Through all of the talks, tutorials, open spaces and more, some of the best parts of PyCon are the meals. Especially dinner! Each PyCon ticket gets you catered breakfast and lunch at the conference center, with lunch being a great way to refuel and sit down at a table and meet your next project contributor, business partner, or friend. Dinner, however, is a meal you’re on your own for. Not to worry, because with 1500+ people needing to head out for dinner, there’s never a shortage of groups on the way out for a burger, pasta, falafel, beer, wine, you name it. Some people even use PyCon sponsor Yelp.com to find their dinner destination.
This year Yelp has stepped up as a sponsor for food! Not only will they help you find a destination, they’ll be giving rides to a few of the area’s highly rated restaurants. On Friday and Saturday night, Yelp will be renting several buses and driving conference goers to these select eateries, giving you a chance to get out and have a good meal with good company. The details are still being ironed out, but it looks like there will be around five buses each holding approximately 30 people. Yelp plans to send along one of their developers on each bus as an ambassador, and they might bring some nice swag as well!
As for getting on the bus, sign ups will be announced on site on the first day of the conference. You like what you see? Sign up and enjoy! Be sure to sign up on site - first come, first served.
Schedule-wise we’re looking at departure around a half hour after the day’s lightning talks are over, so about 6:30-7:00. We’ll certainly announce a more accurate time during each day’s morning session. Once you’re there, you’ll have 2-2.5 hours to spend at the restaurant and in the area. After that, the bus heads back to the hotel where you can join back up with the festivities. You’ll be back just in time for the evening’s open spaces and BoF sessions!
The PyCon Code of Conduct sets standards for how our community interacts with others during the conference. For 2018 the Code of Conduct underwent an extensive overhaul, our procedures for reporting and responding to incidents were improved, and our on-site methods were improved. You can read more about the updates for 2018 here. Cumulatively these changes were meant to improve the safety, welcoming nature, and overall inclusivity of PyCon. Based on initial responses, feedback, and incidents reported this year we feel that we made progress on those goals. A Code of Conduct without appropriate reporting and response procedures is difficult to enforce transparently, and furthermore a lack of transparency in the outcomes of Code of Conduct incidents leaves the community without knowledge of how or if the organizers worked to resolve incidents. With that in mind, we have prepared the following to help the community understand what kind of incidents we received reports about and how the PyCon…