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Speaker Mentorship Programme

As a diverse and inclusive community EuroPython offers support for potential speakers who want help preparing for their contribution. To achieve this end we have set up the speaker mentorship programme.

We are looking for both mentors and mentees to be a part of the programme.

Applications will remain open until Sunday 20th March, 2022.

The mentorship programme can be summarized into two types of activities:

1. The One-to-One Mentorship Programme

A mentee needing help will be matched with an experienced mentor. The mentor's job will be to facilitate and support the mentee so they are able to contribute to EuroPython with confidence. It is not the job of the mentor to tell the mentee what their contribution should be (that's for the mentee to decide). Rather, the mentor is a guide, supporter and source of help.

2. Webinar Workshops

Ask Me Anything about CFP workshop - 23 March 2022 (Wednesday):

We encourage anyone who has no or little experience submitting to EuroPython's CFP to join and ask questions. Questions can range from talk ideas, what makes a good proposal to what is the selection process of the talk.

A recording of the session will be made available after the event.

First Time Speaker Workshop - TBA:

EuroPython will provide a speaker training session for all selected speakers explaining how to set up the technology required to present at EuroPython. However, we would like to emphasize support for first-time speakers as they prepare their talk and learn what to expect when contributing to EuroPython.

Mentors

To become a Mentor you need to fill in the application form here:

We expect mentors to have past speaking experience at conferences similar to EuroPython.

For mentors who take on a mentee, we expect you to provide 4 one-hour sessions with your mentee to:

  • Prepare their CFP submission.
  • Review their CFP before submission.
  • If your mentee is selected, help them prepare the talk. Otherwise, help them submit their talk to another meetup/conference should they wish to.
  • Help your mentee rehearse for their talk.

You will also be invited to join the panel of the Webinar Workshops.

Mentee

If you require help when contributing to EuroPython, especially if you are from an underrepresented or a marginalized group in the tech industry, please fill in the form here.