Call for Participation

This page contains all information regarding the talk submission process for DjangoCon Europe ā€“ we will update it regularly as new information becomes available! This CfP closes on 2018-02-01 (February 1st, 2018) at midnight CET (so once it is February 2nd in Heidelberg). You can also edit your submissions up to this date, so don't hesitate to submit a preliminary version of your talk or workshop now!

If you think you have something great to talk about ā€“ submit your idea! If you are unsure, talk it over with somebody, or see below for our mentoring section to find people to bounce your idea off of. If you already want to submit your talk, head over here, otherwise read on!

Topics šŸ“š

  • Django internals and challenges in modern web development.
  • Wild ideas, clever hacks, unsuspected use cases.
  • Improving Django and Python developersā€™ lives.
  • Pushing Django to its limits
  • Fundamentals, in a modern light.
  • The Django and Python community, culture, history, past, present & future, the why the who and the what of it all
  • Whatever you deem appropriate ā€“ it's your conference, after all!

Help! ā›‘ļø

You may think that your idea is not suited to DjangoCon Europe, or that you couldn't possible present it well, or that others will do it better. We want to prove you wrong. We're currently building a list of speaker mentors who are willing to help you develop your idea into a talk, and help you tackle all obstacles on the way. Please check back later (or wait for our blog post). In the meantime, consider reading Sasha's blog post on why you should speak at DjangoCon Europe!

Speaker bonuses šŸŽ

As a speaker, you will not need to buy a ticket, since you gain free entrance to the conference. If you have bought a ticket in advance before being accepted, we will refund it, of course. According to current plans, there will also be a fancy speakers' dinner!

We will not be able to cover travelling and accommodation costs for all speakers, but if you require financial support, please participate in our upcoming Opportunity Grant process ā€“ speakers will receive special consideration in the selection process.

Selection šŸ§

We are still working on the details of our selection process, but we will publish them both here and in a blog post before our Call for Participation closes.

Guidelines šŸ“

  • Submit your talk in time, no excuses.
  • All talks will be in English.
  • Read, understand, and agree to our Code of Conduct. As a speaker, your talk and your slides will need to follow our Code of Conduct ā€“ if you are not sure what that means, or have some issue you are not sure about, just ask us!
  • Make sure you spend some time and effort on your proposal. Typos, lack of formatting, half finished sentences are unnecessary and make your proposal hard to be taken serious. (Ask a mentor or a friend to help if this is difficult for you.)
  • Don't overdo it ā€“ two or three paragraphs are plenty of space to give us an idea of your talk, we don't require an entire thesis. ;)
  • Original content: Since we have little space and lots of submissions, we prefer original content. If your talk is so awesome that you want to give it in multiple places, we'd ask you to consider putting a new spin on it, if at all possible.