Frequently Asked Questions

What is PyCon India?

PyCon India is the annual gathering of Pythonistas, run by the Indian Python community, to foster the adoption of the Python programming language. PyCon India 2024, will take place in Bengaluru, between 20 Sept - 23 Sept. This will be the 15th edition of the conference.

The conference days will be divided into the following events:

September 20, 2024: Workshops

Workshops will be 3-hour-long interactive sessions where attendees can learn by doing. Workshops will be held on September 20, 2024 across two morning & evening sessions. We may have up to 3 parallel workshops in each session. The morning session will run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The evening session will run from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

September 21 - September 22, 2024: Talks, Poster sessions, Lightning Talks, Open Spaces, Sponsor Booths

  1. Talks: Talks will be where people do a 30 min talk, on a topic. These talks are selected through a CFP process, before the event. Talks will be held across the morning & evening sessions on September 21, 2024 and September 22, 2024. We may have up to 4 parallel tracks of talks in each session. The morning session will run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The evening session will run from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  2. Poster session: Poster session is a 1-hour session during which presenters use a graphic poster and a laptop to present their topic.
  3. Open spaces: Open spaces are where people have informal presentations and discussions alongside the talk tracks. Open spaces slots can be booked at the venue, on the day of the event.
  4. Lightning talks: Lightning talks is a 1-hour session. Lightning talks are rapid 5-minute presentations, presented to the entire conference crowd, a great way to get a message across to the entire audience.
  5. Sponsor booths: Sponsor booths are where you can meet companies supporting the conference. These companies use Python and are looking for Python developers. You can visit their booths to get to know more about them, and the openings in their organization.

September 23, 2024: Devsprints

During the Devsprints, people contribute to open-source projects, guided by mentors. This is a nice way to get started with contributing to Python and other open-source projects. Devsprints are free to attend.

General FAQ

Where can I find updates related to PyCon India 2024?

All announcements related to the conference are posted to the PyCon India Announce mailing list. If you would like to volunteer, and contribute to the organization of PyCon India, join the InPyCon mailing list. We also have a presence on social media. All our announcements are posted on our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook pages.

I want to present at the conference. What should I do?

The call for Proposals is now open. Please visit the CFP page to submit your talk/workshop/ proposal.

I am a first-time speaker & need some help in getting started. What should I do?

Check out the Speaker best practices to understand more about the process. For any doubts, feel free to reach out to us!

I want to volunteer for the conference. What should I do?

You can fill out the volunteer form and subscribe to the InPyCon mailing list for updates.

Will the Internet and WiFi setup be good enough for a large crowd? Should I get a data card?

We try really hard to arrange good Internet at the venue. Most of the time it is adequate. However, the unpredictable amount of usage during the event sometimes causes problems. So it is fine if you don’t carry a data card, but there is no harm in being prepared for the worst.

Ticketing FAQ

I am a speaker/volunteer at the conference. Do I need to buy a ticket?

Yes. At PyCon India, everybody buys tickets. Even the event organizers buy tickets. Your ticket helps keep the event affordable for all.

What does the Conference (September 21-22, 2024) ticket include?

Is there a different ticket for the Workshops?

Yes. A separate ticket has to be purchased for each workshop. The following is included as part of the workshop ticket:

Is there a different ticket for the Devsprints?

TBD

Is accommodation included in the ticket?

No, it doesn’t include accommodation.

Would there be any spot registration at the venue?

Yes, there will be a limited number of spot registrations on a first-come-first basis available at the conference venue. But the goodies are subject to availability.

Can I switch between workshops during the session?

No. Each track is planned at its full capacity.

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