Divided by a pandemic. Connected by python.
PyCon India is the largest annual gathering of Python aficionados and experts in India where Pythonistas come from around the world to celebrate their use of Python, and share their knowledge and experience. It is a volunteer-driven conference aimed to foster the adoption, use, and development of the Python programming language. The 13th edition of PyCon India will be taking place online from 17th September to 20th September 2021.With this unique scenario at hand, we plan to make this year's conference bigger, better, and more accessible to Pythonistas all across the world who can watch, participate and share their views right from the comfort of their homes.
PyCon India 2021 consists of 3 events rolled into one mega event for 3 days of learning and fun:
September 18-19, 2021 will be the Conference Days. On the conference days, people will be able to connect with other Pythonistas, discuss their experiences, present their ideas, and attend the talks, BoFs and Poster Sessions.
Workshop Day will be on September 17, 2021. On the workshop day, people can attend hands-on workshops, and learn about a topic they have been excited about, but didn't get the time or resources to learn about from an expert.
The Developer Sprints will be on September 20, 2021. During the Devsprints, people can contribute to open source projects, guided by mentors having experience with open-source and their projects. This is a great opportunity for people to start contributing to Python and other open-source projects.
With PyCon India 2021 being online this year, we are introducing preview videos in our proposal submission workflow. Preview videos are you talking about your proposal, topics you intend to cover in the talk, and how you intend to cover them. Participants are strongly suggested to upload links of their preview videos while submitting their proposals. It will be immensely helpful for reviewers to go through preview videos and take that into account before making final decisions on your talk proposal. You can check out our CFP page and blog for more details.
Birds of a Feather sessions (or BoFs) are informal gathering of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. BoFs are informal or relaxed panel discussions with active participation from the audience.
Posters are a graphical summary of projects or ideas. The poster session provides an opportunity to network with the conference attendees and acts as a starting point for further discussions. This being an online event, poster presentation will be done with a pre-recorded video of 5-10 minutes which will be followed by a short Q & A session.
PyCon India is organized every year by Python communities and user groups all across India as a way to pool their experience and expertise into making a more successful, more accessible conference every year. The conference is organized entirely by volunteers all the way from planning, to finding the speakers, to managing the event successfully. We have a very large distributed team of enthusiastic and experienced volunteers coming from various Python communities all across India.
Our Vision is to bring the cumulative knowledge and experience of our community members to the public. We want to create a responsible and inclusive ecosystem where Pythonistas from diverse backgrounds can come together to share their stories and gain something from other's experiences.
The Python programming language has become an essential tool for people from various backgrounds and careers, including programmers, mathematicians, doctors, scientists, security researchers, hardware designers, and many more. We aim to ensure the conference can reflect the diversity of our community and facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences enriching the community.
We would also like to ensure that the conference approaches everyone with respect, is accessible to everyone no matter their situation, and that we resolve differences peacefully in case of conflicts. You can also help with that by reading our and following it .