Open Spaces are self-organizing one-hour meetup-like events which happen in parallel with the main conference. They will be held virtually this year in Lounge Tables on the conference platform. There are actually more hours of Open Spaces than there are of talks! While most of the conference is planned months in advance, Open Spaces are created “just in time” by PyCon attendees right up to the conference. Open Spaces let you self-gather, self-define, and self-organize any way you like.
It’s pretty easy: Just sit in one of the Lounge Tables :)
During PyCon, there will be Lounge Tables set up for the Open Spaces and the topic will change each hour. The schedule below will as a time table for all the Open Spaces, so you know where and when to go for the Open Spaces you’re interested in.
There are Open Spaces on many subjects a bunch of PyCon attendees would like to discuss. Since the PyCon attendees are a diverse bunch, so are the Open Spaces. In past years, we’ve had a mani/pedi party, a feminist hacking space, an AcroYoga space, and a board games room. There’s also plenty of the usual suspects of technical subjects, from computer security to your favorite Python project to professional occupations like DevOps.
The Open Spaces are in a set of of dedicated Lounge Tables during both days of the conference days (Friday 5/14 and Saturday 5/15). The Lounge Tables will be identified with a logo in the table and the topic for the hour.
For PyCon 2021, we will be using this form to confirm your time slot. It’s a great idea to add your Twitter handle to the description in case anyone interested in attending your Open Space has a question or would like to contact you about it. In order to promote your Open Space we encourage you to tweet about it and use the hashtag #PyConOpenSpace to make sure people see your tweets.
Open Space slots are First Come, First Serve! So don't delay.
Here are a few ideas for potential Open Space topics and activities:
If there’s a certain Open Space you’d love to see at PyCon but you don’t want to host it yourself, please add it to our list and maybe someone else will take up the topic and host an Open Space about it.
If you have an idea for an Open Space, and a day and time when you want to meet, please submit it via the form below and we will list it here on this page.
Times in UTC.
Python has many frameworks to build user interfaces, Qt is one of the oldest around and still a very popular option.
There are currently two set of bindings developed by different companies: PyQt (Riverbank), PySide (The Qt Company), this space will be focused on PySide, which has been adding more than just bindings to the Qt framework, and it's currently planning more features to better interact with the Python ecosystem, among the topics to discuss, I would suggest:
If you have questions, or other ideas, you are welcome to add them to the discussion, and feel free to ping me on Twitter: @cmaureirMay 14, 2021, 8:30 p.m. - Lounge 1 Submitted by cmaureir | Anchor link
Machine learning has countless possibilities in the real world, including for social and humanitarian good. Python is an excellent tool for implementing AI algorithms, from linear regression to convolutional neural networks to generative adversarial networks. Join us at this open space to discuss experiences as well as opportunities in using Python for ML! All are welcome, including those that are only getting started with learning about ML.May 15, 2021, 9:30 p.m. - Lounge 6 Submitted by Thomas | Anchor link