Proposals Submission

To propose an activity, please register and go to:

If you do not want to propose a formal presentation, you're welcome to bring your project or idea to PyConAr 2012:

You can see already proposed and accepted activities.

Proposal submission instructions

  1. Register as speaker (update your Profile if already registered)
  2. Fill and send the proposal form
  3. Add authors, attachments or comments: see proposed activities
  4. If you need help to cover your travel expenses, apply for a: Financial Aid grant

If you have any questions, email to the Program Comitee Chair: Alejandro J. Cura or

Important Dates:

  • May 7th, 2012: Call for Proposals Opens
  • June 30th, 2012: Deadline for Talk/Tutorial proposal submission
  • July 1st, 2012: Call for Reviewers and feedback
  • July 10th - 15th, 2012: General Public voting
  • July 15th - 31th, 2012: Proposals Community Pre Selection
  • August 1st, 2012: Accepted / Rejected Talk/Tutorial Notification
  • September 12th, 2012: Schedule publication
  • October 12th, 2012: Deadline for Call for Proposals (Posters, Workshops, Sprints, Papers) and “Camera Ready” submission
  • Noviembre 12th to 17th, 2012: Main Conference

Call for Proposals

PyCon Argentina 2012 - Fourth Spanish-speaking National Python Conference

November 12th - 17th, 2012

UNQ - National University of Quilmes - Buenos Aires

PyAr, the Argentina Python User Group, is proud to present the 4th annual PyCon Argentina, in Buenos Aires this year again.

The event is expected to join around 500 developers, technologists, programmers and hackers; bloggers, authors and web developers; CTOs, managers and entrepreneurs; scientists, engineers and domain experts, and free software community in general.

We're especially interested in 40' presentations and 120' Tutorials that will teach conference-goers something new and useful. Other presentation oportunities includes:

Can you show attendees how to use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an application? Do you study with Python? Do you research with Python? Submit your activity proposal here:

Please follow the instructions carefully.

The proposals should be submitted preferably in Spanish (although English and Portuguese are allowed languages too).

Submission deadline is June 30th, 2012 23:59 ART (GMT-03)

PyCon Argentina is organized and run by volunteers from the Python community. Anyone can help, and all help is very much appreciated. If you blog, please let your readers know about PyCon. A blog badge is a nice way to enhance such a post:

PyCon Argentina is a free (as in beer) community conference. We keep the costs low to make PyCon Argentina accessible to the greatest range of community members possible. This means that PyCon Argentina cannot offer payment to conference speakers. Conference registration, accommodations, and transportation are the responsibility of the speakers.

However, financial aid will be available, and speakers who pay their own way are encouraged to apply. Giving a talk is a great rationale when requesting aid. If you require financial aid in order to attend PyCon Argentina, please note it in your proposal and be sure to apply in the following form:

Where to Submit

Use the PyCon Argentina Online Proposal Submission system to send us your proposals. You must first create an account on the website (and be logged in) in order to submit a proposal:

Submission deadline is Friday 30th June 2012 inclusive. For questions and suggestions send an email to:

For further information, important dates and submission instructions:

How to Submit

The primary author should submit the proposal. Additional authors can be added to a proposal on request (they must have accounts too).

The proposal must include the following:

  • Talk title
  • Duration/Type: choose 30 minutes for most talks, 40 minutes for extended talks, 120 minutes for Tutorials.
  • Abstract: A paragraph of public text for website and programme.
  • Target Skill Level: indicate the intended audience and difficulty level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced.
  • Private notes for reviewers.
    • Add more detail in the summary and/or description, such as specific experience required.
    • Project details: If applicable provide information about the project related to your proposal.
    • Your experience: This will only appear to reviewers.
    • Financial Aid request (if needed)
    • Further information about yourself
    • Special requeriments (hardware, printed materials, etc.)
  • Biography to appear on the website and programme.
  • 100px x 100px photo

Talk Format

The preferred length for talks is 30 minutes. You can request a 40-minute extended slot, but proposals requiring 40 minutes will be reviewed more stringently. 40-minute slots are, as a rule of thumb, reserved for how-to talks rather than talks about things you made, saw, or did.

An Open Space room will also be available for follow-up sessions.

Session lengths include time for audience questions. You should budget at least five minutes for questions; for example, a 40-minute talk will be 35 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of questions.

Proposal should be written in Spanish (preferably), English o Portuguese.

“Camera Ready” versions should be attached in PDF format before Octobr, 12th 2012.

Paper Publication

If you wish to publish a paper to accompany your presentation we have organised to produce a Proceedings as an unrefereed volume of the ocal Python Community Magazine "Python Entre Todos", ISSN: 1853-2071. From the Scientific Track, we will choose which one will be eligible to be evaluated and published in a international magazine.

We would prefer that papers for standard length talks (30 minutes) be no more than 5 A4 pages of 11-point type with reasonable margins and papers for long talks (45 minutes) be no more than 10 pages. Appropriate file formats include any file that can be read with Open Office (which includes plain text and HTML with minimal mark-up) or a PDF viewer. Slides (even those accompanied by speaker notes) will not be printed in the proceedings.

Authors wishing to submit a paper must do so before the conference runs. The volume will be published before the conference runs.

License and Presentation Recording

We hope to record presentations again this year, though this is pending sponsorship support and not confirmed.

Proposal submission implies the agreement from the authors to record and publish their talk and materials. We recommend "CC BY-SA" For more information see

If you do not wish to have your talk recorded the please note this in your submission. Doing so will not influence the selection process in any way.

Speaker Benefits, Awards and Recognition

Speakers are eligible for discounts in conference registration and a reserved seat at the conference dinner (limited by space and budget constraints).

You will not be automatically registered; you will need to register yourself and failure to do so may result in loss of your talk slot(s).

Awards of the "Student works contest" and the best propossals will be recognized at the PyCon Argentina 2012 closing.

For more information see:

About PyConAr2012

Conferencia Nacional de Programación en el Lenguaje Python 12 al 17 de Noviembre de 2012 en Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (organizado por miembros de PyAr). Más Información: -