PyCon X


2-5 maggio 2019


PyCon Italy will also feature an English track. Come join us in the wonderful city of Florence, in the same location that hosted EuroPython in 2011-2013.

After the big success of EuroPython we want to keep the international trait strong in our local conference, that's why we are happy to announce that the Call For Proposals for Pycon5 will end on 6th April 23:59:59 CET for foreign people!

We're looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organisation.

First-time speakers are especially welcome; PyCon Italia is a community conference and we are eager to hear about your experience. We are organizing a special review and rehearsal process for them, to help them get started for their first talk. If you have friends or colleagues who have something valuable to contribute, twist their arms to tell us about it!

Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel may be interested.

Presenting at PyConIt 5

We will accept a broad range of presentations, from reports on academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the programme.

Can you show the conference-goers something new and useful? Can you show attendees how to: use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an application? If so, consider submitting a talk.

Unfortunately, since PyConIt is a not-for-profit community conference, it is not possible to reward speakers (but what price glory!). However, speakers will benefit from a reduced conference fee.

Pick yours: talk, hands-on training, poster or helpdesk

There are three different kind of contribution that you can present at PyConIT:

  • Regular talk. These are standard "talk with slides", allocated in slots of 45, 60 or 90 minutes, depending on your preference and scheduling constraints. A Q&A session is held at the end of the talk.
  • Hands-on training. These are advanced training sessions for a smaller audience (10-20 people), to dive into the subject with all details. These sessions are 4-hours long, and the audience will be strongly encouraged to bring a laptop to experiment. They should be prepared with less slides and more source code.
  • Helpdesk. Helpdesks are a great way to share your experience on a technology, by offering to help people answering their questions and solving their practical problems. You can run a helpdesk by yourself or with colleagues and friends. People looking for help will sign up for a 30 minute slot, get there and talk to you. There is no specific preparation needed; you just need to be proficient in the technology you run the helpdesk for.

Speakers that will give a hands-on training are rewarded with a free entrance to the conference to compensate for the longer preparation required; speakers of regular talks will instead have a special discount on the ticket.

Topics and goals

Suggested topics for PyConIT presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • Core Python
  • Other implementations: Jython, IronPython, PyPy, and Stackless
  • Python libraries and extensions
  • Python 3.x migration
  • Databases
  • Documentation
  • GUI Programming
  • Game Programming
  • Network Programming
  • Open Source Python projects
  • Packaging Issues
  • Programming Tools
  • Project Best Practices
  • Embedding and Extending
  • Education, Science and Math
  • Web-based Systems

Presentation goals are usually some of the following:

  • Introduce the audience to a new topic they are unaware of
  • Introduce the audience to new developments on a well-known topic
  • Show the audience real-world usage scenarios for a specific topic (case study)
  • Dig into advanced and relatively-unknown details on a topic
  • Compare different options in the market on a topic

Inappropriate language and imagery

PyCon Italia strongly believes in building a truly diverse community, and fully supports the official Python diversity statement. To avoid negative experiences, all participants will be asked to agree to a code of conduct that explicitly bans verbal and physical harassment at the conference, including talks.

Speakers are thus required to avoid any kind of sexual, racist, or religious language and imagery in the talks, to avoid offending groups that might be under-represented at the conference.

Consider that PyConIt is a conference with an audience from a broad geographical area which spans countries and regions with vastly different cultures. What might be considered a "funny, inoffensive joke" in a region might be really offensive (if not even unlawful) in another. If you want to add humour, references and images to your talk, avoid any choice that might be offensive to a group which is different from yours.

Visit the Call for Proposals page and submit your talk. The page is written in Italian, so if you're not able to understand it, please send an email to