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<h2>Call for Proposals</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Portions of our <a href="/program/call-for-proposals" title="The North Bay Python call for proposals">Call for Proposals</a> page were drawn from ideas seen on <a href="https://djangocon.eu" title="DjangoCon Europe">DjangoCon EU</a>, <a href="https://seagl.org" title="Seattle GNU Linux">SeaGL</a>, <a href="http://www.fogcityruby.com/speak/" title="Fog City Ruby">Fog City Ruby</a>, and others. Thanks to all for their inspiration and permission to borrow!</p>
 
<p>Portions of our <a href="/program/call-for-proposals" title="North Bay Python Call for Proposals">Call for Proposals</a> page were drawn from ideas seen on <a href="https://djangocon.eu" title="DjangoCon Europe">DjangoCon EU</a>, <a href="https://seagl.org" title="Seattle GNU Linux">SeaGL</a>, <a href="http://www.fogcityruby.com/speak/" title="Fog City Ruby">Fog City Ruby</a>, and others. Thanks to all for their inspiration and permission to borrow!</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Code of Conduct</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Our <a href="/code-of-conduct" title="North Bay Python Code of Conduct">Code of Conduct</a> was forked from the <a href="https://github.com/python/pycon-code-of-conduct" title="PyCon United States Code of Conduct">PyCon US Code of Conduct</a>, including the staff and attendee guides, under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" title="Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported</a> license, itself originally forked from the example policy from the <a href="http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy" title="Geek Feminism Wiki Conference Anti-harassment Policy">Geek Feminism wiki</a>, created by the <a href="https://adainitiative.org/" title="Ada Initiative">Ada Initiative</a> and other volunteers, which is under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/" title="Creative Commons Zero License">Creative Commons Zero</a> license.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Fiscal Sponsor</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Our fiscal sponsor is <a href="https://sfconservancy.org" title="Software Freedom Conservancy">Software Freedom Conservancy</a>, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to the promotion and development of free and open source software. Conservancy allows us to work without managing our own corporate structure and administrative services. Our relationship with Conservancy goes beyond logistics, though, as we are also philosophically aligned as we work to advance software freedom and expand the Python developer community.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Photography</h2>
 

	
 
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<h2>Python</h2>
 

	
 
<p>"Python" and the Python logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of the <a href="https://python.org" title="Python Software Foundation">Python Software Foundation</a>, used by North Bay Python with permission from the Foundation.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Terms and Conditions</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Our <a href="/terms-and-conditions" title="North Bay Python Terms and Conditions">Terms and Conditions</a> were forked from the <a href="https://github.com/linuxaustralia/constitution_and_policies/blob/master/terms_and_conditions.md" title="Linux Australia Terms and Conditions">Linux Australia Event Terms and Conditions</a> under the <a href="https://github.com/linuxaustralia/constitution_and_policies/blob/master/LICENCE.md" title="GNU General Public License 3.0">GNU General Public License 3.0</a>. Our Photography and Audio Video Recording policy is adapted from the <a href="https://evergreen-ils.org/conference/photography-policy/" title="Evergreen Event Photography Policy">Evergreen policy</a>, itself adapted from the <a href="https://adacamp.org/adacamp-toolkit/policies/#photo" title="AdaCamp Event Photography Policy">AdaCamp policy</a> under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/" title="Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License">Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International</a> license.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Web Application</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Our website is powered by a heap of free and open source software, most notably:</p>
 

	
 
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  <li><a href="https://www.djangoproject.com/" title="Django Web Framework">Django</a> is the web framework that underpins everything else.</li>
 
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  <li><a href="http://github.com/chrisjrn/registrasion/" title="Registrasion">Registrasion</a> is used for ticket sales.</li>
 
  <li><a href="https://inkscape.org/" title="Inkscape">Inkscape</a> is used to create most of our graphics.</li>
 
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<h2>Meet the Team</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Need to contact someone in a hurry? You can reach us all at <a href="mailto:spam@northbaypython.org" title="spam@northbaypython.org">spam@northbaypython.org</a>. Read on to learn about the organizing team.</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Christopher Neugebauer, Conference Chair</h4>
 

