[Dev] Proposal Deadline for PyCon 2006 is October 31

Brian Kirsch bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Mon Oct 17 13:20:31 PDT 2005


Ted,
Is the Chandler I18n talk a dedicated session or part of a larger 
Chandler session?

-Brian

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Ted Leung wrote:

>
> On Oct 17, 2005, at 10:46 AM, Brian Kirsch wrote:
>
>> Ted,
>> I think a talking about i18n related to Python development would  
>> make an excellent discussion track. We might even want to have a  
>> dedicated session on PyICU similar to what Andi did with PyLucene  
>> last year.
>
>
> I think that the one that I am more interested in is  "i18n in  
> Chandler"  -- which is really "i18n in Python".    Raising awareness  
> of PyICU would certainly be part of the content.  Brian, I think that  
> you are the right person to do this talk.  Let me know if you need  
> help writing a proposal.
>
> Ted
>
>>
>> Accessing ICU via Python has been desired by the Python community  
>> for a long time and I think PyICU so far has remained mostly under  
>> the radar.
>>
>> -Brian
>>
>> Brian Kirsch - Email Framework Engineer
>> Open Source Applications Foundation
>> 543 Howard St. 5th Floor
>> San Francisco, CA 94105
>> (415) 946-3056
>> http://www.osafoundation.org
>>
>>
>>
>> Ted Leung wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Hi folks,
>>>
>>> The deadline for PyCon 2006 paper is October 31.   Here are some   
>>> ideas for talks:
>>>
>>> 1) I18N in Python - would cover all the stuff that Brian Kirsch  
>>> has  been working on, including PyICU.
>>> 2) Something around the Zanshin library for CalDAV
>>> 3)  Chandler Update - this will probably be a lightning talk,  
>>> since  we've already
>>>      given our overall architecture talk once.
>>>
>>> Phillip, are you planning to talk about PythonEggs?
>>>
>>> Any other ideas for talks?  The call for proposals is below.
>>>
>>> Ted
>>>
>>> ===================================================================== 
>>> === ===
>>> PyCon 2006 Call for Proposals
>>> --------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Want to share your expertise? PyCon 2006 is looking for proposals to
>>> fill the formal presentation tracks.  PyCon 2006 will be held
>>> February 24-26 2006 in Addison, Texas (near Dallas).
>>>
>>> Previous PyCons have had a broad range of presentations, from reports
>>> on academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies,  and
>>> we hope to continue that tradition this year.  As long as the
>>> presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python
>>> community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program.
>>>
>>> For 2006, we're especially interested in tutorial presentations
>>> that will teach conference-goers something new and useful.  Can you
>>> show attendees how to: use a module?  explore a Python language
>>> feature?  package an application?
>>>
>>>
>>> Important Dates
>>> ======================
>>>
>>>  * Submission deadline: October 31, 2005
>>>  * Acceptance deadline: November 15, 2005
>>>  * Electronic copy deadline: February 15, 2006
>>>
>>>
>>> PyCon Topics
>>> =======================
>>>
>>> Suitable topics for PyCon presentations include, but are not limited
>>> to:
>>>
>>>  * Core Python
>>>  * Other implementations: Jython, IronPython, PyPy, and Stackless
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>>>  * Databases
>>>  * Documentation
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>>>  * Packaging Issues
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>>>  * Embedding and Extending
>>>  * Science and Math
>>>  * Web-based Systems
>>>
>>>
>>> Submission Format
>>> ================================
>>>
>>> Proposals should be 250 to 1000 words long (i.e., one to four  pages in
>>> manuscript format), containing the following information:
>>>
>>>  * Author name(s)
>>>  * Contact Information
>>>  * Requested timeslot (30 minutes, 45 minutes, or either)
>>>  * Summary of proposed presentation
>>>  * Presentation outline
>>>  * Intended audience (non-programmers, beginning programmers,   
>>> advanced users,
>>>    CPython developers, etc.)
>>>
>>> ASCII format is preferred (plain or reST), with HTML as a secondary
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>>>
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>>>
>>> The preferred length for talks is 30 minutes.  You can request a
>>> 45-minute slot, but proposals requiring 45 minutes will be reviewed
>>> more stringently and tutorial talks will be preferred for these  longer
>>> slots.
>>>
>>>
>>> Submission Mechanics
>>> ===============================
>>>
>>> Use the PyCon Online Proposal Submission <http:// submit.python.org> to
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>> Other Presentations
>>> ===========================
>>>
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>>>
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