05-09 Oct, 2018 Proposal submission closed

PyCon India - Call For Proposals

The 10th edition of PyCon India, the annual Python programming conference for India, will take place at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad during October 5 - 9, 2018.

PyCon India invites all interested people to submit proposals for scheduled talks and tutorials. All topics of interest to the Python community will be considered. Standard presentation talk slots will be 30 minutes. Tutorial slots will be two and half hours long.


  • October 5: Tutorials
  • October 6-7: Talks
  • October 8-9: Dev Sprints

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 with talks.

How to write a proposal

If you have an idea (or don’t!) and want to speak, here’s a very rough process of what you should do next:

  • Brainstorm or mind map to expand upon your ideas or knowledge in search of a general topic
  • Write a paragraph or two, or some bullet points, to outline the core concepts you want to communicate and what people might learn from your talk
  • Get someone you trust to read your notes and tell you what they think they’d learn
  • Ask one of our mentors for help with building up your submission
  • Practice!

This public speaking repository, maintained by VM Brasseur, has many useful resources to help you polish your proposals and talks.

Code of Conduct

All speakers will be expected to have read and adhere to the conference Code of Conduct, listed below and also at our website. In particular for speakers: slide contents and spoken material should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate, and neither are language or imagery that denigrate or demean people based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, or body size.


Presenters, regardless of experience, sometimes want a little help. If you’d like any help in proposing, preparing, or presenting your talk, feel free to contact one of our mentors! A mentor is an experienced presenter who has volunteered to help other presenters.

If you are a first-time speaker, or looking for help to give a shape to the idea that you have in your mind, or just appreciate another set of eyes, our mentors are here to help. If you would like to be matched with a mentor to help with your proposal(s), request a mentor here.

Important Dates

  • July 10: Proposal submission deadline
  • July 29 : Workshop finalization and first round decision for talks
  • August 12 - Final round decision for talks
  • September 10 - Schedule announcement on the website

Have a question? Unsure about anything?

If you have questions about the CFP process, you can reach us any time at cfp@in.pycon.org

Proposal Sections

  1. Others - Everything else that may be of interest to the audience of PyCon India
  2. Web development - Web frameworks and RESTful APIs
  3. Networking and Security - Network Programming, Async, Network Security and Encryption
  4. Embedded python - MicroPython, Python on Hardware, Robotics, Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  5. Developer tools and Automation - Testing, CI/CD, Containers, Orchestration, Logging and Monitoring
  6. Data science - Data Analysis, Scientific Computing, Machine Learning and Data Visualization
  7. Core python and Standard library - Language Features, Python Implementations, Extending Python and Standard Library

Proposal Types

  1. Talks - Talks are focused on a topic for 30 mins
  2. Workshops - Workshops are in depth hands on session for 2 hours and 30 minutes

Selected Proposals


0 12

2. Building better Python microservices using GRPC

Narendran R (~narendran) 09 Jun, 2018

1 5

4. Django on day 500

Amit Singh Sethi (~dusual) 01 Jul, 2018


3 4

1. Designing RESTful APIs

Anand Chitipothu (~anandology) 09 Jul, 2018

Web development

2 1

1. Tracing HTTP request latency using Jaeger with Python

Vivek Sridhar (~vivek861) 10 Jul, 2018

0 49

2. Protocol buffers and GRPC - Building friendly services

Kasisnu Singh (~kasisnu21) 09 Jul, 2018

1 51

4. RESTful APIs in Python: Django Rest Framework 101

Piyush Maurya (~piyushmaurya23) 02 Jul, 2018

1 1

5. Can a few lines of Python help thousands of people?

Anuj Menta (~anujmenta) 01 Jul, 2018

1 7

6. Design Patterns in python and Django

Jaipreet Singh (~Jaipreet95) 30 Jun, 2018

1 2

9. First Steps into Web Development using Django Framework

Chhavnish Mittal (~chhavnish) 25 Jun, 2018

8 105

11. Drag and Drop Framework for DJANGO

Sanket Sarkar (~sanket78) 24 Jun, 2018

1 7

13. Understanding Django middleware stack with a live demo

hulksmash (~someshchaturvedi) 21 Jun, 2018

1 28

17. Efficient use of Django ORM

Hiren Patel (~hirenalken) 09 Jun, 2018

0 19

18. Pelican - Magic for beginner bloggers

Anumeha Agrawal (~anumeha) 08 Jun, 2018

0 18

19. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Django 2

Kurian Benoy (~kurianbenoy) 02 Jun, 2018

1 7

20. Write Python Web services for Flutter App

VIVEK KUMAR KANAUJIA (~vivek_kumar) 01 Jun, 2018

2 7

21. "Python and Firebase" Build Amazing IoT Application

VIVEK KUMAR KANAUJIA (~vivek_kumar) 01 Jun, 2018

1 1

22. Building a collaborative canvas using Elixir and Phoenix

Khaja Minhajuddin (~minhajuddin) 31 May, 2018

1 0

23. Python - Web Development

Jameer 29 May, 2018

2 3

24. Having a robust test suite for your Python web app

Tanay PrabhuDesai (~tanay) 27 May, 2018

4 16

25. Python Microservices

Kasam Sharif (~kasamsharif) 22 May, 2018

6 6

26. Developing Android apps using Kivy

Aman Raj (~amanraj209) 18 May, 2018

0 10

27. Becoming a Multilingual SuperHero in Django

Sanyam Khurana (~CuriousLearner) 18 May, 2018

2 21

28. Hands-On Serverless with OpenFaaS and Python

Vivek Kumar Singh (~viveksyngh) 16 May, 2018

1 -26

29. MERN could be the buzz word

Himanshu Chhabra (~himanshu87) 08 May, 2018