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EuroPython 2022: Videos & Thanks!

Lights! Camera! 📸 Action! 🎬

We are super delighted to release the final video instalments from EuroPython 2022. Like all season finales, we're leaving you on a knife edge, guessing where we'll be hosting the conference next year. 🤔

Rest assured, producing top-quality live streams to enable seamless remote access and subsequent edits of all our talks will be a given, no matter where we'll be in real life. 🤗

Grab that popcorn🍿, head to YouTube and come check out all the insightful & binge-worthy talks!

It’s been a minute since EuroPython 2022. What was your favourite part of the conference?

2022 in our 21st year! 🎉 Last year, we celebrated our 20th anniversary. If you are curious about how EuroPython evolved in the first 20 years and want to watch all the videos from 2011-2021, come take a walk down memory lane - 20 Years of EuroPython.

Do you have any suggestions/ ideas on how the next decade for EuroPython should look? Want to be a part of the EuroPython organising team 2023?
Drop us a line and start the conversation: plaza@europython.eu

Catch you on the flip side,
Sangarshanan on behalf of the EuroPython 2022 team

🐍 Community Call for Venues - EuroPython 2023

In recent years, the EuroPython Society (EPS), the organisers of the EuroPython conference series, have been discussing how to make the conference more accessible for the community and affordable to a wider audience. This means that on top of the cost of the venue and catering, we would be paying extra attention to how easy and affordable it is getting to and from the city, and how expensive it is to spend a conference week there.

We think that the community is our best source to find such suitable venues. After talking to many amazing community organisers this year,  we have decided to call upon our community to propose the venue for the EuroPython 2023 conference.

If you are a member of a local community and would like EuroPython 2023 to be hosted in your city, please rally the local Pythonistas support and send us a proposal on behalf of the group you represent. Rest assured that it doesn’t mean that your local community will take up the fiscal and administrative responsibility of organising the conference; the EuroPython Society will still bear the burden. But you will be welcome to volunteer to help with the organisation, advise how to best benefit your local community, and guide the conference to have more of the local flavour.

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If you want to propose a venue on behalf of your community, please complete this form before September 26th and we will get in touch to coordinate with you to get a list of detailed answers & quotes from the proposed venue.

Link to the form: https://forms.gle/xBzL7zLcJZXSoiPp8

Note: on top of the Community Call for Venues, we will also send out a Request for Proposals to some venues in parallel as a contingency, following our previous process in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

🗓️ Timeline Projection

2022-09-26: deadline for community groups to complete the Community Call for Venues Form

The week of 2022-09-26:  the EPS gets in touch with community proposed venues and some other potentially suitable venues to invite them to fill in our  Request for Proposals (RFP).

The week of 2022-10-26: deadline for interested venues to complete the RFP.

The week of 2022-10-27 (for up to a month): Q&A and evaluation process with venues that successfully completed the RFP.

Got any questions/ suggestions/ comments?
Drop us a line at board@europython.eu and we'll get that sorted as soon as we can.

See you all soon,
EuroPython Society Board

EuroPython August 2022 Newsletter

Hey, there! Welcome to the post-conference EuroPython newsletter! We hope you enjoyed the conference and had a great time, whether you joined us in person or remote.

As you probably noticed, we skipped July. We are very sorry about the absence (not really), but we were all very busy enjoying summertime. You see, the problem is - and I know this will sound crazy but - we actually miss you.

Not that long ago we were all together, drinking pints and running around at Dublin’s Convention Centre. The event was so good that it left a dent in our hearts. Yes, we are quite emotional! 🤖

To minimise the pain in our aching blood-pumping machines ❤️, we decided to take a break from our summer cocktails and boat trips to come and say hello. We plan to be back again in September, tanned and full of energy.

So, with no further ado, let's get to the fun stuff! As always, if you have any suggestions or have a cool Python event you want us to feature, please send us at news@europython.eu.

📝 EuroPython Society Update

🏛️ EuroPython 2023 - Community Call for Venue

The EPS team have been discussing how to make the conference more accessible for the community and affordable to a wider audience. We know that the community is our best source to find such places. So for EuroPython 2023, we’d like to experiment with running a Community Call for Venue!

We will publish the formal call on our blog/newsletter in mid-September. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, talk to the local community you are part of. If you already have ideas, questions or suggestions, reach out to us at board@europython.eu.

🎗️ General Assembly Update

In preparation for the Annual General Assembly (GA), the EPS board are working with our accountant and auditor to get our financial reports in order in the next couple of weeks. As soon as that is finalised, we will be excited to call for the next General Assembly; the actual GA will be held at least 14 days after our formal notice.

