What is PyCon?
PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community
using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community. We try to keep registration far cheaper than most comparable technology conferences, to keep PyCon accessible to the widest
PyCon is really three events in a row:
- Tutorial Days: Wednesday March 9 & Thursday March 10.
- Conference Days: Friday March 11 through Sunday March 13.
- See what's going on in the Python world, meet your fellow Pythonistas, share your knowledge and experience, make contacts, brainstorm projects, discuss prospects... the sky's the limit.
- Scheduled talks will happen in the ballrooms. 5 tracks of talks and panels on a wide variety of topics will be presented, with something for everyone. Also we'll have keynote talks every day.
- Open Space sessions: an "unconference" in parallel with the scheduled talks.
- Lightning talks (see 2010 info) are quick 5-minute talks that you can sign up for at the conference. In a word, lightning talks are FUN!
- The poster session is its second year and will be larger.
- Expo Hall (see 2010 info): Meet with representatives of companies using Python, supporting Python, and hiring Pythonistas. Snag some swag!
- Many sponsors will be recruiting, so come prepared with business cards and resumes if you're in the job market. You can also check out the Python Job Board for listings.
- And don't forget the hallway track!
- Development Sprints: Monday March 14 through Thursday March 17.
- Help advance your favorite project, including Python itself! We provide the space and the infrastructure (network, power, tables & chairs), you provide the enthusiasm and the brainpower. All experience levels welcome. The sprints are free!
- In addition, there are two invitation-only summits scheduled during the tutorials which will bring developers of the various implementations together to discuss technology and strategies: the Virtual Machine Summit and the Python Language Summit.
At the Conference
Registration Desk Hours:
|Tues||6:00PM - 8:00PM|
|Wed||7:00AM - 5:00PM|
|Thur||7:00AM - 5:00PM|
|Fri||7:00AM - 5:00PM|
|Sat||7:00AM - 5:00PM|
|Sun||7:00AM - 12:00PM|
On Site Volunteering
As you're preparing for the conference, don't forget to volunteer - sign up here: Volunteer Signup Page.
Also, during the conference be sure to follow calls for volunteers needed: follow http://twitter.com/pyconvolunteers.
Also, try watching https://convore.com/pycon-2011/ - you might be able to get (or give) help there.
- Sponsor PyCon: Does your organization use Python? Want to support the Python community? Need to recruit technical talent? Participate in PyCon by being a sponsor.
- Volunteering: You can help by checking out the volunteer pages.
- Venue: PyCon 2011 will be held in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. See the venue page for more.
- Need help? Have questions about the conference, proposals, or having trouble with this site? See the Help page.