Python Conference

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

The Python Conference (PyCon) is an annual convention for the discussion and promotion of the Python programming language.[1] It originated in the United States but is also held in many other countries that have active Python developer communities.[2][3]

History[edit]

Reference[4][5]

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)[6]
2017 Portland, OR 3,391 (badges received)[7]
2018 Cleveland, OH
2019 Cleveland, OH

Locations[edit]

Morgan Heijdemann giving an introduction to using OpenCV with Python at the 2010 PyCon Asia Pacific held at the Singapore Management University
  • United States of America - Started in 2003 in Washington, D.C
  • Europe (EuroPython) - Started in 2002 in Charleroi, Belgium
  • New Zealand (Kiwi PyCon)
  • Singapore (PyCon Asia Pacific 2010, 11, and 12; PyCon Singapore)
  • Argentina (PyCon Ar)
  • Australia (Pycon AU) - Started in 2010 in Sydney, Australia
  • Bangladesh (PyCon Dhaka)
  • Belarus (PyCon Belarus) - Started in 2015 in Minsk, Belarus
  • Brazil (PythonBrasil)
  • Canada (PyCon Canada)
  • China (Pycon China)
  • Colombia (Pycon Colombia)
  • Czech Republic (PyCon CZ)
  • Germany (PyCon DE)
  • Finland (PyCon Finland)
  • France (PyCon FR)
  • Hong Kong (PyCon HK)
  • India (PyCon India)
  • Indonesia (PyCon ID)
  • Iran (PyIran)
  • Ireland (PyCon Ireland)
  • Israel (PyCon Israel)
  • Italy (PyCon Italia)
  • Japan (PyCon Japan, PyCon Asia Pacific 2013)
  • Malaysia (PyCon MY, Asia Pacific 2017[8])
  • Namibia (PyCon Namibia)
  • Russia (PyCon Russia, PiterPy)
  • Pakistan (PyCon Pakistan ) - started in 2017
  • Philippines (PyCon Philippines)
  • Poland (PyCon PL)
  • Slovakia (Pycon SK) - started in March 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • South Africa (PyCon ZA)
  • South Korea (PyCon KR)
  • Sweden (PyCon Sweden)
  • Taiwan (PyCon Taiwan, PyCon Asia Pacific 2014 and 15)
  • United Kingdom (PyCon UK)
  • Ukraine (PyCon Ukraine)
  • Venezuela (PyConVe)

Keynote Speakers[edit]

Name Profession Current Employer Function Former Employer Edition
Kelsey Hightower Engineer Google Systems Administrator PyCon 2017[9]
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[10]
Maxime Beauchemin Engineer AirBnB PyCon Sweden 2017
Lynn Root Engineer Spotify PyCon New Zealand 2017[11]
Parisa Tabriz Engineer Google PyCon 2016
Jessica McKellar Engineer Dropbox Software Developer Oracle Corporation PyCon APAC 2017[12]
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[13]
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 Lindenberg Engineer, JD Law Dykema Cox Smith Head of Intellectual Property 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. ^ "Why PyCon 2010's Conference Wi-Fi Didn't Melt Down". Slashdot. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  2. ^ "PyCon 2010: "Scrape the Web," and a poster session :: Asheeshworld". Asheesh.org. 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  3. ^ tummy.com, ltd. (2010-02-24). "PyCon 2010 Wireless Network – tummy.com, ltd". Tummy.com. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  4. ^ "Connecting the Python Community". PyCon. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  5. ^ "PyCon/Attendance - Python Wiki". Wiki.python.org. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  6. ^ "PyCon-staff mailing list archive". Retrieved Jun 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Final remarks and conference close - Pycon 2017". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  8. ^ Sandhu, Jeff. "Changing the World with Python - Part 1". BFM Media Sdn Bhd. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  9. ^ "PyCon 2017".
  10. ^ "PyCon Sweden".
  11. ^ "PyCon Kiwi".
  12. ^ "PyCon APAC 2017".
  13. ^ "PyCon 2016".

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