For EuroPython 2015, the EuroPython Society (EPS) has changed the way the conference is being organized. Instead of having a local organizer run the conference in cooperation with the EPS, as we’ve done in the past, we will from now on be using a workgroup based approach which addresses the issues we found with the past approach.
Please see our EuroPython Workgroup blog post for details on the new model and the motivation behind it.
The on-site team will be integrated into the new workgroup organizational structure and no longer has to enter 5-6 figure Euro contracts for the venue or catering, or deal with running a website and arranging the conference program.
To further reduce the burden on the on-site teams, we are only requesting the on-site teams to sign up for one year, keeping in mind, of course, that the team may want to submit a follow-up proposal for the next year.
Our hope is that these changes will make it much easier for local team to sign up for hosting a EuroPython conference.
Call for Participation
The EuroPython Society issued a call for the EuroPython 2015 conference on 2014-10-31.
- ACPySS proposal for EuroPython 2015 in Bilbao (final) (41MB PDF)
On-site team proposal from the Python San Sebastian Society, Spain, proposing to hold EuroPython 2015 in Bilbao, Spain. We received the original proposal on 2014-12-08. The final proposal was then submitted on 2014-12-11. Contractual partner of the EPS will be the ACPySS, San Sebastian.
We were also in discussion with several other teams, but all wanted to wait some more to set up local structures or better prepare the teams for the challenge.
- Our decision was announced on 2014-12-24:
EuroPython 2015 will be in Bilbao, Spain