What's in store for PyBay2019?

Whether you are just starting out or an experienced dev, interested in talks or geeking out with the community, we've got something for you!


Pre-Conf Workshops

Aug 15-16 | Thu, Fri

Learn something new and relevant from seasoned speakers and trainers in an intense 3.5 hours session. Take one or multiple workshops and pay for what you attend. Call for tutorial proposals opening soon!

Opening Party

Scheduled Main Talks

Aug 17 - 18 | Sat, Sun 9:15a -6p

Enjoy 50+ talks covering Python Fundamentals, Web, Machine Learning and AI, DevOps & Software Tools, People IoT and other fun stuff. Call for 25 and 40 minutes talk proposals opening soon!

Book Signing

Fun Networking Events

Aug 17 - 18 | Sat, Sun 9:15a -6p

Outside of the scheduled talks, create your adventure with exhibiting sponsors & book authors, meet new friends at happy hour, show off your toys at PyMaker Fest, give a talk, or hack with your new pals...

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!

After-hour happy-hour!

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 - ??

Where: TBD

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!
Happy Hour
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


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 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:

  • TBD, author of xxx, yyy, and more — Saturday zz:zz am
  • TBD, author of xxx, yyy, and more — Saturday zz:zzam
  • TBD, author of xxx, yyy, and more — Saturday zz:zzam

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.

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