Python Conference

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The closing panel of the 2010 PyCon Asia Pacific held at the Singapore Management University

The Python Conference (also called PyCon[1]:564) is the largest[2][3] annual convention for the discussion and promotion of the Python programming language.[4][5] It originated in the United States but is also held in more than 40 other countries.[6][7][8] It was one of the first computer programming conferences to develop and adhere to a code of conduct.[1]:565 The conference hosts tutorials, demonstrations and training sessions.[9]

PyCon 2020 was listed as (one of) "The best software engineering conferences (to attend) of 2020" and "As Python becomes ever more popular in the scientific community and for big data, the influence of PyCon will continue to grow."[10] PyCon is often attended by Guido van Rossum (the author of the Python language).[2][11] Other groups, such as PyLadies and Django Girls, often have concurrent sessions.[12]

It is often referred to in published articles.[13][14]

It is organised by the Python Software Foundation, and is supported by many significant companies, including Microsoft,[15][16] Google,[17] and Facebook.[18]

Location History[edit]

The canonical "PyCon" is run annually in the United States of America,[19] since starting in 2003 in Washington, D.C:

Year Location Number of Attendees
2003 Washington, D.C. 200
2004 Washington, D.C. 300
2005 Washington, D.C. 400
2006 Dallas, TX 400
2007 Dallas, TX 500
2008 Chicago, IL 1,000
2009 Chicago, IL 900
2010 Atlanta, GA 1,000
2011 Atlanta, GA 1,400
2012 Santa Clara, CA 2,300
2013 Santa Clara, CA 2,500
2014 Montreal, QC (Canada) 2,500
2015 Montreal, QC (Canada) 3,100
2016 Portland, OR 3,294 (badges issued)[20]
2017 Portland, OR 3,391 (badges received)[21]
2018 Cleveland, OH 3,260 (Checked-in people)[22]
2019 Cleveland, OH 3,393 (Checked-in people)[23]
2020 Pittsburgh, PA cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[24]

Notable Keynote Speakers[edit]

Name Profession Current Employer Function Former Employer Edition
Anna Makarudze Engineer Britecore Software Developer PyCon Africa 2019
Ewa Jodlowska Executive Director Python Software Foundation PyCon Africa 2019
Kojo Idrissa Engineer Software Developer PyCon Africa 2019
Moustapha Cisse Engineer Google Head of AI Center, Accra

Google

PyCon Africa 2019
VM Brasseur Juniper Networks Director of Open Source Strategy PyCon AU 2019[25]
Kelsey Hightower Engineer Google Systems Administrator PyCon 2017[26]
Katy Huff, PhD Professor University of Illinois PyCon 2017
Jake Vandeplass Astronomer Google Researcher University of Washington PyCon 2017
Lisa Guo Engineer Instagram Software Developer Juniper Networks PyCon 2017
Hui Ding, PhD Engineer Instagram Head of Infrastructure PyCon 2017
Emily Bache Engineer Independent Consultant PyCon Sweden 2017[27]
Maxime Beauchemin Engineer Airbnb PyCon Sweden 2017
Lynn Root Engineer Spotify PyCon New Zealand 2017[28]
Damien George Engineer MicroPython Founder PyCon AU 2016[29]
Russell Keith-Magee Engineer BeeWare Project Founder PyCon AU 2016[30]
Parisa Tabriz Engineer Google PyCon 2016
Jessica McKellar Engineer Dropbox Software Developer Oracle Corporation PyCon APAC 2017[31]
Luis M. Sanchez Engineer, MBA - Finance SGX Analytics Data Scientist, Financial Quantitative Analyst Ttwick Inc, Barclays, Lehman Brothers PyCon APAC 2017
K Lars Lohn Engineer Mozilla Corporation Software Developer PyCon 2016[32]
Lorena Barba, PhD Engineer George Washington University Professor Boston University PyCon 2016
Guido van Rossum Engineer, Creator of Python Programming Language Dropbox Developer Google PyCon 2016
Van Lindberg Engineer, Intellectual Property and Open Source Lawyer Dykema Member Rackspace, General Counsel and Director of the Python Software Foundation PyCon 2016

SciPy Conferences[edit]

Some conferences are dedicated to scientists and promote in particular the SciPy library.

  • United States (SciPy)
  • Europe SciPy convention (EuroSciPy)
  • India (SciPy.in)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barry, Paul (2016). Head First Python: A Brain-Friendly Guide. "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". ISBN 978-1-4919-1949-1. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Severance, Charles (2015). "Guido van Rossum: The Modern Era of Python". Computer. 48 (3): 8–10. doi:10.1109/MC.2015.73.page 10
  3. ^ "5 Must-Attend Python Conferences in 2018 (October - December)". www.merixstudio.com.
  4. ^ "PyCon". Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  5. ^ Python, Real. "How to Get the Most Out of PyCon – Real Python". realpython.com.
  6. ^ "Conferences and Workshops". Python.org.
  7. ^ "PythonConferences - Python Wiki". wiki.python.org.
  8. ^ "Join us at PyCon". pycon.org.
  9. ^ Boschetti, Alberto; Massaron, Luca (2016). Python Data Science Essentials. Packt Publishing Ltd. p. 352. ISBN 978-1-78646-283-1. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  10. ^ Jr, John P. Mello. "The best software engineering conferences of 2020". TechBeacon.
  11. ^ "Python Creator Guido van Rossum Retires, Heads To Python Conference - Slashdot". developers.slashdot.org.
  12. ^ "Django Girls invite would-be coders to PyCon this October". 12 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Google Scholar". scholar.google.com.
  14. ^ "Google Scholar". scholar.google.com.
  15. ^ "Come meet Microsoft at PyCon 2019!". 25 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Microsoft sponsors first Aussie Python conference". 12 May 2010.
  17. ^ "A message from Google to the Python community".
  18. ^ "Facebook: Building the Future Together"."We’re thrilled to have the support of Facebook as a PSF and PyCon Principal Sponsor for 2020!"
  19. ^ "PyCon US". us.pycon.org.
  20. ^ "PyCon-staff mailing list archive". Retrieved Jun 6, 2016.
  21. ^ "Final remarks and conference close - Pycon 2017". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  22. ^ "Sponsorship Prospectus - PyCon 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio". Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  23. ^ "Sponsorship Prospectus - PyCon 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania". Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  24. ^ Broberg, Matthew; Jodlowska, Ewa. "The real impact of canceling PyCon due to COVID-19". Opensource.com. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  25. ^ "PyCon AU 2019 | Schedule". 2019.pycon-au.org.
  26. ^ "PyCon 2017".
  27. ^ Sverige, Python. "PyCon Sweden". PyCon Sweden.
  28. ^ "PyCon Kiwi".
  29. ^ "PyCon AU 2016".
  30. ^ "PyCon AU 2016".
  31. ^ "Keynote Speakers". PyCon Malaysia.
  32. ^ "PyCon 2016 Keynote Speakers | PyCon 2016 in Portland, OR". us.pycon.org.

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