Preparing for the CFP 2015: CFPs for 2011, 2013 and 2014 online
In order to give local teams a better idea of what organizing a EuroPython conference is all about, we have put the call for proposals for recent editions of the EuroPython conference online:
For the 2015 edition we are aiming at a new setup, which will hopefully make things a lot easier for the local teams submitting proposals. The details are still in the works, but we’ve already put a high level description up on our Call for Participation page.
Note that we are also changing the term to “Call for Participation”, since the “Call for Proposals" is often used for requesting submission of talks and papers to a conference.
How many members does the EuroPython Society count right now?
The EPS used to work under the assumption that all EuroPython attendees are automatically members of the EPS. After the EPS board vote in 2012, we reviewed the bylaws and found that this is not actually the case.
Because of this unfortunate misunderstanding, no membership records are available. What we do know for sure at this moment is that the EPS board members which have been active over the years are EPS members legally recognized by the bylaws.
Since this number is nowhere near where we’d like it to be, we are actively encouraging all EuroPython attendees to become EPS members.
That said, and even though the EuroPython attendees don’t have voting rights per the bylaws, we do feel that it’s the EPS board’s responsibility to listen and act based on their preferences, so that all attendees do get a say, regardless of whether they are EPS members or not.
Work on Call for Participation for EuroPython 2015 has started
The EuroPython Society (EPS) has started work on preparing the Call for Participation (CFP) for organizing the EuroPython 2015 conference.
For 2015, we are setting up a new structure for the conference organization, which is focused on local and distributed work groups that are closely integrated with the EuroPython Society.
We hope to greatly reduce the work load for the local teams, attract community members that want to get involved and to streamline the whole process of transitioning from one location to the next, making the conference organization a lot easier for everyone.
If you are interested in potentially signing up as local team or participating in the work groups, please subscribe to one of our communication channels:
We are aiming for end of February as announcement date for the CFP 2015.
Welcome to our new website !
We’ve create this new website to collect information on EuroPython, the society and its workings.
For those who don’t know: the EuroPython Society is a Swedish non-profit organization which was formed in 2004 by the EuroPython organizers to put on EuroPython conferences.
A new board was voted in at the EuroPython 2012 conference. Given the size of EuroPython conferences, we’re working on formalizing the EuroPython selection process, providing resources and arranging with local teams to run EuroPython conferences.
How you can get involved
We consider the EuroPython Society the representation of the EuroPython attendees, so if you have questions, requests for improvements or other ideas on how to improve the series, please feel free to contact us.
You can also become members of the EuroPython Society at no charge and then vote at the general assembly of the society. Please visit our members page for more information.
A new blog for EuroPython
We’ve also setup a new blog for EuroPython in our effort to provide more conference facilities for the EuroPython organization and to enhance the EuroPython attendee experience.
Other EuroPython resources
If you want to stay in touch, please consider subscribing to one or more of these resources:
Past EuroPython conferences
We are collecting links and interesting data for past EuroPython conferences on our EuroPython conference page.
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