	
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/chrisjrn" title="Christopher Neugebauer on Twitter">Christopher</a> is a Python developer who lives in glorious Petaluma, California, though he's originally from the the city of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia. A serial conference organizer, he has been a core organiser of PyCon Australia for a number of years, was director of linux.conf.au 2017, and a good number of his open source contributions help power the website this conference runs on. He was made a fellow of the Python Software Foundation in 2013 in recognition for his contributions to building the Australian Python community.</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Sam Kitajima-Kimbrel, Program Chair</h4>
 

	
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/skimbrel" title="Sam Kitajima-Kimbrel on Twitter">Sam</a> is a Python developer and distributed-systems “enthusiast” hailing from Seattle by birth, New York by nurture, and the Bay Area by choice. About five years ago he attended PyCon US for the first time and hasnt been able to break the habit since; after making the jump from audience to stage in 2014 and speaking regularly at PyCons and other events around the world, he was thrilled to sign on with the North Bay Python team when invited by Chris and Josh. Sam currently works at Nuna building healthcare data infrastructure for the U.S. Medicaid and Medicare programs and resides in Oakland with his husband Kameron.</p>
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/skimbrel" title="Sam Kitajima-Kimbrel on Twitter">Sam</a> is a Python developer and distributed-systems “enthusiast” hailing from Seattle by birth, New York by nurture, and the Bay Area by choice. About five years ago he attended PyCon US for the first time and hasn't been able to break the habit since; after making the jump from audience to stage in 2014 and speaking regularly at PyCons and other events around the world, he was thrilled to sign on with the North Bay Python team when invited by Chris and Josh. Sam currently works at Nuna building healthcare data infrastructure for the U.S. Medicaid and Medicare programs and resides in Oakland with his husband Kameron.</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Andrew Godwin</h4>
 

	
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/andrewgodwin" title="Andrew Godwin on Twitter">Andrew</a> is a Django and Python developer who originally hails from London but moved to the Bay Area four years ago. Hes been writing open source software for over a decade as well as working in various different parts of the technology industry, and currently works at Eventbrite. He regularly speaks at Python (and other) events around the world, and has a keen interest in building communities and inclusivity.</p>
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/andrewgodwin" title="Andrew Godwin on Twitter">Andrew</a> is a Django and Python developer who originally hails from London but moved to the Bay Area four years ago. He's been writing open source software for over a decade as well as working in various different parts of the technology industry, and currently works at Eventbrite. He regularly speaks at Python (and other) events around the world, and has a keen interest in building communities and inclusivity.</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Sarah Kuchinsky</h4>
 

	
 
<p>Bio and a pic</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Josh Simmons</h4>
 

	
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/joshsimmons" title="Josh Simmons on Twitter">Josh</a> is a community organizer and web developer who was born and raised in the North Bay. He spent 4.5 years building Web &amp; Interactive Media Professionals (WIMP), a local community with over 600 members, before moving on to do community management for OReilly Media. These days Josh works on the Google Open Source outreach team and serves as a board member and volunteer CFO for Open Source Initiative.</p>
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/joshsimmons" title="Josh Simmons on Twitter">Josh</a> is a community organizer and web developer who was born and raised in the North Bay. He spent 4.5 years building Web &amp; Interactive Media Professionals (WIMP), a local community with over 600 members, before moving on to do community management for O'Reilly Media. These days Josh works on the Google Open Source outreach team and serves as a board member and volunteer CFO for Open Source Initiative.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Software Freedom Conservancy</h2>
 

	
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/conservancy" title="Software Freedom Conservancy on Twitter">Conservancy</a> is a public charity dedicated to the promotion and development of free and open source software, and is the fiscal sponsor of North Bay Python. Without Conservancy and the people behind it -- namely <a href="https://twitter.com/o0karen0o" title="Karen Sandler on Twitter">Karen Sandler</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/bkuhn_ebb_org" title="Bradley Kuhn on Twitter">Bradley Kuhn</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/keynote2k" title="Tony Sebro on Twitter">Tony Sebro</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/Brett20XX" title="Brett Smith on Twitter">Brett Smith</a> -- none of this would be possible!</p>
 
