Why You Want to Attend PyBay

Stay on the cutting edge

PyBay offers the most influential speakers presenting the most crucial technologies to help beginners and seasoned developers alike get up-to-date quickly. Whether you’re interested in web technologies, data, devops, Python internals, or performance, PyBay will help you stay on top of your game. And if you’re in the SF Bay Area, you’ll avoid travel costs by having the experts come to you!

Advance your career

Boost your skills with practical talks during the main conference. Dive deeper with highly respected trainers at pre-conference workshops. Reinforce your knowledge by offering a talk, lightning talk, or Open Space presentation. Connect with our sponsoring companies looking to hire. There’s no shortage of great tech jobs, but there aren’t enough skilled developers to fill them. Be one!

Code together, laugh together

At PyBay you can hang out with a Python luminary, code with a new buddy, share your experience by mentoring someone at the Hacker Lounge, present your passion project at a lightning talk or Open Spaces, refresh your mind and body with yoga, laugh out loud at improv, or play some tunes under the sun. The "hallway track" was well-loved last year--let's make it even better this year!

Some of our amazing speakers

Raymond Hettinger
Raymond Hettinger

Python Trainer. CPython contributor. Instrumental in modules such as bisect, collections, decimal, functools, and itertools.

Rachel Thomas
Rachel Thomas

Selected by Forbes as one of “20 Incredible Women Advancing AI Research.” Co-founder of fast.ai. Researcher-in-residence at USF Data Institute

Simon Willison
Simon Willison

Co-creator of the Django web framework

Travis Oliphant
Travis Oliphant

Creator of SciPy, NumPy, and Numba. Founder of Anaconda and Quansight

Carol Willing
Carol Willing

Project Jupyter and CPython core dev. Calpoly research engineer.

David Blank-Edelman
David Blank-Edelman

Editor for O'Reilly’s “Seeking SRE: Conversations About Running Production Systems at Scale”

Paige Bailey
Paige Bailey

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft for Machine Learning, DataViz, and AI

Yury Selivanov
Yury Selivanov

Core Python on async/await. Founder of EdgeDB

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the conference?

We are looking for sponsors to determine our opening party and workshops location.

Meanwhile, the main conference days will be held at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, a Green Meeting Industry Council member that takes sustainability into account in everything they do. If you need a break from the talks and hacking, you can access their onsite gym for $20. Aside from the regular exercise equipment, you can enjoy their rock climbing wall, swimming pool, and racquetball courts.

How much are the passes? When do they go on sale?

  • 50 Early bird passes (25% off) are $300 for an individual pass and $525 for a corporate pass. They go on sale on April 24, 2018
  • Regular bird passes are $350 for an individual pass and $600 for a corporate pass.
  • Late bird passes are $400 for individual and $700 for corporate. They go on sale July 16, 2018.
  • If the main conference is not sold out by August 1, we will release Saturday and Sunday only passes at prices TBD.

What does the conference pass include?

Your Individual or Corporate pass includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, a ton of coffee, access to the reception during the job fair/tools expo, a conference T-shirt, and goodies from conference sponsors. The more support we receive from sponsors and corporate pass sales, the more we can offer back to you.

Last year, Linkedin came in as a Gold Sponsor and made the opening party possible. Yay!

This year, we hope raise enough funds to make video recording for all talks and that some of our Diamond sponsors will opt to offer 20-minutes massages to Pythonistas at their booth.

Do Workshops Cost Extra?

Yes. Half-day workshops are $150 and full-day workshops are $250-$300.

Workshop pass will be released in June 2018.

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