Since you are the one who wants to attend the conference,
we think you deserve a chance to tell us which talks you'd like to see most.
This is what talk voting is all about.
If you think that's an interesting approach, please read on.
In order to participate in the talk voting you need to be a registered attendee, i.e. have bought a ticket or have one assigned to you for the current conference, or a submitter of a proposal.
Once you've clicked on the button, the system will take you to the talk voting page. It lists all submitted proposals, including talks, trainings and posters.
At the top of the page you find a few filters you can use to narrow down the list by e.g. selecting tags you're interested in or only show one type of proposal and also to select the sorting order.
For each submission, you can find the talk title with a link to the talk page, a star bar for voting and the tags and abstract link, which both open when you click on them, to have all information available on one page.
In order to vote, have a look at the title/abstract and then indicate your interest in attending the sessions with your vote. A higher number of stars means you're more interested. If not interested at all, please don't vote for the session. If you want to remove your vote again, click on the small minus sign in front of the star bar.
If you have questions about the talk, you can go to the talk page and enter a comment.
Note that your votes are automatically saved to the backend without the need to click on a save or submit button.
After the talk voting phase, the EuroPython Program Workgroup (WG) will use the votes to select the talks and build a schedule.
The majority of the talks will be chosen based on the talk voting results. Part of the available slots will be assigned directly Program WG based on editorial criteria to e.g. increase diversity or give a chance to less mainstream topics.
In general, the Program WG will try to give as many speakers a chance to talk as possible. If speakers have submitted multiple talks, the one with the highest rate will most likely get selected.
We hope to have the selected talks announced by the end of March, with the schedule following early in April. As always, we will make these announcement on our usual news channels.