In 2020, PyCon will be holding its eighth annual Python Education Summit. The Summit is a gathering of teachers and educators focused on bringing coding literacy, through Python, to as broad a group of audiences as possible. We invite educators from all venues to consider joining the discussion, share insights, learn new techniques and tools and generally share their passion for education. We are looking for educators from many venues: authors; schools, colleges, universities; community-based workshops; online programs; and government. Not only will we have a wide array of full-blown talks, we will also have a round of lightning talks!
Having high quality educational materials and informed educators has never been more important than now. While we cannot run the Summit with all the elements we had originally planned, The Education Summit committee is committeed to ensuring that the Summit does happen this year. We wll have a 3 hour format, held within Zoom. We will have strict schedules for talks so people can attend portions as able.
Thank you to our Education Sponsors
We are very grateful for their sponsorship for this event.
The virtual summit will focus on giving our speakers an opportunity to present their work, some with major updates about COVID-19 responses.
The goal of the Summit is to bring together leaders from multiple educational venues to:
It is our hope that the Summit will serve as a catalyst leading into the rest of PyCon to encourage even more interaction - hallway discussions, open spaces, lightning talks, and sprints.
Anyone attending this conference will gain a broader understanding of approaches, issues, resources, and constraints in teaching Python, will have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion, and will make contacts with other teachers of Python from across the community.
The Virtual Education Summit takes place on Friday, April 24th running from 11am - 2pm Chicago time .
We will have our talks and lightning talks presented, hopefully with plenty of time for questions and breakout discussion.
Our current schedule is below, all in Chicago time:
We encourage all attendees to engage in the dialogue. We are anxious to hear your questions, see your ideas and experience your passion for education and Python. So please come willing to learn, to participate and most importantly, to teach.
If you have questions, please contact us.