Become A Volunteer

PyCon India is a community event. Here each and every task is done by a volunteer. And here is the opportunity for You to be a part of the community.

But before you register to volunteer, there are few things you should be aware of

  • Volunteering takes time and effort, sometimes a lot of it. For online activities like handling social networks or handling registrations etc take a lot of time. And sometimes rapid decisions have to be made. So if you're volunteering, make sure you have the time. If you're unavailable at certain time period of the day, let us know beforehand.
  • If you're volunteering for offline activities e.g. on spot registration or settings up stages or handling video recording, anything that has to be done on the venue during the event, there is a good chance that you won't be able to attend the sessions you just registered for. If someone needs you, you have to be there.
  • Volunteering is not a free way into the event. At PyCon India, everybody buys tickets. Even the event organizers buy tickets. We volunteer because we love Python and PyCon, and want the event to be awesome.
  • Volunteers are the most important part of the event. Without the volunteers, the event cannot happen. So even if you are attending PyCon for the first time, we encourage you to volunteer with whatever you can. If you don't want to miss any sessions, then volunteer for smaller tasks.

We’re incorporating workgroup structure which will take responsibility of getting things done for various teams of PyCon India 2018.

Workgroup - Core group of people responsible for the execution of tasks mandated for a given team. The workgroup is also responsible for setting guidelines on the team's working.
Volunteers - The workgroup along with the volunteers execute the various tasks in the shape and form as agreed within the workgroup. Each Volunteer team will consist of people from the Workgroup who will assign tasks and manage the group.

If you're interested in volunteering, join us on our Discord channel, subscribe to the mailing list. Please don't subscribe to the daily digest. Digests are always behind the time and meant for those who just wants to stay updated and not participate in conversations. If you're already subscribed to the mailing list, go ahead, login and change your subscription type. Also, please don't reply to a digest.

To ease the communication between different volunteer teams, we have decided to use Discord as our chat platform this year. Discord is a free to use chat platform where we can have different channels for discussion. It is quite popular in the open source community. For a more comfortable transition to Discord, please consider reading this document. Join the PyCon India 2018 Group from the link below

Discord Invite

Also, if you have any question, we'd really appreciate if you go through the mailing list archives first, and see if it's already answered. If not, you can talk to us at the discord channel or send an email to the mailing list.

Hope to see you at the event. Happy volunteering. :)