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Python Education Summit celebrates its 6th year in 2018

Teachers, educators, and Python users: come and share your projects, experiences, and tools of the trade you use to teach coding and Python to your students. The Annual Python Education Summit is held in conjunction with PyCon 2018, taking place on Thursday May 10. Our Call for Proposals is open until January 3rd, and we want to hear from you! See https://us.pycon.org/2018/speaking/education-summit/ for more details.

What we look for in Education Summit talks are ideas, experiences, and best practices on how teachers and programmers have implemented instruction in their schools, communities, books, tutorials, and other places of learning by using Python.

  • Have you implemented a program that you've been dying to talk about?
  • Have you tried something that failed but learned some great lessons that you can share?
  • Have you been successful implementing a particular program?

We urge anyone in this space to submit a talk! We’re looking for people who want to share their knowledge and leverage the experience of their peers in bettering the education fields around Python. You do not need to be an experienced speaker to apply!

This year, talks that focus on the challenges and triumphs of implementing programming education are especially encouraged.

About the Python Education Summit

In 2018, the focus will be to bring educators and their experiences from diverse categories, to the forefront. Building on last year’s successful participation by young coders, this year we again urge young programmers to submit to speak about their learning experiences or present a demonstration of their coding projects.

We hope to see you at the Education Summit in 2018! January 3 is the deadline for submissions, so pen down your thoughts and ideas and submit them to us in your dashboard at https://us.pycon.org/2018/dashboard/. For more infomation about the summit, see https://us.pycon.org/2018/speaking/education-summit/

Registration for the Education Summit will open in January 2018. A formal announcement will be made via @pycon and here on the PyCon blog.

Be on the lookout for more details and we hope to see you there!

Written by Meenal Pant
Edited by Brian Curtin

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This was an interesting talk by Michelle Levesque. She wanted to write a Python webapp and went to get one for her project. Surely, there is one available.

Actually... there isn't one. Kinda too bad. There are about 40 instead. Then she faced the dilemma of "which to choose?" And that's when she started the "web-off". Have a big comparison among some of the big players to see what works best.

The talk briefly described four of the seven approaches that she is looking at. She has more details on the results so far, along with a blog of results as she goes.

Very interesting talk. Personally, I don't use any of those as they generally mix the HTML output and the Python code too much.