The Python Conference (also called PyCon:564) is the largest annual convention for the discussion and promotion of the Python programming language. It originated in the United States but is also held in more than 40 other countries. It was one of the first computer programming conferences to develop and adhere to a code of conduct.:565 The conference hosts tutorials, demonstrations and training sessions.
PyCon 2020 was listed as (one of) "The best software engineering conferences (to attend) of 2020" and "As Python becomes ever more popular in the scientific community and for big data, the influence of PyCon will continue to grow." PyCon is often attended by Guido van Rossum (the author of the Python language). Other groups, such as PyLadies and Django Girls, often have concurrent sessions.
The canonical "PyCon" is run annually in the United States of America, since starting in 2003 in Washington, D.C:
|Year||Location||Number of Attendees|
|2012||Santa Clara, CA||2,300|
|2013||Santa Clara, CA||2,500|
|2014||Montreal, QC (Canada)||2,500|
|2015||Montreal, QC (Canada)||3,100|
|2016||Portland, OR||3,294 (badges issued)|
|2017||Portland, OR||3,391 (badges received)|
|2018||Cleveland, OH||3,260 (Checked-in people)|
|2019||Cleveland, OH||3,393 (Checked-in people)|
|2020||online-only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2021||online-only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2022||Salt Lake City, UT (Planned)|
Notable Keynote Speakers
|Name||Profession||Current Employer||Function||Former Employer(s)||Edition|
|VM Brasseur||Juniper Networks||Director of Open Source Strategy||PyCon AU 2019|
|Parisa Tabriz||Engineer||PyCon 2016|
|Jessica McKellar||Engineer||Dropbox||Software Developer||Oracle Corporation||PyCon APAC 2017|
|Guido van Rossum||Engineer, Creator of Python Programming Language||Microsoft||Developer||Google, Dropbox||PyCon 2016|
|Van Lindberg||Engineer, Intellectual Property and Open Source Lawyer||Dykema||Member||Rackspace, General Counsel and Director of the Python Software Foundation||PyCon 2016|
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