wiki:EuroPython 2016

EuroPython 2016

Important Details

Milestones

These are the dates for the milestones (the bold ones are fixed, the other ones are still flexible):

  • 2015-09-30: Finalize EuroPython 2015 conference finances (TBD)
  • 2016-02-14: Launch main website (planned: 2015-11-01)
  • 2016-02-18: Send out CfP for everything: talks, posters, trainings
  • 2016-02-23: Start early bird ticket sales (until sold out, then switch to regular prices; planned: 2016-01-11)
  • 2016-03-02: Start standard ticket sales (planned: 2016-01-18)
  • 2016-03-06: Last CfP submission day; with optional extension by one week (we did not extend it)
  • 2016-03-14: Start talk voting
  • 2016-03-20: End talk voting
  • 2016-03-27: Announce session list (planned for 2016-03-21)
  • 2016-04-16: Announce schedule (planned 2016-04-10)
  • 2016-06-06: Start "hot topics" CfP
  • 2016-06-12: Final "hot topics" CfP submission day
  • 2016-06-17: Deadline for conference brochure content (ads, talk descriptions, etc.)
  • 2016-06-17: Last day for refund requests
  • 2016-06-19: Announce accepted "hot topics" talks
  • 2016-07-01: End of regular price ticket sales, switch to on-site ticket rates
  • 2016-07-17: Beginner's day (BA)
  • 2016-07-17: Conference setup at the ECC
  • 2015-07-18: Start of conference
  • 2015-07-22: Close of conference and take down at the ECC (afternoon)
  • 2015-07-23: Sprints day 1 at the University (BA)
  • 2015-07-24: Sprints day 2 at the University (BA)

On-site Team

ACPySS, the Python San Sebastian Society, will provide the on-site team for EuroPython 2016.

Please see On-site Team WG for details.

Resources

Feedback and Statistics

Improvements for 2016

  • Find dates which don't clash with OSCON (they use July as conference month as well): http://www.oscon.com/open-source-2015
  • Find dates which don't clash with PyData (they are a perfect satellite event for EuroPython): http://pydata.org/
  • Find dates which don't clash with Euskal Encounter (2016-07-21/25): http://www.euskalencounter.org/en/
  • Find dates which are not close to other big conference events in the same location or close by (these typically cause the hotel prices to go through the roof).
  • PyCon US 2016 in Portland, Oregon will be from May 30 - June 1 2016 (the main conference days)
  • Don't have a conference booklet, but instead just a leaflet which covers the schedule, the most important conference details and the sponsor logos
  • Put restrictions on the talk title length and abstract; it may even be good to have an abstract and extra proposal info field in the CFP data to reduce the size of the abstracts.
  • Make sure we have some "Introduction to Python" trainings on the first or second day
  • Have a first time speaker coaching session on the first or second day

The full document with ideas for improvements can be found here: Improvements for organizing EuroPython 2016.

Improvements from 2015

We collected all feedback and ideas on the following page:

Improvements from 2014


Improvements for 2017

Please list these on the EuroPython 2017 page.

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