Lightning Talks + Birds of a Feather

Want a more tailored program of PyData NYC? Consider joining a lightning talk or Birds of a Feather!

Birds of a Feather

Find your people! 

Heard a great talk and want to dive into the details more? Want to chat about something that isn’t otherwise on the conference schedule? We’ve set aside a boardroom for conference participants’ use. Sign up at the NumFOCUS booth on the 5th floor to reserve your slot.

What is the format of a Birds of a Feather session?

The format is whatever you want it to be! Presumably, it should be about the topic you chose, but other than that, you have 40 to 50 minutes (depending on the time slot) to do as you please. You’re free to rope in other people for a panel discussion, give a demo, give a traditional presentation, or whatever. You’re encouraged to include the audience through Q&A, open discussions, interactive demos, or other means.

What are the four principles of Unconferencing?

  • Whoever come are the right people.
  • Whatever happens, is the only thing that could.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time.
  • When it is over it is over.

What is the Law of 2 Feet?

“If you aren’t contributing or learning or having fun where you are now, use your two feet.”

All levels welcome. This event is not recorded.

Room: New Amsterdam (5th Floor)

Day: Wednesday, Nov 9 and Thursday, Nov 10

Time: All Day

New Amsterdam
Time 16 seat board room
Wednesday, November 9 Thursday, November 10
Room Setup
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
1:30 PM
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
4:00 PM
4:15 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PM

Lightning Talks

A PyData NYC tradition. This event features fast-paced 5-minute talks by conference attendees. Join us in Central Park (6th floor) at 4:15pm on Day 2, Thursday, November 10 immediately following Melissa Mendonça’s keynote. 

Sign up to talk on the 5th floor at the NumFOCUS booth anytime during Day 2 of the event. No advance sign up is required to attend and listen.

Want to know more about what to expect? Jessica Garson has written up some great advice on how to prepare and make the most of it!–2omm

No previous knowledge is expected; all levels are welcome to listen or present (limited slots available!).

Room: Central Park (6th Floor)

Day: Thursday, Nov 10

Time: 4:15pm