EuroPython 2014 flyers available — Spread the word!
Dear European Python communities,
we created a EuroPython 2014 flyer for promoting the conference at various other events over the next weeks and months. We encourage everyone going to related conferences or events spreading the word about EuroPython 2014. Just send an email to the EuroPython helpdesk with information about who you are (name and postal address), how many flyers you need and information about the event where you intend to distribute the flyer.
In addition we ask all local Python user groups and communities to add the EuroPython 2014 logo to their website and a link to the EuroPython 2014 website.
The success of EuroPython 2014 also depends on you!
Spread the word!
Thank you very much in advance.
We started today with the review process for the submitted proposals. 248 proposals for talks and 38 proposals for trainings have been submitted. The Call for Proposals for posters is still open until 12/04/2014. Rejected proposals can be resubmitted for the poster session.
All registered reviewers can now start with the review process. You just have to login with your account into the ep2014.europython.eu site and click on the “Reviews” menu. There is a lot of work to be done so please start early.
The review phase ends on 30/03/2014.
Thank you all in advance for submitting this huge amount of proposals and all reviewers.
EuroPython organizer meeting and EuroPython Webteam software sprint
We would like to point out that the next EuroPython organizer meeting will take place on 13/03/2014. Volunteers are invited to meet with the Berlin organizer team.
There is also a Webteam software sprint scheduled for 22-23/03/2014. if you are fit with Django (CMS) and Python of course, please join us.
Have you seen our Accommodation page? We have arranged special prices with some hotels and hostels near the venue location. Always compare the prices with the ones of hotel booking sites. Berlin also offers a variety of options for booking private apartments or private rooms for reasonable rates. In addition we set up an ether pad for attendees interested in room sharing. Please add your room requests or offers to the ether pad if you are looking for a cheap option and if you don’t worry to share a room with other Pythonistas.
Preparing for the CFP 2015: CFPs for 2011, 2013 and 2014 online
In order to give local teams a better idea of what organizing a EuroPython conference is all about, we have put the call for proposals for recent editions of the EuroPython conference online:
For the 2015 edition we are aiming at a new setup, which will hopefully make things a lot easier for the local teams submitting proposals. The details are still in the works, but we’ve already put a high level description up on our Call for Participation page.
Note that we are also changing the term to “Call for Participation”, since the “Call for Proposals" is often used for requesting submission of talks and papers to a conference.
Call for Volunteers
EuroPython is organized and run by volunteers from the Python community. Everyone who is attending EuroPython is welcome, and all help is very much appreciated.
Want to get started? Read about the various opportunities to get involved below, and consider signing up for the EuroPython! It’s how our community stays informed throughout the year, and signing up doesn’t commit you to anything.
Call for Proposals extended until 16/02/2014
We extended the deadline for the Call for Proposals for a week until 16/02/2014 23:59:59 CET. So you have one more week to submit your favorite talk topic or proposal for a training or a poster.
Call for Reviewers: get involved and and help the EuroPython program committee
Talk, training and poster presentations will be selected from the proposals by a team of reviewers.
Anybody is invited to join the reviewer team, including people who also submitted proposals.
Call for Reviewers
Early Bird “Personal” tickets sold out - next batch on Monday, 10.02.2014
The Early Bird ticket sale for EuroPython went much better than expected. All one hundred tickets of the “Personal” category have been sold within one day. The organization team decided to offer 50 more “Personal” tickets to Early Bird conditions starting Monday, 10.02.2014 11:00 UTC (12:00 CET).
EuroPython Financial Assistance
We offer special grants for people in need of a financial aid to join EuroPython. Follow these instructions to apply for a grant.
As part of our commitment to help everyone joining EuroPython, we are pleased to announce that we offer conference grants at 3 categories:
Ticket discount: Get 50% off of the conference ticket you’ve booked
Free ticket: Get a standard ticket for the conference for free (including full access to talks, trainings, sprints, official social event on Wednesday evening …)
Ticket and travel costs: Get a standard ticket for free and we will cover the travel and accommodation costs pro rata, depending on what you are applying for.
For more details please check the Financial Assistance page.