Announcing PyCon India 2018!

A decade of unity in diversity presents - the 10th year anniversary edition of PyCon India!

While a walk down memory lane would be apt at this point, let's keep the long story short for now by saying we've done it! A conference started by volunteers, handed and taken over from one group to another, from one city to another, we start drawing another arc of the full circle this year when the conference reaches back to its city of origin - Bangalore.

Dates

The Conference will be from August 22nd (Wednesday) to 26th (Sunday).

  • Conference : 22nd (Wed) - 24th (Fri)
  • Workshop : 25th (Sat) - 26th (Sun)
  • Dev sprints : 25th (Sat) - 26th (Sun)

Venue

We're moving to an even bigger and better venue this year - The Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. It can take in a lot more people, has more halls for multiple tracks, allows for easier movement between them and is generally a whole lot bigger than all the other venues we've had so far.

[Bangalore International Exhibition Centre](http://biec.in/)

10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post,

Dasanapura Hobli,

Bangalore 562 123,

INDIA

As you might have guessed, the discussions and preparations are under full swing already. While the conference along with the participation has evolved and grown significantly over the years, none of that would've happened had we not pushed to excel ourselves every single year. With that spirit, and a whole lot of energy, let's look at a few things we're introducing this year.

Kids' Track

There hasn't been a better time in history for the young ones to learn and play with programming. With an eye into the future, this year we intend to have a dedicated Kids' Track where we welcome them, teach and let them build stuff over the days of the conference.

Poster Sessions

While we already had Poster Sessions once before, it was only for a short 30 minutes. Since it was received very well, we're planning to have it again this year; probably with more time and incentive for the presenters to get involved.

Career Booth

This is exclusively to help potential job seekers to find an opportunity at the conference. The idea is to have a dedicated booth/stall to collect resumes and contact information of those who want to get discovered by potential employers and make a match between them. The finer details are yet to be finalised, but we've received requests for the something of the sort over the years and we're sure it'll help quite a few people.

That's about it for now!

In case your organisation is interested in meeting one of the most enthusiastic Python crowds in all of India, be sure to checkout the sponsorship details. Not only would you have access to meet these people face to face, but you will be helping the community as a whole by supporting the conference financially and making sure we can accommodate the widest possible audience.

For you budding speakers and teachers out there, prepare yourself mentally and watch this space for the Call For Proposal announcement. We want to see your proposals and we encourage people from all walks of life to submit talk/workshop proposals despite your age, gender, experience and/or background. No one became an expert overnight. So seize the opportunity and let's get you on that stage.

Now the question is...

Are * you * ready?