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!
What's going to make you most happy? A light reception at the conference venue and have some Birds of Feathers sessions? A game night? A crawl around happening places in San Francisco? Or...
When: Sat 6p - ??
Grace is working on getting sponsors so we will have a budget for our happy hour. Meanwhile, if you'd like to volunteer your event planning chops and help us evaluate some options, we'd be so thrilled!Email Grace to help make PyBay even more fun!
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
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 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
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:
Where: At/Near Expo Hall
A publisher and want to exhibit at PyBay? Have a book and want to participate in our book signing? email Jeff, our Book Chair.
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