[PyCon-AU-announce] Call for Specialist Tracks for PyCon AU 2018 is now open!

Katie McLaughlin katie at glasnt.com
Tue Nov 21 07:43:28 AEDT 2017

Each year at PyCon AU, we dedicate a day to our Specialist Tracks. These
are single-day “mini-conferences”, where each room’s talks have a specific
theme, curated by members of the community.

In the past we have had tracks for Science and Data, Education, Internet of
Things, Django, OpenStack, and more. If you are a fan of any of the
previous topics and would like to run the Track in 2018, we want to hear
from you! If you have something new you want to try out, we want to hear
from you!

We’re currently calling for submissions for these Specialist Tracks from
now until Friday December 15 2017, AoE

What we need from you:

   - The specialisation you want to run
   - The name and contact information for you and a co-organiser[1]
   - A short description on the sort of talks you’d want in your Specialist

What you’ll get:

   - A ticket to PyCon AU for yourself and a your co-organiser
   - “First Dibs” in the Call For Proposals[2]
   - The chance to run your own conference within a conference

Please send your submissions to contact at pycon-au.org by Friday December 15
2017,* AoE <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anywhere_on_Earth>*.

PyCon AU 2018 will be held on 24-28 August 2018. More details at

1: Organising can be a time-intensive task in bursts, and we want to make
sure we all have a backup in case we get overwhelmed, or we have other
commitments. This is why we’re getting you to submit your idea with a
co-organiser. We want to make sure there’s a backup if you’re ill, and you
have someone to help organise your Track, bounce ideas off, or just help

2: We run the Call For Proposals for Specialist Tracks with the General
Call For Proposals. All talk submissions come from the same pool, with
specialised talks about topics being up for grabs by Specialist Track

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