The long awaited PyCon 2013 schedule is now available!
The tutorials had already been scheduled to allow for registration, but the talk schedule was the harder part to complete. We’ve now added another track, making for six of them, which raises the total talk count to 114 over the three days. It was a challenge to put all of the pieces together in logical groupings, to accommodate speaker availability, and to balance the 30 and 45 minute slot availability (a lot of people ask for 45, but as you can see, those are limited). Our Program Committee put in a lot of time and effort to make this happen, and the entire group of PyCon organizers thanks them.
The schedule includes one problem we’re really happy to have to have again: you’re going to have to choose wisely where you go because, as always, all of these talks are excellent. Thankfully we have a really good video crew, so you won’t actually miss anything. Just check out the video archive from PyCon 2012 to see for yourself.
The selections for this year came from two record pools of submissions. In 2012 we received 88 tutorial proposals, a record at the time, but the community shattered that with 129 for 2013. As for talks, this year we received 458 of them, an increase of 80 from last year’s record. When you put all of that together, we could be running several parallel versions of this conference, and they’d all be awesome.
Don’t forget to register for the conference! We’re 63 days away from kickoff, and we’re around 1,400 tickets sold of our capacity of 2,500.