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Our team of North Bay and Bay Area locals has years of experience building communities, running events, and, of course, programming. We're also all-in on cultivating a more inclusive culture.
 

	
 
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<h2>Contact 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>
 

	
 
<p>You can also find us all over the internet, including:</p>
 

	
 
<ul>
 
  <li><a href="https://facebook.com/northbaypython" title="North Bay Python on Facebook">Facebook</a></li>
 
  <li><a href="https://twitter.com/northbaypython" title="North Bay Python on Twitter">Twitter</a></li>
 
  <li><a href="http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for North Bay Python's #nbpy Channel on Freenode">IRC (#nbpy on Freenode)</a></li>
 
  <li><a href="https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for North Bay Python's #nbpy Channel on Freenode">IRC (#nbpy on Freenode)</a></li>
 
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<h2>Meet the Team</h2>
 

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

	
 
<p><img src="{% static "images/team/chris.jpg" %}" alt="Christopher Neugebauer" class="team-headshot">Christopher 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. (<a href="https://twitter.com/chrisjrn" title="Christopher Neugebauer on Twitter">@chrisjrn on Twitter</a>)</p>
 

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

	
 
<p><img src="{% static "images/team/sam.jpg" %}" alt="Sam Kitajima-Kimbrel" class="team-headshot">Sam is a Python developer and distributed-systems "enthusiast" hailing from Seattle by birth, New York by nurture, and the Bay Area by choice. Five years ago he attended his first PyCon US and hasn't been able to break the habit; after making the jump from audience to stage in 2014 and speaking regularly at events around the world, he was thrilled to join 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. (<a href="https://twitter.com/skimbrel" title="Sam Kitajima-Kimbrel on Twitter">@skimbrel on Twitter</a>)</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Andrew Godwin</h4>
 

	
 
<p><img src="{% static "images/team/andrew.jpg" %}" alt="Andrew Godwin" class="team-headshot">Andrew 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. (<a href="https://twitter.com/andrewgodwin" title="Andrew Godwin on Twitter">@andrewgodwin on Twitter</a>)</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Josh Simmons</h4>
 
<p><img src="{% static "images/team/josh.jpg" %}" alt="Josh Simmons" class="team-headshot">Josh is a community organizer and web developer with a penchant for armchair philosophy 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. (<a href="https://twitter.com/joshsimmons" title="Josh Simmons on Twitter">@joshsimmons on Twitter</a>)</p>
 

	
 

	
 
<h2>Advisors</h2>
 

	
 
<p>We acknowledge that our small team has limited perspective, and that to build a truly inclusive event, we need to seek the perspectives of a diverse range of people. We thank the following people and organizations for providing us with advice along the way.</p>
 

	
 
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  <li><a href="https://twitter.com/vavroom" title="Nicolas Steenhout on Twitter">Nicolas Steenhout</a> is helping us with accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities.</li>
 
  <li><a href="https://twitter.com/vmbrasseur" title="VM Brasseur on Twitter">VM (Vicky) Brasseur</a> is helping us run an excellent call for proposals, design our office hours program, and support new speakers with speaker training.</li>
 
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<h2>Supporting Organizations</h2>
 
<h4>Software Freedom Conservancy</h4>
 

	
 
<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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<h2>Now accepting talk proposals for North Bay Python 2017</h2>
 

	
 
<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 and 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>
 
<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="https://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>
 

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

	
 
<p><span class="date">Wednesday, August 16, 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://pypy.org/" title="PyPy">PyPy</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 participants and will be promoting member projects relevant to the Python community at the conference. Interested Outreachy alums (past or present) 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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## Dates
 

	
 
+ **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&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**&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 and experienced developers alike.**
 

	
 
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 your library should come away excited about the possibilities, and know what concepts they need to learn 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 <a href="mailto:program@northbaypython.org" title="program@northbaypython.org">hear about it</a>!
 

	
 
+ 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
 
+ Accessibility in Python (and other) software
 
+ Unexpected places Python gets used (Embedded systems! Health science!)
 
+ ... and anything else we might not have thought of!
 

	
 
## Resources
 

	
 
This [public speaking](https://github.com/vmbrasseur/Public_Speaking "Public Speaking Resource Repository by VM Brasseur") repository, maintained by [VM Brasseur](https://twitter.com/vmbrasseur "VM Brasseur on Twitter"), has many useful resources to help you polish your proposals and talks.
 

	
 
### Office Hours and Mentorship
 

	
 
The program committee will be holding regularly-scheduled office hours during the CFP period to help you organize proposals. You are also welcome to <a href="mailto:program@northbaypython.org" title="program@northbaypython.org">email us</a> or drop by <a href="http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for #nbpy Channel on Freenode">#nbpy on the Freenode IRC network</a> anytime to ask questions.
 
The program committee will be holding regularly-scheduled office hours during the CFP period to help you organize proposals. You are also welcome to <a href="mailto:program@northbaypython.org" title="program@northbaypython.org">email us</a> or drop by <a href="https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for #nbpy Channel on Freenode">#nbpy on the Freenode IRC network</a> anytime to ask questions.
 

	
 
We're happy to help with any of the following:
 

	
 
+ Exploring and brainstorming your interests to help you identify hidden things that would make great talks
 
+ Connecting you with experienced speakers to help build your proposal and talk
 
+ Reviewing your outline, slide deck, or presenter notes
 
+ Connecting you with rehearsal audiences or even just watching you present over a video conference as practice
 
+ Anything else that'd help you be at ease and excited about bringing your ideas to our audience!
 

	
 
Our office hours are scheduled for every <strong>Wednesday at 7pm</strong> and <strong>Friday at 3pm</strong> Pacific Time. They will take place in <a href="http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for #nbpy Channel on Freenode">#nbpy on the Freenode IRC network</a>. IRC is a web chat protocol and you can use <a href="http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for #nbpy Channel on Freenode">this IRC web client</a> to connect.
 
Our office hours are scheduled for every <strong>Wednesday at 7pm</strong> and <strong>Friday at 3pm</strong> Pacific Time. They will take place in <a href="https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for #nbpy Channel on Freenode">#nbpy on the Freenode IRC network</a>. IRC is a web chat protocol and you can use <a href="https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy" title="IRC Web Client for #nbpy Channel on Freenode">this IRC web client</a> to connect.
 

	
 
+ Wednesday, August 23 at 7pm
 
+ Friday, August 25 at 3pm
 
+ Wednesday, August 30 at 7pm
 
+ Friday, September 1 at 3pm
 
+ Wednesday, September 6 at 7pm 
 
+ Friday, September 8 at 3pm
 
+ Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm
 
+ Friday, September 15 at 3pm
 
+ Wednesday, September 20 at 7pm
 
+ Friday, September 22 at 3pm
 
+ Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm
 
+ Friday, September 29 at 3pm
 

	
 
## 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 description (~400 characters) suitable for inclusion in a schedule page; a brief prose abstract (intended as the content for a talk detail page on the program site); and, if you'd like, 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&mdash;this is your chance to talk yourself up and explain how you're qualified to share your 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 <a href="mailto:program@northbaypython.org" title="program@northbaypython.org">contact the program committee</a> 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
 
+ 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
 
+ Attend our office hours to get help building up your submission
 
+ Practice!
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