conferences

Memorable Talks

In Successful Talk Proposals, I finished by suggesting that a track record of memorable talks goes a long way to any future proposal being successful. But what makes a memorable talk? For some years, I’ve been quietly asking attendees at PyCon UK what talks they remember from previous years …

Successful Talk Proposals

I’ve been part of the PyCon UK organisers team for several years. My job in that team is to look after the programme - the call for proposals, reviewing the submissions and fitting those we accept into the schedule. There are many guides online to writing a successful proposal. We normally …

Everyone Pays to Attend …

PyCon UK has a long-standing policy that everyone pays to attend - speakers, organisers, everyone. That often causes some consterntation with reactions like "I have to pay to speak at PyCon UK?!!" or "If I volunteer to help, I have to pay the same as someone who has done …