Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals ends on June 27, 2014. Make sure you submit your talks before then.


PyGotham 2014, New York City's annual Python conference, will take place on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday August 17, 2014 at the AMA Conference Center in New York, NY.

Anyone interested in speaking is encouraged to submit a proposal for talks and tutorials. There are no restrictions on topics, but we recommend they be of interest to Pythonistas. Talks will fill slots of 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes, including time for questions and answers. Tutorials will be three hours long.

Who Should Submit?

Everyone is encouraged to submit a proposal. We are looking for speakers of all different speaking and Python experience levels, from first-timers to experienced veterans.

The audience's experience level will be just as diverse, so feel free to cater your talk to a specific experience level.

Looking for Ideas?

One of the best ways to come up with an idea is to think talk about something you want to learn about. It's a great way to learn about the topic and you'll be able to share your experiences with the audience.

Another great source of topics is challenges you've recently overcome. Have you recently ported a library from Python 2 to 3? Perhaps you've recently helped your application scale to a greater number of users. Or maybe you recently learned how to use a library to simplify your data analysis. Experiences like these are usually full of great tips and tricks to share.

Still looking for ideas? Here are some topics from recent NYC Python and Flask-NYC events:

  • Testing
  • Performance
  • Packaging
  • CPython
  • Data analysis
  • Libraries such as Twisted, asyncio, and scikit-learn

How to Submit

  1. Register for an account.
  2. Fill out your profile. We need this information so we can tell people how awesome you are.
  3. Fill out the submission form. You can submit as many proposals as you'd like.
  4. Watch your email for questions from the reviewers.