Community Activities

A part from our rich conference programme, PyData London 2018 will feature a number of community-driven activities, including:
  • Social Events on Saturday night
  • Diversity Round Table
  • Algorithmic Art Expo
  • Hackathons
  • Open-source sprints
  • Book Signing: meet the experts!
  • Lightning Talks

PyData Social Saturday

What: we'll host a social event on Saturday evening, after the closing notes and lightning talks. We'll offer a first round of drinks and some canapes, then there will be a cash bar, followed by our pub quiz.
When: On Saturday evening after the closing notes (roughly from 6pm onwards)
Where: in the foyer (expo space) at the conference venue

PyData "Pub" Quiz

What: after last year success, we'll propose again a "pub" quiz, where you can meet other attendees and show off your knowledge (about Python, life, and beyond). Limited space, we'll send out a sign-up form if you'd like to attend.
When: on Saturday evening from 8pm
Where: in the Tower Suite (keynote room)

Diversity Round Table

What: facilitated discussion on the topics of Diversity and Inclusion in our industry -- grab your lunch from the buffet and join the discussion
When: on Sunday during the lunch break 12:40-13:30
Where: Tower Suite 1

Algorithmic Art Expo

What: our friends from the Algorithmic Art Meetup will showcase their artistic works. You'll get the chance to know more about how to apply your algorithmic knowledge to create beautiful art.
When: On Saturday during the lunch break
Where: in the expo space at the Algorithmic Art booth

Algorithmic Art Hackathon

What: our friends from the Algorithmic Art Meetup will run a hackathon, where you can join fellow attendees to create beautiful art! Prizes will be awarded for the best hacks!
When: on Saturday afternoon 13:30-15:45
Where: Mortimer room

pandas sprint

What: after the success of their global sprint, our friends from the Python Sprints Meetup will run a pandas sprint session where you'll have the chance to contribute to one of most crucial open-source libraries in the PyData ecosystem.
When: on Sunday morning 10:15-12:30
Where: Mortimer room

Politics Hackathon

What: our friends from PyData Bristol and SixFifty will run a politics-themed hackathon. Prizes will be awarded for the best hacks!
When: on Sunday afternoon 13:30-15:45
Where: Mortimer Room

Book signing

What: meet the authors and get a free signed copy of their book. Limited amount of books available, so first come first served!
When: on Saturday during the lunch break 12:30-13:30
Where: at the registration desk

Lightning Talks

What: lightning talks are 5min talks on any topic of interest for the PyData community. They could be about a library you've used, a community event you're attending, an interesting problem you faced, a technique you just learned, you name it! Limited time, so the number of talks will depend on the available time frame.
When: sign up during or before the lunch break (i.e. before 13:30) on both days, we'll then randomly select the talks to be presented. The talks will be given after the closing notes (i.e. after 17:00) on both days
Where: sign up at the registration desk; talks will be given in the Tower Suite.

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