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Workshop: Talk Proposal Writing for PyCon 2013

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Ladies! Ever thought about speaking? Want to give speaking at PyCon a shot, but not sure what to talk about?

Even if you have a tiny inkling that you'd want to speak, beginner level or advanced, come to our workshop to get help brainstorming ideas & learn what makes a good proposal!

Join us with help from previous years PyCon speakers & current Program Committee members (e.g. the folks that review proposals) to ideate, write, and submit your proposal to speak, give a tutorial, or a poster session at PyCon 2013.

Who's dropping by?
Alex Gaynor ( (Django core committer, DSF board member, speaker)

Event timeline:
5:30 - Doors open
6:00 - Workshop begins
8:00 - Beauty sleep!

PyCon timeline:
Sept 28, 2012: Talk and tutorial proposals due.
Dec 1, 2012: Selected talks and tutorials announced.
Dec 15, 2012 : Conference schedule announced
January 18, 2013: Financial aid applications due.
February 1, 2013: Financial aid awards announced.
January 15, 2013: Poster proposals due
February 1, 2013: Posters announced.
March 13-14, 2013: Tutorial days at PyCon.
March 15-17, 2013: PyCon main conference.
March 18-21, 2013: PyCon sprint days.

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