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/conservancy" title="Software Freedom Conservancy on Twitter">Conservancy</a> is a public charity dedicated to the promotion and development of free and open source software, and is the fiscal sponsor of North Bay Python. Without Conservancy and the people behind it&mdash;namely <a href="https://twitter.com/o0karen0o" title="Karen Sandler on Twitter">Karen Sandler</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/bkuhn_ebb_org" title="Bradley Kuhn on Twitter">Bradley Kuhn</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/keynote2k" title="Tony Sebro on Twitter">Tony Sebro</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/Brett20XX" title="Brett Smith on Twitter">Brett Smith</a>&mdash;none of this would be possible!</p>
 

	
 
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Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
 

	
 
Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
 

	
 
Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for PyCon.
 

	
 
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
 

	
 
Contact Information
 
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If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff. Conference staff will be wearing t-shirts and/or badges that clearly identify them as staff. You may also contact venue staff and ask to be put in touch with the conference chair &mdash; Christopher Neugebauer.
 
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff. Conference staff will be wearing t-shirts and/or badges that clearly identify them as staff. You may also contact venue staff and ask to be put in touch with the conference chair&mdash;Christopher Neugebauer.
 

	
 
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If the matter is especially urgent, please call our Code of Conduct and safety incident hotline at XXX-YYY-ZZZZ. This number will automatically route to a member of the conference staff who can render assistance.
 

	
 
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
 

	
 
Procedure for Handling Harassment
 
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- [Attendee procedure for incident handling](/code-of-conduct/harassment-incidents "North Bay Python attendee procedure for incident handling")
 
- [Staff procedure for incident handling](/code-of-conduct/harassment-staff-procedures "North Bay Python staff procedure for incident handling")
 

	
 
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*This procedure has been adopted from the Ada Initiative's guide titled "[Conference anti-harassment/Responding to Reports](http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Responding_to_reports "Ada Initive Anti-harassment Guide on Responding to Reports")".*
 

	
 
1\. Keep in mind that all conference staff will be wearing a conference t-shirt/button with the word STAFF on it (or otherwise clearly marked as staff). The staff will also be prepared to handle the incident. All of our staff are informed of the [code of conduct policy](/code-of-conduct "North Bay Python Code of Conduct") and guide for handling harassment at the conference. *There will be a mandatory staff meeting onsite at the conference when this will be reiterated.*
 
1\. Keep in mind that all conference staff will be wearing a conference t-shirt/button with the word "STAFF" on it (or otherwise clearly marked as staff). The staff will also be prepared to handle the incident. All of our staff are informed of the [code of conduct policy](/code-of-conduct "North Bay Python Code of Conduct") and guide for handling harassment at the conference. *There will be a mandatory staff meeting onsite at the conference when this will be reiterated.*
 

	
 
2\. Report the harassment incident (preferably in writing) to a conference staff member. All reports are confidential. Please do not disclose public information about the incident until the staff have had sufficient time in which to address the situation. This is as much for your safety and protection as it is the other attendees.
 

	
 
When reporting the event to staff, try to gather as much information as available but do not interview people about the incident. Staff will assist you in writing the report/collecting information.
 

	
 
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- Identifying information (name/badge number) of the participant doing the harassing
 
- The behavior that was in violation
 
- The approximate time of the behavior (if different than the time the report was made)
 
- The circumstances surrounding the incident
 
- Other people involved in the incident
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<h2>Now accepting talk proposals for North Bay Python 2017</h2>
 

	
 
<p><span class="date">Monday, August 21, 2017</span> -- The North Bay Python team is excited to announce that the <a href="/program/call-for-proposals" title="North Bay Python Call for Proposals">call for proposals</a> (CFP) is now open! We are seeking speakers of all experience levels to contribute to our inaugural conference. The CFP will close on September 29, 2017.</p>
 
