1. Now Seeking PyGotham Program Committee Members

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    Last year’s PyGotham had a great program committee of four organizers and eight volunteers. Unfortunately due to the constrained timeline of the 2017 conference and everyone’s individual schedules, we had only a few chances to meet, and never as the full group. The major consequence of this is that the final talk decisions were effectively made by a smaller group, mostly conference staff. We failed, by way of logistics, in our mission to make PyGotham as community focused as possible. This year we aim to do better.


  2. Diversity at PyGotham

    This year, for the first time, PyGotham is asking everyone who has submitted a talk to our Call for Proposals to fill out a brief demographic survey to help support our efforts to ensure that PyGotham is representative of the Python community we believe in, welcoming to all our conference attendees, and helps to broaden and advance the conversation on diversity and representation that the wider software development community is undertaking.

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  3. PyGotham Talk Voting is Open!

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    For the first time, the PyGotham program committee is looking for you, our potential attendees, speakers, and community, to help us shape the conference by voting on the 195 talk proposals we've received. We're going to hold open voting until August 7th, after which the Program Committee will use the votes to inform our final selections for the conference.


  4. Submit to PyGotham's CFP

    I'm honored to be an organizer on the program committee for PyGotham 2017 this year, and I encourage you all to submit a talk to our little conference. PyGotham will be held October 6, 7, and 8 in New York City, and the Call for Proposals is open until July 18.

    PyGotham attendees are diverse, come from varied backgrounds and skill levels, and have lives and interests beyond Python programming. Accordingly, the topics at PyGotham often vary a bit more widely than other programming language conferences. In the past, we have hosted talks about subjects from detecting sarcasm in audio files of speech, to open source stenography; from game programming to what we can learn about code review from J.R.R. Tolkien (sort of).

    The threads connecting all these talks together are Python and New York, and the people interested and involved in both of those. If you're a member of either of these communities, if you think the PyGotham audience would like to hear your talk, then we want to see your proposal


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