Giving a Presentation

Boston Python’s presentation events are a place for members of our community to share what they’ve learned about making Python programs. Giving a presentation to our audience is a way to give back to the community, and it helps you understand the subject matter better - it’s a win all around!

Presenters do not need to be “experts”, they do not need to have contributed to the Python language, created a library, or written a book. Anyone who has worked with the language and learned something interesting from doing so has something to share, and our community wants to hear you share it.

How do I know if I have something to say?

If you’re not sure whether you’ve got a Boston Python presentation in you, take this quiz:

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, there’s a presentation waiting to happen - and we’ll help you find it, if you want.

What sorts of talks are you interested in?

We’re open to topics of interest to a community of Python users and learners, ranging from quick “lightning talks” to deep-dive talks. Ideally, talks should be pitched to an audience including users of all levels, from beginner to experienced professional.

But really, what should I talk about?

If you think a topic would be interesting to you, that’s a good start! To inspire you, we have a long list of past talks If you’re still not sure, reach out to an organizer by email or on slack and we’ll help you find a topic.

Okay, I’m interested. Where do I start?

If you’re interested in presenting to the Boston Python community, and you have a topic in mind, you can start by filling out this form. If you have questions about giving a presentation, you can always reach out to an organizer in the Boston Python Slack workspace (Jon, Ned, Emily, and James are good bets to start with).