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Joshua Simmons - 3 years ago 2017-08-20 03:47:15
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tighten up mentorship copy, also change html to markdown
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## Dates
 

	
 
+ **August 21, 2017**: CFP opens
 
+ **September 29, 2017**: CFP closes
 
+ **August 21**: CFP opens
 
+ **September 29**: 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!
 
+ **December 2–3**: Conference happens!
 

	
 
## Speakers
 

	
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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
 
## 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.
 

	
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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">hear about it</a>!
 
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](mailto:program@northbaypython.org)!
 

	
 
+ The Python community
 
+ Python fundamentals
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### 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">email us</a> or drop by <a href="https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy">#nbpy on the Freenode IRC network</a> anytime to ask questions.
 
First time speakers are welcomed and encouraged. In order to support speakers, we offer mentorship and feedback, are running office hours, and hosting a speaker training on the Friday before North Bay Python. Above all we want you to be successful and have a good time telling other attendees about your ideas!
 

	
 
You can [contact the program committee](mailto:program@northbaypython.org) via email or drop by [#nbpy on the Freenode IRC network](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy) anytime to be connected with a mentor and receive guidance structuring your proposal and talk.
 

	
 
Our office hours will be held weekly every **Wednesday at 7pm** and **Friday at 3pm** Pacific Time starting August 21 and finishing September 29. We'll be holding them on IRC, a chat protocol, in the #nbpy channel on the Freenode network. New to IRC? You can use [this web client](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy) to connect.
 

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

	
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+ 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="https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nbpy">#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">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.**
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  <a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="/dashboard">Submit a Proposal</a>
 
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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">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!**
 
## How to Write Your Proposal
 

	
 
If you have an idea (or don't!) and want to speak, here's a very rough process of what you should do next:
 

	
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