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PyCon US 2023 Registration Launch!

The news you’ve been waiting for is finally here - registration for PyCon US 2023 is officially open! PyCon US will take place April 19 - April 27, 2023, online and in Salt Lake City, Utah. The core of the conference, April 21 - April 23, 2023, packs in three days worth of our community’s 95 best talks, amazing keynote speakers, and our famed lightning talks to close out each day, but it is much more than that. It’s gathering together with the members of our community, to learn from and share with. It’s joining a conversation in the hallway with the creators of open source projects. It’s taking yourself from beginner to intermediate, or intermediate to advanced. For some, it’s getting started with Python for the first time. We hope you’ll join us for this special anniversary year, celebrating 20 years of PyCon. Health & Safety Guidelines PyCon US is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community. To ensure that we are gathering safely, we have implemented COVID-19 g

Become a PyCon US 2023 Volunteer!

A community conference like PyCon US is in large part run by volunteers. There are many ways to get involved if you are interested in serving the community and meeting others as part of the team who makes the conference possible! The two major opportunities to volunteer before the conference are happening right now — we need volunteers to help our CFP Committees review proposal submissions and help select the topics that will be presented at this year’s conference as well as volunteers to join our Online Experience Committee to assist in enhancing the PyCon US virtual experience and boost engagement for our online attendees. CFP Reviewers We are looking for reviewers from all backgrounds to help select a diverse range of topics presented at PyCon US 2023. Proposal reviews will take place via Pretalx and the review process will be facilitated by the PyCon US CFP Committees. There will be two rounds of reviews with Round 1 beginning mid December. If you would like to volunteer, we ask th

PyCon US 2023 Launches!

Our conference in Salt Lake City was a success, and we’re looking forward to returning in 2023. Planning is already underway, and today we’re excited to announce the launch of our conference website , along with Call for Proposals , and our sponsorship program ! Just like the 2022 edition, our team will be hosting the event in person with an online component. The conference will take place in Salt Palace Convention Center , from April 19th to April 27th, 2023 . The program will be filled with tutorials, talks, sprints, summits, and keynotes, with the theme of “By the community, For the community”. PyCon US 2023 Website is live! 2023 is a special anniversary edition for PyCon US, we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of PyCon US. The first PyCon originated in 2003 in the United States, and now PyCons are being held worldwide in over 44 countries. For our design inspiration, we looked back to the past 20 years of PyCons and incorporated elements from the different years, forming a

Holding PyCon US 2023 in Salt Lake City, UT

In light of recent anti-abortion legislation, we have received feedback and concern about hosting PyCon US 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We hear this concern and recognize the risk and impact these laws impose on people who can become pregnant. PyCon US plans to take extra efforts to create a safe and inclusive environment throughout the duration of the conference, including extending our “no questions asked” refund or conversion to a virtual ticket for any reason, right up to the start of the event. PyCon US is a community conference centered around creating a valuable and inclusive experience for each member of our community to network and collaborate within the open source space. Diversity, equity and inclusion are an important focus of PyCon US and the Python Software Foundation’s mission , and they are valued and implemented through both the PyCon US and PSF Code of Conduct and Diversity Statement. PyCon US values each member of our community, and welcomes all individuals to pa

PyCon US 2022 Transparency Report

With a return to in-person events, PyCon US has taken care to maintain excellency in the safety of our events both through our Code of Conduct and our Health and Safety Guidelines. A key piece of the enforcement of these is the transparency of its outcomes. Below, you’ll find details on the reports that we received for Code of Conduct violations as well as self-reported cases of COVID-19. Code of Conduct PyCon US strives to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all attendees. Our Code of Conduct has been put in place as a guideline to ensure that community members feel safe during the event. This year we continued our efforts to improve our Code of Conduct (CoC) response and reporting by offering staff, volunteers, and community members an opportunity to participate in a CoC training. In having more people trained, we established a more robust and diverse team to accept reports and respond to incidents both at in-person and online events. We have prepared the following to help t

PyCon US 2022 Recap and Recording Announcement

We would like to announce that the first group of PyCon US 2022 recordings, the Keynotes and Lightning Talks, are now available on our  YouTube channel . Be sure to subscribe to our channel for notifications of new content. We will be publishing more talks daily as they become available. The recordings from the Typing Summit are also available to view on the PyCon US channel. The Maintainers Summit recordings are available for you to watch on their channel  here. As we wrap up PyCon US 2022, we can’t express enough gratitude for all who attended this year’s conference, whether in-person or online. We had an amazing and diverse group of community members join us for PyCon US 2022. By the numbers, we saw a total attendance of 2,422 – with 1,753 attendees joining us in person and 669 joining us online. We couldn’t be more grateful for all who supported the Python ecosystem and helped make PyCon US 2022 a great success! Here is a comprehensive recap of this year’s PyCon US conference: Wit

PyCon US 2022 Recordings Update

We understand that the PyCon US recordings are an incredibly important resource to the community. We were looking forward to providing the PyCon US 2022 recordings very soon after the event – especially since we know many of you weren’t able to attend this year’s conference in person. Regrettably, we have encountered some technical obstacles this year. We are working with our AV partners at the venue to resolve things as soon as possible. Because of the ongoing pandemic, we were unable to work with our usual vendor for PyCon US conferences. They are based in Canada and understandably didn’t want to commit to travel to the US this year. This resulted in PyCon US contracting with a new AV vendor for the first time in many years. We were very thorough in providing details, but ultimately this was a new team doing work to new specifications. The onsite AV team has provided an update on the technical issues as follows: “Some of the sessions are missing audio or graphics and are being worked