Skip to main content

PyCon is next week!

As soon as we unpacked our bags from PyCon 2013, we started working on PyCon 2014. Through another record breaking call for proposals and another sell out registration period, we hit the point where we're about to pack our bags again, this time heading to Montréal.

Before you all do the same, there are a bunch of great events going on outside the conference to keep in mind as you plan out what you'll be doing while you're there.

5K Charity Fun Run - Saturday, 7:00 AM - $20

We started the 5K run in Santa Clara and are happily bringing it up north to raise funds for charity. One of this year's beneficiaries is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF. Register for the run at https://app.lap.io/event/2014-pycon-5k-charity-fun-run!

The 6th Track - Explore Montréal - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Montréal is a city of great history, culture, and of course, food. While there are five talk tracks during the conference, we've added a sixth: the city itself. Each day of the conference from 11 AM to 2 PM, there will be events to get out and explore the city. Take a guided tour of Old Montréal on Friday, check out museums on Saturday, and climb the city's namesake - Mount Royal - on Sunday before grabbing brunch. Check out the details and sign up for each event at https://us.pycon.org/2014/events/explore_montreal/

PyLadies Mixer - Thursday, 7:30 PM

Enter to win tickets here. This event is sponsored by Twitter's Women in Engineering Group, and will take place a short walk from the venue.

PyLadies Auction - Saturday, 6:30 PM

Last year's auction raised $10,000 for PyLadies, so come out on Saturday and see what's on the auction block and help a great group! See https://us.pycon.org/2014/sponsors/charityauction/ for more details.

PyLadies Lunch - Sunday

Women interested in joining the PyLadies group for an informal meet & greet lunch should head to Eventbrite to RSVP. This was awesome last year!

Volunteering!

PyCon simply would not exist if it weren't for the volunteers in this community. Take a look at our volunteer pages and see if you can lend a hand: https://us.pycon.org/2014/about/volunteers/ and https://us.pycon.org/2014/community/volunteers/. We're looking for a couple more tutorial hosts and session staff, as well as preparing for the swag bag stuffing on Thursday.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PyCon 2018 Registration is Now Open!

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of registration for PyCon 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio! The prior six PyCons have sold out, so prepare for another one and get your tickets early. The first 800 tickets sold are priced at an early bird discount, saving over 20% on corporate tickets and over 12% on individual tickets. Students save $25 if they purchase early!

To get started, create an account and head to https://us.pycon.org/2018/registration/ to get your tickets!

You get a package that is hard to beat when you register for PyCon. The conference itself is three days worth of our community’s 95 best talks, amazing keynote speakers each morning, and our famed lightning talks to close out each day, but it’s much more than that. It’s having over 3,000 people in one place 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 st…

PyCon 2018 Code of Conduct Transparency Report

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…

How to get ready for the PyCon development sprints

[A guest post by Kushal Das, one of the 2016 Sprint Coordinators]So — you have already decided to join in the PyCon development sprints! The sprints run for four days, from Thursday to Sunday after the conference. You do not have to be registered for the conference to attend the sprints! Some teams plan to write code over all four days, while some projects plan a shorter sprint if the organizers cannot stay for all four days.Can you start getting prepared for the sprint ahead of time? Yes!There are several things you can do ahead of time, that can save effort once you arrive at the sprints — and some preparations can even be made at home, before you arrive at PyCon:Have your operating system updated and patched — whether Mac, Windows, or Linux. This eliminates one possible source of problems with getting software up and running.Go ahead and install the version control system that will be used by the projects you are interested in. If you install both git and Mercurial on your computer…