Thursday, May 14, 2009

PyOhio CFP, May 15

A reminder: Proposals for PyOhio talks (tutorials, etc.) are due May 15 - tomorrow!

PyOhio 2009, the second annual Python programming mini-conference for Ohio and surrounding areas, will take place Saturday-Sunday, July 25-26, 2009 at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. A variety of activities are planned, including tutorials, scheduled talks, Lightning Talks, and Open Spaces. PyOhio will be free of charge.

PyOhio invites all interested people to submit proposals for scheduled talks and tutorials. PyOhio will accept abstracts on any topics of interest to Python programmers.

Standard presentations are expected to last 40 minutes with a 10 minute question-and-answer period. Other talk formats will also be considered, however; please indicate your preferred format in your proposal. Hands-on tutorial sessions are also welcomed. Tutorial instructors should indicate the expected length

PyOhio is especially interested in hosting a Beginners' Track for those new to Python or new to programming in general. If your proposal would be suitable for inclusion in the Beginners' Track, please indicate so. Organizers will work with speakers and instructors in the Beginners' Track to help them coordinate their talks/tutorials into a smooth, coherent learning curve for new Python users.

All proposals should include abstracts no longer than 500 words in length. Abstracts must include the title, summary of the presentation, the expertise level targeted, and a brief description of the area of Python programming it relates to.

All proposals should be emailed to for review. Please submit proposals by May 15, 2009. Accepted speakers will be notified by June 1.

You can read more about the conference at

If you have questions about proposals, please email You can also contact the PyOhio organizers at

Sunday, May 10, 2009

pyCologne Python User Group, Cologne, Germany, May, 13th, Announcement

The next meeting of pyCologne will take place

Wednesday, May, 13th
starting about 6.30 pm - 6.45 pm
at Room 0.14, Benutzerrechenzentrum (RRZK-B)
University of Cologne, Berrenrather Str. 136, 50937 Köln, Germany

  • Code-Testing-Workshop including short presentations und discussion (Rex
    Turnbull, Ralf Schönian, Andi Albrecht et al.)
At about 8.30 pm we will as usual enjoy the rest of the evening in a nearby restaurant.

Further information including directions how to get to the location can be found at: (Sorry, this page is in German only)