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Josh Simmons - 3 years ago 2018-07-04 19:22:50
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North Bay Python is seeking speakers of all experience levels to contribute to our second conference program! If 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.
 
North Bay Python is seeking speakers of all experience levels to contribute to our second conference program! We'd love to hear from you whether you use Python professionally, as a hobbyist, or are just excited about Python, programming, and free and open source software.
 

	
 
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### The North Bay Python 2018 CFP is open!
 

	
 
We've got lots of good information and resources below that you should read, but in case you've already read it and want to dive in now:
 
There's information and resources below that you should read, but in case you've already read it and want to dive in now:
 

	
 
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  <a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="/dashboard">Submit a Proposal</a>
 
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If you've never presented at a conference before and think you might like to try it, we want to hear from you! The program committee is *very* much interested in encouraging and supporting new speakers, and we will be able to provide detailed feedback and work with you to develop your proposal and talk content so you can give the best talk possible.
 
If you've never presented at a conference before and think you might like to try it, *we want to hear from you!* The program committee encourages and supports new speakers. We can provide detailed feedback and work with you to develop your proposal and talk content so you can give the best talk possible.
 

	
 
In the interest of transparency, we have documented our [selection process](/program/selection-process). Portions of this page were drawn from ideas seen on [DjangoCon EU](https://djangocon.eu), [SeaGL](https://seagl.org), [Fog City Ruby](http://www.fogcityruby.com/speak/), and others. Thanks to all for their inspiration and permission to borrow!
 
Curious about how we choose talks? You can read about our [selection process](/program/selection-process).
 

	
 
Portions of this page were drawn from ideas seen on [DjangoCon EU](https://djangocon.eu), [SeaGL](https://seagl.org), [Fog City Ruby](http://www.fogcityruby.com/speak/), and others. Thanks to all for their inspiration and permission to borrow!
 

	
 
## Dates<a name="dates"></a>
 

	
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## Speaker Benefits
 
**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.**
 

	
 
**All accepted speakers receive complimentary tickets to the conference. Financial assistance for travel and lodging is considered on a case-by-case basis independent of each proposal's merits.**
 

	
 
## Speakers<a name="speakers"></a>
 

	
 
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). 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.**
 
**All speakers are expected to read and adhere to the [Code of Conduct](/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.
 
We will make every effort to accommodate speakers and attendees with disabilities&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.
 

	
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+ 78% from the San Francisco Bay Area, including 25% from Sonoma County
 
+ 5% from elsewhere in California
 
+ 17% from other US states, and internationally.
 
+ 17% from other US states, and internationally
 

	
 
30% of attendees were women or non-binary.
 

	
 
Our attendees range in experience from students and new graduates, through to career professionals with more than 30 years in the industry. Our professional attendees work in many roles, including software engineers, CTO-level executives, DevOps engineers, data scientists, front-end engineers and mobile developers.
 
Our attendees range in experience from students and new graduates, through to career professionals with more than 30 years in the industry. Our professional attendees work in many roles, including software engineers, CTO-level executives, DevOps engineers, data scientists, front-end engineers, and mobile developers.
 

	
 
48% of our attendees had never attended a Python-focused conference before North Bay Python. 15% of our attendees made North Bay Python their first tech conference.
 

	
 
## Talk Formats<a name="talk-formats"></a>
 

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

	
 

	
 
## Topics<a name="topics"></a>
 

	
 
**We are a single track conference. This means that your talk needs to hold the attention of beginners and experienced developers alike.**
 
**This is a single track conference, so your talk needs to hold the attention of both beginners and experienced developers. That *doesn't* mean every talk needs to be a beginner-level talk.**
 

	
 
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.
 
If you're talking about advanced concepts, people who are new to Python or your library should come away excited about the possibilities, and be aware of the 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 [hear about it](mailto:program@northbaypython.org)!
 
Here are just a few topics we think might go well in the North Bay Python program. 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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## Resources<a name="resources"></a>
 

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

	
 
This [public speaking](https://github.com/vmbrasseur/Public_Speaking) repository, maintained by [VM Brasseur](https://twitter.com/vmbrasseur), has many useful resources to help you prepare a proposal and polish your talk.
 

	
 
### Office Hours and Mentorship<a name="mentorship"></a>
 

	
 
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!
 
First time speakers are welcomed and we want to help! We offer mentorship, feedback, and host live drop-in workshops online. 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.
 
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 connect with a mentor and get help.
 

	
 
Our office hours will be held twice every week **Wednesday at 7pm** and **Friday at 3pm** Pacific Time starting July 11 and finishing August 10. 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.
 

	
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## Submitting<a name="submitting"></a>
 

	
 
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.**
 
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)
 
+ Optionally, 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.
 
If you've given the talk before, links to video or slides would be excellent. If you've blogged about this topic links to your posts would be useful, too.
 

	
 
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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## How to Write Your Proposal<a name="how-to-write-your-proposal"></a>
 

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