EuroPython Society

Organizers of the EuroPython conference series. Working for the Python community.
EuroPython Society

EuroPython 2019: First batch of accepted sessions

europython:

Our program work group (WG) has been working hard over the weekend to select the sessions for EuroPython 2019.

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We’re now happy to announce the first batch with:

brought to you by 129 speakers.

More advanced talks than in previous EuroPython editions

We are glad that the Python community has heard our call to submit more advanced talks this year. This will make EuroPython 2019 even more interesting than our previous edition.

Waiting List

Some talks are still in the waiting list. We will inform all speakers who have submitted talks about the selection status by email.

PyData EuroPython 2019

As in previous years, we will have lots of PyData talks and trainings:

  • 4 trainings on Monday and Tuesday (July 8-9)
  • 34 talks on Wednesday and Thursday (July 10-11)
  • no PyData talks on Friday (July 12)

Full Schedule

The full schedule will be available early in June.

Training Tickets & Combined Tickets

If you want to attend the trainings offered on the training days (July 8-9), please head over to the registration page in the next couple of days. Sales are going strong and we only have 300 tickets available.

Combined tickets are new this year and allow attending both training and conference days with a single ticket.


Enjoy,

EuroPython 2019 Team
https://ep2019.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/ 

EuroPython 2019: Conference and training ticket sale opens today

europython:

We will be starting the EuroPython 2019 conference and training ticket sales

today (Monday) at 12:00 CEST.

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https://ep2019.europython.eu/registration/buy-tickets/


Only 300 training tickets available

After the rush to the early-bird tickets last week (we sold more than 290 tickets in 10 minutes), we expect a rush to the regular and training tickets this week as well.

We only have 300 training tickets available, so if you want to attend the training days, please consider getting your ticket soon.

Available ticket types

We will have the following ticket types available:

  • regular conference tickets - admission to the conference days (July 10-12) and sprints (July 13-14)
  • training tickets - admission to the training days (July 8-9)
  • combined tickets - admission to training, conference and sprint days (July 8-14)

Please see our registration page for full details on the available tickets.

As reminder, here’s the conference layout:

  • Monday & Tuesday, July 8 & 9: Trainings, Beginners’ Day and other workshops
  • Wednesday–Friday, July 10–12: Conference talks, keynotes & exhibition
  • Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14: Sprints

Combined Tickets

These are a new ticket type we are introducing for EuroPython 2019, to simplify purchase and check-in at the conference for attendees who want to attend the complete EuroPython 2019 week with a single ticket.

To make the ticket more attractive, we are granting a small discount compared to purchasing training and conference tickets separately.


Enjoy,

EuroPython 2019 Team
https://ep2019.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2019: Early-bird ticket sales open today

europython:

As previously announced, we will be opening early-bird tickets sales today at 12:00 CEST.

We will have 200 early-bird tickets available when we open up ticket sales. They offer a discount of up to 50% over the standard rate and are usually sold out within a few hours. In 2018 early bird tickets were sold out in just 45 minutes.  

Please have your credit cards ready, in case you want to buy early-bird tickets. We won’t support Paypal payments this year due to the issues we ran into with their service last year.

For more details on tickets, please see our registration page:

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Guido van Rossum Core Developer Grant

For Python Core Developers, we have put a special grant in place, which will allow core developers to get free tickets to the conference. We will issue coupon codes for the regular tickets in the coming days, since we’d like to keep the early-bird tickets for people who are not eligible for such grants, refunds or discounts.

If you want to sign up, please check our grant page for details on how to apply.


Enjoy,

EuroPython 2019 Team
https://ep2019.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2019: Call for Sponsors

europython:

Reach out to many enthusiastic Python developers, users and professionals in Basel this July !

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Sponsoring EuroPython guarantees you highly targeted visibility and the opportunity to present yourself and your company in a professional and innovative environment.

Also, as a sponsor of EuroPython 2019, you will directly help promote the work of a great open-source community which is becoming a powerhouse of technological development and innovation.

Want to know more ?

