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Speaking at PyTexas

Conference format

PyTexas is a single-track conference with a total attendence of ~250 people.

Call for proposals

  • The Call For Proposals (CFP) opens October 1, 2024
  • The Call For Proposals (CFP) closes on January 14, 2025 at 11:59pm CST

Talks

Talks must be 25 minutes long, including any optional Q&A.

PyTexas does Q&A a little different. All questions, both for in-person and virtual attendees, are submitted via slido. Users submit questions via a browser, allowing others to see and upvote their favorite questions. Questions are moderated by our team and asked on stage by our emcees.

If you have an idea for a presentation that doesn’t fit the above guidelines, please submit it anyway. If it’s interesting enough, we’ll arrange our program around it.

Tutorials

Tutorials are 2.5 - 3 hours long and take place the Friday before the main conference.

We have 2 tutorial slots open. We will expect a detailed outline about the content being taught and learning objectives for each tutorial submission.

Who should submit a proposal?

Everyone! We want all kinds of proposals from people of all experience levels. Whether you’ve never given a talk at a conference, or have given dozens. Whether you just discovered Python, or are an old hand. Whether you’re a programmer, designer, scientist, or music theorist (or whatever). We want to hear what you have to share!

What should I give a talk on?

Your talk can be about anything related to the Python programming language or of interest to the Python community. Some specific areas that people have expressed interest in for talks this year include:

  • General Python programming
  • Web Applications
  • Python Game Development
  • DevOps
  • Scientific Computing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Software Testing
  • Data Visualization
  • Python in Education
  • Open Source and Community
  • And more!

Some other ideas might be:

  • How you used Python to solve a specific problem.
  • Your favorite Python library
  • How to broaden diversity within the Python community.
  • Development tools for Python (or written in Python)
  • etc.

Does PyTexas offer any financial support for speakers?

PyTexas provides speakers a complimentary ticket to the conference. If you require financial support to travel to PyTexas, we do offer financial support to anyone that needs it, regardless of whether they are a speaker or not.