[Zope-Annce] Python 11 proposals deadline is February 15th!

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 10:15:52 -0500

The Python 11 Conference is being held July 7-11 in Portland, Oregon
as part of OSCON 2003.


The deadline for proposals is February 15th!

You only need to have your proposal in this week, you don't need to
worry about trying to put together the complete presentation or
tutorial materials at this time.

Proposal submissions page:

Few proposals have been submitted so far, we need many more to have a
successful Python 11 conference. If you have submitted a proposal for
one of the other Python conferences this year such as PyCon, I
encourage you to go ahead and submit the proposal to Python 11 as
well. If you are presenting at the Python UK Conference or EuroPython,
but are unable to attend Python 11, you should consider having another
team member do the presentation.

The theme of OSCON 2003 is "Embracing and Extending Proprietary
Software".  Papers and presentations on how to successfully transition
away from proprietary software would also be good, but it is not
necessary for your proposal to cover the theme, proposals just need to
be related to Python.


Free registration for speakers (except lightning talks).  Tutorial
speakers also get a honorarium, and some of their hotel and travel
costs are covered.


2003 O'Reilly Open Source Convention Call For Participation
Embracing and Extending Proprietary Software

O'Reilly & Associates invites programmers, developers, strategists,
and technical staff to submit proposals to lead tutorial and conference
sessions at the 2003 Open Source Software Convention, slated for
July 7-11 in Portland, OR.

Proposals are due February 15, 2003. For more information please
visit our OSCON website http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/

The theme this year is "Embracing and Extending Proprietary Software."
Few companies use only one vendor's software on desktops, back office,
and servers. Variety in operating systems and applications is becoming
the norm, for sound financial and technical reasons. With variety comes
the need for open unencumbered standards for data exchange and service
interoperability. You can address the theme from any angle you like--for
example, you might talk about migrating away from commercial software
such as Microsoft Windows, or instead place your emphasis on coexistence.

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--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)