COhPy, and in his own words:
"everywhere from the middle of Arkansas to the country of Poland."
He is co-author of The Essentials of Python Network Programming, and author of a number of Python
open source packages.
Also, Katie Cunningham will be giving an intro to Python class for young people 12-18 years old
(7th-12th grade). This is a version of the Young Coder class she and Barbara Shaurette gave at
PyCon this year.
PyCamp is a one-week, intensive, ultra-low-cost Python boot camp for beginners. It was developed by
a Python user group and has been given to over 1000 students worldwide. Proceeds from PyCamps are
used to sponsor Python community activities like PyOhio. PyCamp is taking place July 22-26 in the
Ohio Union, the week before PyOhio weekend. Registration is open.
*Register for PyOhio
Registration for PyOhio is now open.
PyOhio remains 100% free to attend. Just sign up for the free registration so we can get a head
count. Or, if you want the T-Shirt, sign up for the paid ticket to get your shirt. (But don't do
We have a discount room block at the Blackwell, right on OSU's campus for $120.00 a night. There
are a few rooms blocked for the whole week for any out-of-towners going to PyCamp as well. Just
tell them you are coming for PyOhio.
If it fills up, here are some other nearby hotels:
Hope to see you all at the conference!
The 2013 PyOhio Organizing Committee
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