PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

PyCon Hatchery Call for Proposals

PyCon US 2020 Hatchery Program CFP is now closed!

  • October 9, 2019 — Our Call For Proposals opens.
  • January 3, 2020 — Call For Proposals closes.
  • January 20, 2020 — Accepted Hatchery proposals are announced.
  • April 18-19, 2020 — Hatchery programs happen

  • The PyCon Hatchery Program is an effort to establish a path for introduction of new tracks, summits, demos, etc which share and fulfill the mission of the Python Software Foundation into PyCon’s schedule.

    The program was first run as a trial in 2018, resulting in the creation of the PyCon Charlas track. Last year we added three more events - the Mentored Sprints, the Maintainers Summit, and the Art of Python. You may also want to look at Sumana Harihareswara’s excellent write ups of both the motivation and execution of the Art of Python. This year we are hoping to continue that growth, and are encouraging more projects to apply.

    To support hatchery programs, we have assigned one room equipped similarly to the PyCon Talks, Tutorials, Education Summit, and Charlas for the hatchery program. Accepted hatchery programs that require this room may take place Saturday, April 18th or Sunday, April 19th 2020.

    Proposals that require additional facilities or resources to organize are encouraged, however their acceptance may be determined by availability of funds for the additional cost. If your proposal would require unique facilities, please reach out to the Hatchery team as soon as possible and we will assist in assessing feasibility!

    Proposals for the hatchery program will be accepted through January 3, 2020 AoE and will be reviewed by an ad-hoc group of the Conference Chair, the Hatchery Chair, PSF Directors, and community volunteers.

    After a review process, we plan to announce accepted proposals no later than January 20, 2020.

    Submit Hatchery proposals online here.

    Time expectations for content

    Proposals should be for either a half or full day’s worth of content. Scheduled talk programs should fill time slots similarly to PyCon Conference talks to allow attendees to flow naturally between tracks. You can see the 2019 schedule here to use as a guideline for 2020 as they will be similar. Note that Sunday is a shorter content day so if you wish to propose specifically for that day, please mark so in your proposal.

    Call for Proposals & Review process

    The criteria for acceptance will be based on the following guidelines:

    A few examples of types of topics that are suitable for the program (not a complete list, creativity is expressly encouraged):

    What are we asking for in proposals?


    If you have questions, please email! We welcome your feedback and are happy to provide clarification. Please note that until the review period answers to your questions may take some time so please be proactive!