Head over to the sponsor packages page and feel free to contact us directly with any questions at sponsoring@europython.eu

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Special offer for early bird sponsors

Sponsors who sign up before or on May 17, will receive a special 10% discount on the sponsor package price.

Become a sponsor and support EuroPython 2019 today !

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2019 Team
https://ep2019.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2019: Call for Proposals

europython:

We are happy to announce the Call for Proposals is now open. The CfP will close on Sunday in two weeks:

Sunday, May 12 23:59:59 CEST

Please submit your proposal via our website:

https://ep2019.europython.eu/events/call-for-proposals/

We’re looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organization. EuroPython is a community conference and we are eager to hear about your experience.

Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel may be interested.

Presenting at EuroPython

We will accept a broad range of presentations, from reports on academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program.

Can you show something new and useful? Can you show the attendees how to: use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an application? If so, please consider submitting a talk.

PyData EuroPython 2019

As usual there will be a PyData track at this year’s conference. Please submit your papers for the PyData track through the EuroPython form. Any suitable (i.e. data science, AI  and analytics)  submission will be considered for the PyData track.
The PyData track is run in cooperation with NumFocus.

The 2019 PyData track will be on Tuesday (trainings), Wednesday  (talks) and Thursday (talks).

There are six different kinds of contributions that you can present at EuroPython:

Formats

Talks and trainings should be held in English language only.

Regular Talk / approx. 110 slots

These are standard “talks with slides”, allocated in slots of

The Q&A session, if present, is included in the time slot. 3-5 Minutes for Q&A is a good practice.

We will only offer a limited number of 60 minute slots, please only choose these slots for in-depth sessions or topics which require more background information.

  • 30 minutes (ca. 50%)
  • 45 minutes (ca. 34%)
  • 60 minutes (ca. 16%)

We are looking for an approx. distribution of expertise (Python or domain expertise)

  • 40% Beginners
  • 25% Intermediate
  • 25% Advanced

Trainings / 16 slots

Deep-dive into a subject with all details. These sessions are apporx. 3 hours long. The training attendees will be encouraged to bring a laptop. They should be prepared with less slides and more source code. Room capacity for the trainings rooms is approx. 100 seats.

Panels

A panel is group of three to six experts plus a moderator discussing a matter in depth, an intensive exchange of (maybe opposite) opinions. A panel may be 30-60 minutes long. We have introduced this interactive format for EuroPython 2017 due to the many requests we have received to make the conference more interactive and have more challenging / mind-bending content in place.  Please note if you suggest a panel you will have to organise the panelists and coordinate with the Program WG, panelist will require a ticket to the conference.

Interactive

This is a completely open 60-minute format. Feel free to make your suggestions. There are only two rules: it must be interactive, real-time human-to-human-interaction and of course compliant with the EuroPython Code of Conduct.

Posters / 20 slots

Posters are a graphical way to describe a project or a technology, printed in large formats; posters are exhibited at the conference, can be read at any time by participants, and can be discussed face to face with their authors during the poster session.

Helpdesk / 6 slots

Helpdesks are a great way to share your experience on a technology, by offering to help people answering their questions and solving their practical problems. You can run a helpdesk by yourself or with colleagues and friends. Each helpdesk will be open for 3 hours in total, 1.5 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the afternoon. People looking for help will sign up for a 30 minute slot and talk to you. There is no specific preparation needed; you just need to be proficient in the technology you run the helpdesk for.

Lightning Talks

A lightning talk (LT) is a short presenatation which must not be longer than five minute. LTs are not via the CfP but walk-in registations, see here.  

Community Based Talk Voting

Attendees who have bought a ticket in time for the Talk Voting period gain the right to vote for talks submitted during the Call For Proposals.

The Program WG will also set aside a number of slots which they will then select based on other criteria to e.g. increase diversity or give a chance to less mainstream topics.

Conference Layout

Please note that the conference layout has changed in 2018, the main conference (talks) is now only three days:

  • Monday and Tuesday:
    trainings, workshops, Beginners’ Day, DjangoGirls
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
    talks, panels, posters, helpdesks, open sessions,… (no trainings!).