<p><span class="date">Monday, August 21, 2017</span>&mdash;The North Bay Python team is excited to announce that the <a href="/program/call-for-proposals" title="North Bay Python Call for Proposals">call for proposals</a> (CFP) is now open! We are seeking speakers of all experience levels to contribute to our inaugural conference. The CFP will close on September 29, 2017.</p>
 

	
 
<p>North Bay Python is a single-track event featuring two days of presentations by members of the community. The vast majority of the conference program will come from people who propose talks in our CFP process. Whether you use Python professionally, as a hobbyist, or are just excited about Python or programming or open source, we'd love to hear from you.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Our program committee, which is responsible for reviewing proposals, is interested in building a program that reflects the diversity of people who are using Python. Never given a presentation before but excited to share? We're here to help you craft a proposal and can refer you to quality resources for making your first conference talk. Not sure what to talk about, but interested in trying? We've got ideas for presentations we'd love to see and we're happy to share them with you!</p>
 

	
 
<p>In order to ensure a balanced program, we are proactively doing outreach to new and experienced speakers alike. We are also including a blind review phase in our <a href="/program/selection-process" title="North Bay Python proposal selection process">selection process</a> in order to combat bias. Our goal is to have no less than 33% of our speakers be not-men, ideally 50%, and to reflect the racial diversity of United States and Bay Area demographics.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or ideas you have. You can find us on <a href="https://twitter.com/northbaypython" title="North Bay Python on Twitter">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://facebook.com/northbaypython" title="North Bay Python on Facebook">Facebook</a>, and <a href="http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for #nbpy Channel on Freenode">IRC</a>, or you can <a href="mailto:program@northbaypython.org" title="program@northbaypython.org">email us</a>. Please, get started today! The <a href="/program/call-for-proposals" title="North Bay Python Call for Proposals">call for proposals</a> closes on September 29, 2017.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>North Bay Python joins Software Freedom Conservancy</h2>
 

	
 
<p><span class="date">Bloop, August Bleep, 2017</span> -- We are proud to announce that North Bay Python is now a member project of <a href="https://sfconservancy.org" title="Software Freedom Conservancy">Software Freedom Conservancy</a>, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to ethical technology and the development and promotion free and open source software. Conservancy will act as our fiscal sponsor, allowing our team to operate without managing our own corporate structure and administrative services.</p>
 
<p><span class="date">Bloop, August Bleep, 2017</span>&mdash;We are proud to announce that North Bay Python is now a member project of <a href="https://sfconservancy.org" title="Software Freedom Conservancy">Software Freedom Conservancy</a>, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to ethical technology and the development and promotion free and open source software. Conservancy will act as our fiscal sponsor, allowing our team to operate without managing our own corporate structure and administrative services.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Conservancy is home to many popular <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/projects/current/" title="Current Member Projects of the Software Freedom Conservancy">free and open source software projects</a>, like <a href="http://www.seleniumhq.org/" title="Selenium">Selenium</a>, <a href="https://www.phpmyadmin.net/" title="phpMyAdmin">phpMyAdmin</a>, <a href="https://twistedmatrix.com/trac/" title="Twisted">Twisted</a>, and <a href="https://www.gnome.org/outreachy/" title="Outreachy">Outreachy</a>, some of which run their own events. North Bay Python has the distinct honor of being the first member project that is exclusively focused on organizing community events.</p>
 

	
 
<p>We couldn't be more excited. We're celebrating by donating five free tickets to Outreachy interns and will be promoting member projects relevant to the Python community at the conference. Interested Outreachy interns should <a href="mailto:outreach@northbaypython.org" title="outreach@northbaypython.org">contact us</a>. We'll also have discounted tickets available for active financial supporters of Software Freedom Conservancy.</p>
 

	
 
<p>We look forward to working with Conservancy to advance software freedom and expand the community of Python developers. If this is the first time you've heard of Conservancy, we encourage you to check out <a href="https://sfconservancy.org" title="Software Freedom Conservancy">their website</a> and give them your support.</p>
 

	
 
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+ **August 21, 2017**: CFP opens
 
+ **September 29, 2017**: CFP closes
 
+ **Week of October 9**: Acceptance notifications sent
 
+ **Week of October 16**: Speaker confirmations due; program finalized and announced
 
+ **December 2–3, 2017**: Conference happens!
 

