How to make the most of PyCon India 2018

Anuvrat Parashar (~bhanuvrat)




A short and crisp interactive session for the first time attendees of PyCon India to help them navigate through the conference and make the most of the next 4 days.

2011 was my first PyCon and in hindsight was a major turning point in my professional life.

The experiences I had, the people I met and the friends I made during the conference are still shaping the choices I make and the decisions I take even today.

PS: This will be a heavily opinionated talk and the attendees will be requested to weigh the advice being shared and adapt the ones that suit them the most.

The audience will be implored to introspect and answer the following and more for them

  • Which talks to attend?
  • How to decide which talks to attend.
  • Can I walk out of a talk in the middle?
  • Should I attend every talk?
  • What is the hallway track?
  • Should I talk to strangers at the conference?
  • How to start talking to strangers?
  • Can I volunteer now that the conference is already happening?
  • The volunteers are awesome people will they accept my help?
  • How can I help?
  • Should I help the volunteers?
  • What is the dev-sprint?
  • How to make the most of the dev sprint?
  • I just started learning python, will people make fun of me if I speak?
  • i need a job, what should I do?
  • I need to hire, what can I do?


A ticket to the conference, willingness to learn, un-learn and re-learn.

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Speaker Info:

Anuvrat has been a part of PyCon India since 2011 where he found enlightenment and confidence to take charge of his education and steered his career in a direction that feels like success at least to him.

These days, along with his team at he consults for companies that need assistance maintaining, scaling, and sanitizing their python based codebase.

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Id: 666
Section: Core python and Standard library
Type: Talks
Target Audience: Beginner
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