Our Call for Proposals - an update

Our Call for Proposals will be closing soon - on the 28th June.

If you're thinking about submitting a proposal for a talk, workshop or other activity - please do! And do please get in touch with us to discuss your proposal if you think that would help.

Don't forget that we have a Speaker mentor programme to help first-time speakers or anyone else who would benefit from some help of that kind.

In order to encourage you, here are five speakers we've chosen as a preview in advance of the final selection:

Cat Lamin, Why do kids need to code and how can we help?

Cat is a maths and computing teacher, with huge enthusiasm for programming and technology, and an awareness of some of the problems in computing education: "There is a huge disparity between expectations for teaching computing and what teachers actually know how to do".

Thomas Campbell, Using Python for National Cipher Challenge

Thomas is a high-school pupil, for whom Python has already unlocked several doors (almost literally, in cryptography) and presents many more opportunities as a tool for exploring the world.

Yulia Zozulya, From QA to UX - Learning how to accommodate developers

Yulia works at JetBrains, producers of one of the most widely-used of all Python development tools, PyCharm, so she gets some very clear insights into how developers behave when they're users; she'll share these and discuss the challenge of creating tools for this special class of users.

Gusztav Belteki, Python in Medicine: ventilator data

Gusztav is a consultant neonatologist, with expertise in the computer-controlled ventilators that assist the breathing of very ill new-born babies. He's a self-described Python hobbyist, with no programming background, but has been using Python to explore and analyse the vast amounts of useful data these machines produce to improve patient outcomes.

Zara Siddique, Addition - well, that escalated quickly

Zara is a mathematician, and she uses Python as a computing tool of choice to tackle mathematical problems. Maths is filled with apparently simple problems that rapidly turn out to be not simple at all. Addition is one of them. Zara will discuss amongst other things the Scholz Conjecture and how she has used Python to explore it.

What about you?

You too could be speaking at PyCon UK. The last thing you need to be is an expert: all you need is to have something interesting to say.