	
 
## Speakers
 

	
 
North Bay Python is dedicated to featuring a diverse and inclusive speaker lineup.
 

	
 
**All speakers will be expected to have read and adhere to the conference [Code of Conduct](/code-of-conduct "North Bay Python Code of Conduct"). 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.**
 

	
 
We will make every effort to provide accommodations for speakers and attendees of all abilities all we ask is that you let us know so we can prepare accordingly.
 
We will make every effort to provide accommodations for speakers and attendees of all abilities&mdash;all we ask is that you let us know so we can prepare accordingly.
 

	
 
North Bay Python is a conference in support of the local programmer community outside of the core San Francisco Bay Area tech scene. We aim to feature a mix of local and non-local speakers to offer a program with broad appeal. **All speakers will receive complimentary registration to the conference, and requests for further financial compensation to assist with travel will be considered on a case-by-case basis independent of the proposal's merits.**
 

	
 
## Talk formats
 

	
 
**Most of the talk slots will be short** approximately 25 to 30 minutes, including Q&A. If your ideas would benefit from a longer slot, please explain in your submission how you would use the additional time.
 
**Most of the talk slots will be short**&mdash;approximately 25 to 30 minutes, including Q&A. If your ideas would benefit from a longer slot, please explain in your submission how you would use the additional time.
 

	
 
## Topics
 

	
 
**We are a single track conference. This means that your talk needs to hold the attention of beginners to experienced developers alike.**
 

	
 
This doesnt mean that every talk needs to be a beginners talk: if youre talking about advanced concepts, people who are new to Python – or new to your library – should come away excited about the possibilities, and know how to learn the concepts that they need to get there.
 
This doesn't mean that every talk needs to be a beginner's talk: if you're talking about advanced concepts, people who are new to Python – or new to your library – should come away excited about the possibilities, and know how to learn the concepts that they need to get there.
 

	
 
This is a list of topics we think might go well in the North Bay Python program, but it is by no means exhaustive. If you have a talk idea on a subject not listed here and you think it fits well with our community and mission, we would love to hear about it!
 

	
 
+ The Python community
 
+ Python fundamentals
 
+ Useful libraries and tools
 
+ Testing in Python
 
+ Deploying, operating, or scaling Python
 
+ Organization and communication skills for software development
 
+ What Python can learn from other communities
 
+ Unexpected places Python gets used (Embedded systems! Health science!)
 
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+ Reviewing your outline, slide deck, or presenter notes
 
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## Submitting
 

	
 
To help us evaluate proposals and build our program, we would like as much detail as you can provide on your talk. At a minimum this should include: **a brief abstract (~500 characters) suitable for inclusion in a schedule page; a detailed prose summary (intended as the content for a talk detail page on the program site); and at least a rough outline of the structure including estimated timings for each section of your talk.**
 

	
 
If you've given your talk before, links to video or slides would be excellent, or if you've blogged about this topic links to your blog posts would be of use as well.
 

	
 
Your speaker profile includes a space for you to describe your prior experience giving talks this is your chance to talk yourself up and explain why you're the best person in the world to bring us your amazing ideas, so take advantage of it!
 
Your speaker profile includes a space for you to describe your prior experience giving talks&mdash;this is your chance to talk yourself up and explain why you're the best person in the world to bring us your amazing ideas, so take advantage of it!
 

	
 
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## Feedback and mentorship
 

	
 
**First time speakers are welcomed and encouraged; if you've never done this before but have an idea please contact the program committee to be connected with a mentor and receive guidance structuring your proposal and talk. Above all we want you to be successful and have a good time telling other attendees about your amazing ideas!**
 

	
 
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](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map "Wikipedia Entry on Mind Mapping") to expand upon your ideas or knowledge in search of a general topic
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