In-Conference Events

Where the magic happens!


One of the things that makes PyBay such a fun conference is the hallway track, where casual sharing with another amazing developer inspires new ideas, solutions to a problem, an open-source project, or a new friendship. Here are some of the events and activities we've planned OUTSIDE of the scheduled talks to make your hallway track even more memorable.

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: Friday 8/17 at 8-9p and Sunday 8/19 5-6p

Where:House Canary Room

To help us get organized, the call for Friday's lightning talk proposals will be emailed to ticket holders by July 16. If we haven't filled the slots, we’ll open the sign-ups to the public (you'll still have to register for the conference for your lightning talk proposal to be selected). Sign-ups for Sunday's lightning talk slot will happen at the conference or at the Lightning Talk Chair's discretion.

Please email Dan if you have questions in the meanwhile.

Open Spaces

Open Spaces are self-organizing events that happen in parallel with the main conference. They’re created by attendees during the conference and promoted by the creators via Twitter #PyBayOpenSpaces.

When: Sat and Sunday 9a - 8p

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

Feel free to offer an Open Space on your favorite topic: the talk that didn't make it into the program, tutorials, yoga, tai chi, your favorite video game... it's your Open Space! More info on logistics and how to participate will be posted here as the conference approaches. Feel free to email us to sponsor a room and get your company’s name on it so people can tweet about your company during the conference.

email Grace to Sponsor Open Spaces
Open Space 1
Book Signing

Book Fair and Book Signing

Browse some of the latest Python books from a variety of publishers at our onsite book store. Add a copy or two to your library, or bring your own books for signing by famous Python authors at various times during the conference.

When: The book store will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Book signings will occur at the following times:

  • Al Sweigart, author of Cracking Codes with Python, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, and more — Saturday 10:40 am
  • Wesley Chun, author of Core Python Applications Programming, Python Web Development with Django, and more — Saturday 3:20 pm
  • Noah Gift, author of Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-based Machine LearningSunday 9:55 am

Where: At/Near Expo Hall

PyMaker Fest

Have that thing that connects to another thing and does wicked cool stuff when you do that other thing? Bring it! Show it off, tell us all about it, and get inspired by one another's creativity at PyBay's PyMaker Show (& Tell)!

When: Sunday 1-3pm

Where: Hacker's Lounge

Feel free to write to us to sponsor and name this space or make it even more fun! And please be mindful that young children will be at the conference, so please don't demonstrate anything that might unintentionally harm, hurt, frighten, or bring embarrassment to others.

email Grace to Sponsor PyMaker Show and Tell
Maker Faire