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PyCon US 2024: Call for Volunteers and Hatchery Registration now Open!

Looking to make a meaningful contribution to the Python community? Look no further than PyCon US 2024! Whether you're a seasoned Python pro or a newcomer to the community and looking to get involved, there's a volunteer opportunity that's perfect for you.

Sign-up for volunteer roles is done directly through the PyCon US website. This way, you can view and manage shifts you sign up for through your personal dashboard! You can read up on the different roles to volunteer for and how to sign up on the PyCon US website.

PyCon US is largely organized and run by volunteers. Every year, we ask to fill over 300 onsite volunteer hours to ensure everything runs smoothly at the event. And the best part? You don't need to commit a lot of time to make a difference– some shifts are as short as one hour long! You can sign up for as many or as few shifts as you’d like. Even a couple of hours of your time can go a long way in helping us create an amazing experience for attendees.

Keep in mind that you need to be registered for the event to sign up for a volunteer role.

One important way to get involved is to sign up as a Session Chair or Session Runner. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with speakers while helping to ensure that sessions run smoothly. And who knows, you might just learn something new along the way! You can sign up for these roles directly on the Talks schedule.

Volunteer your time at PyCon US 2024 and you’ll be part of a fantastic community that's passionate about Python programming and help us make this year's conference a huge success. Sign up today for the shifts that call to you and join the fun!

Hatchery Program

First introduced in 2018, the Hatchery program offers the pathways for PyCon US attendees to introduce new tracks, activities, summits, demos, etc., at the conference—activities that all share and fulfill the Python Software Foundation’s mission within the PyCon US schedule.

Since its introduction, this program has “hatched” several new tracks that are now staples of our conference, including PyCon US Charlas, Mentored Sprints, and the Maintainer’s Summit. This year, we’ve received eight very compelling proposals. After careful consideration, we have selected four new programs, each of them unique and focus on different aspects of the Python community.

FlaskCon - Friday, May 17, 2024

Join us in a mini conference dedicated to Flask, its community and ecosystem, as well as related web technologies. Meet maintainers and community members, learn about how to get involved, and join us during the sprint days to contribute. Submit your talk proposal today!

Organized by David Lord, Phil Jones, Adam Englander, David Carmichael, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer

Community Organizers Summit - Saturday, May 18, 2024

Do you organize a Conference, Meetup, User Group, Hackathon, or other community event in your area? Are you trying to start a group but don't know where to start? Whether you have 30 years of experience or are looking to create a new event, this summit is for you.

Join us for a summit of Presentations, Panels, and Breakout Sessions about organizing community events.

Organized by Mason Egger, Kevin Horn, and Heather White

Sign-up is required. Register to secure your spot.

Humble Data - Saturday, May 18, 2024

Are you eager to embark on a tech career but unsure where to start? Are you curious about data science? Taking the first steps in this area is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Join our workshop for complete beginners and get started in Python data science - even if you’ve never written a single line of code!

We invite those from underrepresented groups to apply to join us for a fun, supportive workshop that will give you the confidence to get started in this exciting area. You can expect plenty of exercises, as well as inspiring talks from those who were once in your shoes. You’ll cover the basics of programming in Python, as well as useful libraries and tools such as Jupyter notebooks, pandas, and Matplotlib.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll work through a series of beginner-friendly materials at your own pace. You’ll work within small groups, each with an assigned mentor, who will be there to help you with any questions or whenever you get stuck. All you’ll need to bring is a laptop that can connect to the internet and a willingness to learn!

Organized by Cheuk Ting Ho and Jodie Burchell

Sign-up is required. Register to secure your spot.

Documentation Summit - Sunday May 19, 2024

A full-day summit including talks and panel sessions inviting leaders in documentation to share their experience in how to make good documentation, discussion about documentation tools such as sphinx, mkdocs, themes etc, what are the common mistakes and how to avoid them. Accessibility of documentation is also an important topic so we will also cover talks or discussions regarding accessibility of documentation.

This summit is aimed at anyone who cares about or is involved in any aspect of open source documentation, such as, but not limited to, technical writers, developers, developer advocates, project maintainers and contributors, accessibility experts, documentation tooling developers, and documentation end-users.

Organized by Cheuk Ting Ho

Sign-up is required. Register to secure your spot.

Register Now

Registration for PyCon US is now open, and all of the Hatchery programs are included as part of your PyCon US registration (no additional cost). Some of the programs require advanced sign up, in which case walk-ins will only be accepted if space is available. Please check each Hatchery program carefully to determine whether a registration is required or not.

Head over to your PyCon US Dashboard to add any of the above Hatchery programs to your PyCon US registration. Don't worry, you can always change your mind and cancel later to open up the space for someone else!

Congratulations to all the accepted program organizers! Thank you for bringing forward your fresh ideas to PyCon US. We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh.