Next year, in March, I will be at PyCon. It will be the third time I attend PyCon – ever since I attended my first, not going has not really been an option.
There are lots of good things about PyCon – meeting interesting people, seeing San Francisco, beating off recruiters with a stick, hanging out in the hotel bar and chill in the evenings – but the best part is that the talks are so many, and so good. Now, the only way there’ll be lots of good talks next year is if there are a lot of good proposals to choose from!
You might think it scary to propose a talk to such a large conference, but I can promise you that the Program Committee are really nice people and that unless you’re a professional speaker, the feedback you get is bound to make your next proposal – and your next talk – better.
Besides, if you’re employed – what better argument to make your boss send you to California than that you are going to present a talk at the conference for Python?
I’ve done my part, have you done yours?