PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

Python Language Summit


Language summit attendees are also invited to dinner with PyCon staff and volunteers, taking place after the summit at 6:30 PM.
Details will be forwarded to all confirmed attendees.

Python Language Summit 2020

The Python Language Summit is an event for the developers of Python implementations (CPython, PyPy, Jython, and so on) to share information, discuss our shared problems, and — hopefully — solve them.

These issues might be related to the language itself, the standard library, the development process, status of Python 3.9 (or plans for 3.10), the documentation, packaging, the website, et cetera. The Summit focuses on discussions and consensus-seeking, more than on merely presentations.

Who can attend

We welcome Python core developers, active core contributors to Python and alternative Python implementations, and anyone else who has a topic to discuss with core developers.

Sign up form:

Who can propose a discussion topic

If you have discussion items; seeking consensus; awaiting decision on a PEP; needing help with your core dev work; or have specific questions that need answers from core developers, please submit a proposal. According to last year’s feedback, our audience prefer more discussions and shorter talks.

Topic proposal form:

Code of Conduct

PyCon’s Code of Conduct applies and will be enforced.


Feb 29th, 2020 AoE: sign up and topic submissions closes
March 7th, 2020 (approx): decisions made. We aim to send notifications whether or not you will be attending/presenting by this date.

Questions? Comments?

If you have any questions, the Users section of our instance is the best place to ask. For private/sensitive communication, write to mariatta at and/or lukasz at

Some Q&A we received:

1. Do I need to sign up if I’m a Python core developer?

Yes please! Attendance is limited to 50 people. Please register to reserve your seat in the room.

2. Can I sign up if I’m not a Python core developer?

Yes you can. Last year we had 15 participants (out of 50) who were not Python core devs. Among them were maintainers and representatives from BeeWare, CircuitPython, PSF board member, PyCharm, etc.


Thank you to our Language Summit sponsors


09:00 AM Welcome, Introductions


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch


3:00 PM Break


6:30 PM Dinner