A Community Effort!
Well folks, we did it again! A huge thanks to all our sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and attendees for making PyCon 2014 such a success!
PyCon Videos & Pictures
If you weren't able to join us, the tutorials and talks were recorded and are available online at PyVideo. There are also a ton of great pictures from PyCon 2014. Be sure to check them out, and add your photos to the group!
Thank you so much to the program committees – they reviewed over 800 proposals, and spent the better part of their year putting together a fantastic schedule.
- Diversity Outreach Chair: Jessica McKellar
- Talk Chairs: Luke Sneeringer & Alex Gaynor
- Tutorials Chairs: Stuart Williams & Ruben D. Orduz
- Posters Chairs: Juan Gomez & Gustavo Pinto
- Lightning Talk Chairs: Lynn Root & Nilovna Bascunan-Vasquez
Despite having grown over the years to become a sold-out event with 2,500 attendees, PyCon is still a volunteer organized conference. This speaks volumes about our community. There are people who come to PyCon each and every year just to give their time behind the scenes: working the registration desk, stuffing thousands of swag bags, running the charity & outreach events, staffing the green room, administering financial aid, and so much more – all volunteers. They are too numerous to name, and I can't begin to thank them enough. We have an amazing community!
There are two community groups that were particularly instrumental in shaping PyCon this year: Montreal Python and PyLadies.
Mathieu Leduc-Hamel, president of Montreal Python, and his team were a seemingly bottomless source of volunteers and enthusiasm. They helped bring childcare to PyCon for the first time, taught the Young Coders class in French, and organized many other PyCon firsts like the PyCon Dinners & Explore Montreal. They were instrumental in every step of the way. Thank you!
Lynn Root, and all the PyLadies work year round on outreach and mentorship, and no where is that more evident than when they come together in full force at PyCon to speak, and share their success stories. The additional $40,000 PyLadies raised in financial aid to bring more women to PyCon, and their PyCon events like the PyLadies Lunch & the PyLadies Auction play a huge role in making PyCon one of the most welcoming events in tech. A huge thanks to all the PyLadies, and those who support them!
Until Next Year!
PyCon 2015 will be held in Montreal again next year from April 8th - 16th, 2015. We hope to see you there!
Tutorials: April 8th - 9th
Conference: April 10th - 12th
Sprints: April 13th - 16th