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!
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 table to show off your Maker project or enter your project in the contest, please fill out this form by July 29. There is limited table space available, 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.
Have questions, suggestions, or want to be a PyMaker Happy Hour Sponsor to make this event more fun?Contact Grace & Tyler
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.
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
Diversity and Inclusion sponsors will exhibit on Sunday, along with our higher level sponsors and Open Source Project Leaders.email Grace to Sponsor PyBay