Discounts for Content Contributors

Since EuroPython is a not-for-profit community conference, it is not possible to pay out rewards for talks or trainings. For talks, posters, help desk and organising a panels or interactive sessions we will give out a 25% discount coupon valid for one conference ticket. Trainers will receive a 100% discount coupon for both a conference ticket and a training pass to compensate for the longer preparation time. See here for more details.

Inappropriate Language and Imagery

Please consider that EuroPython is a conference with an audience from a broad geographical area which spans countries and regions with vastly different cultures. What might be considered a “funny, inoffensive joke” in a region might be really offensive (if not even unlawful) in another. If you want to add humor, references and images to your talk, avoid any choice that might be offensive to a group which is different from yours, and pay attention to our EuroPython Code of Conduct.


Enjoy,

EuroPython 2019 Team
https://ep2019.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/

Announcing the Guido van Rossum Core Developer Grant

At the last General Assembly of the EuroPython Society (EPS) at EuroPython 2018 in Edinburgh, we voted on a new grant program we want to put in place for future EuroPython conferences.

We all love Python and this is one of the main reasons we are putting on EuroPython year after year, serving the “cast of thousands” which support Python. But we also believe it is important to give something back to the main team of developers who have contributed lots of their time and energy to make Python happen: the Python Core Developers.

This group is small, works countless hours, often in their free time and often close to burnout due to not enough new core developers joining the team.

Free Tickets for Python Core Developers

To help with growing the team, putting it more into the spotlight and give them a place to meet, demonstrate their work and a stage to invite new developers, we decided to give Python Core Developers free entry to future EuroPython conferences, starting with EuroPython 2019 in Basel, Switzerland

In recognition of Guido’s almost 30 years of leading this team, and with his permission, we have named the grant “Guido van Rossum Core Developer Grant”.

Details of the grant program are available on our core grant page:

https://www.europython-society.org/core-grant

PS: If you are a core developer and want to organize a workshop, language summit or similar event at EuroPython 2019, please get in touch with our program workgroup soon, so that we can arrange rooms, slots, etc.

PPS: If you want to become a core developer, please have a look at the Python Dev Guide.

Enjoy,

EuroPython Society Board
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2019: Kicking off the organization

Today, we’re happy to announce our pre-launch website under the official EuroPython 2019 URL:

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https://ep2019.europython.eu/

Dates and Venues

EuroPython will be held from July 8-14 2019 in Basel, Switzerland, at the Congress Center Basel (BCC) for the main conference days (Wed-Fri) and the FHNW Muttenz for the workshops/trainings/sprints days (Mon-Tue, Sat-Sun).

We will continue to list information on the FAQ & Info page as it becomes available.

Enjoy,

EuroPython Society Board
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2019: Venue and location selected

After a very work intense RFP with more than 40 venues competing, 17 entries, and two rounds of refinements, we are now happy to announce the winner:

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EuroPython 2019 will be held in 
Basel, Switzerland, from July 8 - 14 2019

We will now start work on the contracts and get the organization going, so that we can all enjoy another edition of EuroPython next year.

Many thanks,

EuroPython Society Board
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2019: RFP First Round Response

We are happy to announce that we have received 17 RFP submissions for EP2019 from various venues all across Europe.

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Review will take longer

This large number was a somewhat unexpected and the work to review all these proposals is taking longer as a result.

Since we want to give all RFP submissions a fair chance, we will therefore postpone the selection announcement until Wednesday next week, 2018-11-07, and adjust the timeline for the second round accordingly.

Updated timeline for the RFP

First round:

  • Start of RFP process: 2018-09-28
  • Deadline for RFP vendor questions: 2018-10-05
  • Vendor questions answered by: 2018-10-12
  • First round submission deadline: 2018-10-19
  • Second round candidates will be informed until: 2018-11-07

Second round:

  • Second round RFP questions posted: 2018-11-16
  • Deadline for RFP vendor questions: 2018-11-21
  • Vendor questions answered by: 2018-11-23
  • Final submission deadline: 2018-11-28
  • Final candidate will be informed until: 2018-12-07

Many thanks,
– 
EuroPython Society Board
https://www.europython-society.org/