PyCon India 2011 – Call for Proposals

Thanks to everyone who submitted a talk proposal for Pycon India 2011. Submissions are closed now and reviews are in progress.

You could have submitted a talk proposal here.

We have retained the following information for your reference, though we no longer accept new submissions for Pycon India 2011.

The third edition of PyCon India is being held in Pune,India from 16th September 2011 to 18th September 2011. The organisers of PyCon India 2011 are looking for talk and tutorial proposals to fill the formal presentation and tutorial tracks. We accept proposals on a very broad range of topics related to Python programming.

Please follow the instructions below carefully before preparing a proposal and submitting it.


Important Dates

  • Call for proposals opens: May 10, 2011
  • Proposal submission deadline: July 10, 2011
  • Proposal acceptance: July 25, 2011
  • First presentation upload: Aug 21, 2011
  • Final presentation upload (with changes if any): Sept 05, 2011

Permission to record/release presentations

In PyCon India, we intend to record all presentations live and release the recordings for free on the Internet so as to benefit the wider Python community. When you are submitting a proposal, you automatically give the Indian Python Software Society, the organizers of PyCon India, the permissions to record/edit and release the audio/video of your presentation.

No exceptions will be made in this regard. If you do not want a recording of your presentation to be made, don't submit a proposal.

The released media will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, version 3.0.

Topics for PyCon India

We encourage high quality proposals in all the areas involving Python : the language, its implementation, uses, and the community behind it. Each proposal will be judged according to its correctness, clarity, and elegance. We invite everyone interested in Python to participate.

Talk Format

The typical length of a talk should be no more than 45 minutes. The presentation style should be concise, to the point with sufficient examples to clarify the discussion to the audience, if needed. After every talk there will be time reserved for questions from the audience (10 minutes). We will be providing a buffer of 5-10 minutes between talks so that the presenters get sufficient time to set-up their talk and attendees can move between the halls.

Tutorial Format

The typical length of the tutorial should be no more than 3 hours. All the classes run in PyCon India are volunteered. If you like to propose a tutorial, The submission of the tutorials also follow the same time lines as the talks.

Proposal submission

Talk and tutorial proposals should be submitted to