The Python language and ecosystem is evolving rapidly. Python’s popularity continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, thanks in no small part to the Python core development team, the open-source community, and their partners in enterprise. New language features and open-source frameworks continue to push the envelope in what can be done with the language. Python projects are being deployed on platforms that were never anticipated - from server-less to mobile to embedded devices. Vibrant new communities centered around Python and Python-built tools are growing worldwide.
Feel free to browse 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019's talk lists or watch SF Python's talk videos for inspiration.
PyBay is the year's largest gathering of SF Bay Area Python developers! With more than 750 developers attending and a growing YouTube channel with an international audience, speaking at PyBay2020 is your extraordinary opportunity to:
Additionally, your talk may be selected for SF Python's meetups throughout the year. These monthly meetups are attended by 175+ Bay Area Python devs.
We place a high value on how much the attendees will learn and favor talks that go into details rather than staying at a high level. We also favor talks with a broad appeal vs. a narrow audience.
For talks about open source projects you've developed, you probably are familiar with what to cover.
For talks about how Python is used at your company, we prefer those that clearly address or relate to real-world issues and examples. Including source code and having a narrative structure explaining how to reproduce what you’ve done are very much appreciated. If you're proposing a talk on one of the tools you or your business has created, consider talking about how it was built—and perhaps even tell us “war stories” from its creation or initial deployment that people can learn from.
If you want to do a live demo, please state in your proposal your plans for handling any technology failure.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Luis Meraz, PyBay2020 Program Chair for help.
The PyBay organizing committee will collectively review all talk submissions and select those that offer a good variety and depth to the content of the conference.
The first phase of selection is blind; we'll only consider talk information and not speaker information. In the second phase of selection, we'll consider speaker information if needed. Our goal is to determine the program largely by talk content while still ensuring a diversity of talks and speakers.
We value your contribution to the community, at the same time, we need to make sure we are operating on sound financial grounds and have funds to allocate towards diversity and inclusion scholarships.
For your registration fee, our plan is to get you covered via the following ways:
Please note that our budget will not allow us to cover registration fee for lightning talks and open spaces presenters.
For your travel, we have not been able to raise enough money to cover this in the past. We hope this will change with our improved benefits package for sponsors. Here is the reimbursement plan for funds collected towards speakers travel: If total receipts from speakers = $10,000, total raised = $5,000, PyBay will reimburse 50% of submitted receipts. If total raised = $15,000, PyBay will allocate the $5,000 surplus to provide diversity and inclusion scholarships.
Bottom line, if speaker travel reimbursement is a condition of your speaking at PyBay, we cannot in good faith tell you it will be covered at this time. But we hope that someone reading this will be able lead us to companies who can help out! :-)
YES! Aside from teaching a workshop and/or giving a 25- or 40-minute talk, you can: