Help make the magic happen!


One of the things that makes PyBay such a fun conference is the hallway track, where casual sharing with another amazing developer inspires novelty solutions to problems, useful open-source contributions, or a new friendship. Below are some of the events and activities we are planning OUTSIDE of the scheduled talks to make your hallway track even more memorable. Want to see some of these ideas to fruition or manifest one of your own? Let's talk!

PyMaker Happy-Hour!

Join us at our Maker-themed happy hour after the talks are over on Saturday August 17 at the main conference venue! Bring along your best Maker project and tell us all about it while enjoying yummy food and a cash bar via the generosity of participating sponsors. Get inspired by one another's creativity, strike up a conversation with someone new, and vote on your favorite maker project. Prizes will be handed out for Best Project, Most Creative, Most Useful, etc.

If you'd like a space to show off your Maker project, please apply for a table by July 29. There is limited table space available for independent makers, so act soon.

When: Saturday 6-9pm

Where: Hacker's Lounge and Atrium

Please be mindful that conference's code of conduct is enforced here. In addition to responsible drinking and friendly language, please don't demonstrate anything that might unintentionally harm, hurt, frighten, or bring embarrassment to others.

Want to be a PyMaker Happy Hour Sponsor to make this event more fun?

Contact Grace
Happy Hour
Book Signing

Book Fair

Meet your favorite Python book authors at PyBay! Several authors will be holding book signings on Saturday and Sunday.

When: Detailed schedule to be published soon

Where: At/Near Expo Hall

There will also be book and e-book giveaways from the largest technical book publishers. The exact times will be announced during the conference, so pay attention to win!

If you are a book author, and will be attending PyBay, we would love to have you give a signing! Email Jeff, our Book Chair for details.

Exhibiting Sponsors

Get to know companies that loves Python as much as you do and cares about contributing back to the Python Community! Visit their table to play with some of the latest software development tools or talk to their engineering team or recruiters about job opportunities!

When: Sat and Sun all day

Where: Atrium

Diversity and Inclusion sponsors will exhibit on Sunday, along with our higher level sponsors and Open Source Project Leaders.

email Grace to Sponsor PyBay
Exhibit Hall
Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are 5-minute talk slots with or without slides on something you’re passionate about (no hiring or company pitches, please). Humor preferred, goat photos optional, learning value expected.

When: Saturday 8/17 and Sunday 8/18, exact time TBD

Where: TBD

In prior years, we've run a combination of pre-conference call for lightning talk proposals and at conference sign-ups, if you've other suggestions for 2019 or if you'd like to help run it, please email Dan, our Lightning Talk Chair.

Open Spaces

Open Spaces are self-organizing events that happen in parallel with the main conference. They’re additional opportunities for registered attendees to present or share topics of interests to Pythonistas. The topics can include the talk that didn't make it into the program, tutorials, your favorite video game... For 2019, Barry Warsaw and your conference Chair Grace are particularly interested in a #wellness track, please do teach something cool and help us socialize wellness!

When: Sat 9a - 8p and Sunday 9a - 5:30p

Where: Conference rooms fitting 20 - 40 people within the conference center

How to participate: Submit your topics here now. During the conference, you can sign up for remaining time slots. Please do promote your open space via Twitter @py_bay with #openspaces

Want to get your company’s name on the room so people can tweet about your company during the conference?

email Grace to Sponsor Open Spaces
Open Space 1