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The schedule for PyCon 2013 includes talks, tutorials, and sprints over Saturday and Sunday.

We welcome everyone in the Canadian Python community to come and share your ideas, experiences, and expertise. Whether you're new to Python or a seasoned expert, if you've got something interesting to share, we want to hear about it. A conference with a diverse set of good topics will give everyone the opportunity to learn something new and cool.

Nervous about your lack of presenter experience? We'll work to connect you with resources and people to help you prepare. You might also consider co-presenting with a more experienced presenter. And once you've rocked PyCon Canada 2013, you can take that experience to help you gear up for the big PyCon conference in Montréal.

Submitting a Talk or Tutorial

We would prefer 20 minute talks, although 45 minute talks will also be considered. Tutorials are 3 hours. You can also sign up for a Lightning Talk of 5 minutes. We also welcome ideas for sprints. The deadline to submit talks and tutorials is June 21st, 2013.

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Submit your talk if you are logged in. You will need to include the following information in talk and tutorial proposals:

  • Name of the talk or tutorial

  • Length of the talk/tutorial

  • Intended audience (assumed level of knowledge)

  • Abstract for the talk/tutorial - 300 chars max

  • Outline of the talk/tutorial

  • Additional notes for the proposal reviewers. This can include additional background information such as links to other presentations you have done, or links to blog posts, articles or code related to your presentation.

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are 5 minute talks that are done in quick succession. At PyCon USA, lightning talks are drawn from a hat, on the spot during the conference. Due to their ever increasing popularity, a large number of people end up not being able to present the 5 minute talks they prepared (too many talks, too little time), so we've decided to try something new. PyCon Canada will be confirming 12 lightning talks in advance, and we have one reserved for you!

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Not sure if lightning talks are for you? Read some more about them, watch some videos of past PyCon lightning talks:

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