The PyCon conference is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. It is produced and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting Python. Through PyCon, the PSF advances its mission of growing the international community of Python programmers.
Because PyCon is backed by the non-profit PSF, they keep registration costs much lower than comparable technology conferences so that PyCon remains accessible to the widest group possible. The PSF also pays for the ongoing development of the software that runs PyCon and makes it available under a liberal open source license. The PSF has paid staff to manage PyCon. Two employees work on planning and two employees work on the financial aspects of PyCon.
PyCon US is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community. The organization values the participation of each member of the Python community and wants all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Members of the Python community are open, considerate, and respectful.
Every member of the community has the right to have their identity respected. The Python community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.
Learn more about PyCon through the official website.
Points of contact:
- Ewa Jodlowska, Executive Director – [email protected]
- Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel, Conference Chair – [email protected]
- Betsy Waliszewski, Sponsor Coordinator / Event Planner – [email protected]
- Jackie Augustine, Event Manager – [email protected]