Have you responded yet to PyOhio's Call For Proposals (due date: June 1)? You should. Here's why.
Why you should speak at PyOhio
But I'm not an expert
Perfect. Because the great curse of expert teachers is that they can forget what it was like to be a beginner. So dive into something you want to learn, take careful notes as you go about what confused you and how you resolved it, and you'll blaze a trail that you can guide other beginners along. Your non-expert perspective will make you a great teacher!
You can draw on that friendly community to help you present, too! Share a presentation with somebody more or less experienced to make an expert-beginner duet, or have a friend cover an aspect of your topic that they know better. Get a friend to review your talk as you develop it. Shop your ideas around your local Python usergroup and see what suggestions they have.
Many ways to contribute
PyOhio is not all about talks, of course (for me, the talks are kind of the excuse we use to get together and do the other stuff.) Also consider proposing something like
- a tutorial
- an Open Space
- a Sprint
- a Lightning Talk (actually, you propose these on-the-spot, but you can get it ready in advance)
Thank you, and spread the word!