The GA will be run online this year. It is a good opportunity to hear about Society's developments and updates in the last year. A new board will also be elected at the end of the GA.

All EPS members are invited to attend the GA and have voting rights. Find out how to sign up to become an EPS member for free here: https://www.europython-society.org/application/

🏂 What does an EPS board member do?

The EPS board is made up of up to 9 directors (including 1 chair and 1 vice chair); the board runs the day-to-day business of the EuroPython Society, including running the EuroPython conference series, and supports the community through various initiatives such as our grants programme. The board collectively takes up the fiscal and legal responsibility of the Society.

At the moment, running the annual EuroPython conference is a major task for the EPS. As such, the board members are expected to invest significant time and effort towards overseeing the smooth execution of the conference, ranging from venue selection, contract negotiations, and budgeting, to volunteer management. Every board member has the duty to support one or more EuroPython teams to facilitate decision-making and knowledge transfer.

In addition, the Society prioritises building a close relationship with local communities. Board members should not only be passionate about the Python community but have a high-level vision and plan for how the EPS could best serve the community.

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How can you become an EPS 2023 board member?

Any EPS member can nominate themselves for the EPS 2023 board. Nominations will be published prior to the GA (see 2022’s candidates).

Though the formal deadline for self-nomination is at the GA, it is recommended that you send in yours as early as possible (yes, now is a good time!) to board@europython.eu.
We look forward to your emails❗

🍀 EuroPython 2022 Conference Update

We made it together! EuroPython was a hoot and a half ❤️

115 sessions, 12 tutorials, 8 special events, 4 Keynotes, and 3 Panel discussions spread across a bright and sunny week in July. We’re still in awe of the discussions that inspired us, the laughs we shared and the Guinness (& energy drinks? 😝) we gulped throughout. EuroPython is much more than just a conference, it is an amalgamation of differences, experiences, careers, demographics, cultures and much more.

For the stats lovers. here’s a nerdy snippet of EuroPython in numbers:

❤️‍🔥 EuroPython 2022 Volunteers

Given the scale of EuroPython, it is often difficult to imagine it being run without the support of full-time support. The truth is, EuroPython emphasises and embraces the polar opposites of organisation & chaos, fun & anxiety. It is a place where the teams bond and connect, pick up new skills, discover new interests, and grow out of our silly mistakes. But it is also a massive endeavour that comes at a significant cost of volunteer burnout, personal sacrifices and an unnerving commitment to work that often isn’t highlighted.

Rare chance when we got many of our volunteers on stage and screen; an emotional moment highlighting the unsung heroes of EuroPython 2022

EuroPython will forever be in debt to the yellow shirt crew! Through thick and thin, the volunteers made sure that all the attendees, speakers, sponsors and support crew were taken care of.

To list all our volunteers, past and present would take forever. But here’s a small acknowledgement for all the brilliant effort our volunteers put in.

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I hope every reader will take a moment to read their names and celebrate their love for the community:

❣️ https://ep2022.europython.eu/thankyou ❣️

🌞 Miss the EuroPythonic extravaganza already?

We’ve been working hard with our AV team (Gonzo <3) in the past months to go through all the videos and package them for your viewing pleasure.

We hope to have them ready and tidied up by mid-September! 🥳

In the meantime if you want to revisit a talk you missed or just want to check out a talk again, all the live streams from across the conference days are put up as a playlist on our YouTube channel.

You can also find mini snippets of humans of EuroPython throughout the conference in our highlight videos: 🤗

📸 EuroPython 2022 Photos

The official photos for this year’s conference are out! Check out the album at https://ep2022.europython.eu/photos.

And if you want to share highlights of YOUR EuroPython 2022, you can add them on Flickr, make a PR on our website or send us an email. More information here: https://ep2022.europython.eu/photos#how-to-add-your-photos

✍️ Community write-ups

Check out the nice write-ups put together by our thriving community about this year’s conference:

Our beloved Vicky Twomey-Lee tells the highlights of the dream-come-true experience of the Dublin EuroPython
EuroPython2022
Overview This is an article to share my wonderful experience participating in the EuroPython Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Objective I’d like to share the key points to help my fellow Python Developers (Pythonistas).
Vasant Vohra’s experience at EuroPython 2022
EuroPython 2022
I had a wonderful time at EuroPython, lastweek, in Dublin.The most important aspect of the conference, for me personally, involved givingmy talk entitled “Music and Code”. It was an opportunity for
The wonderful Nicholas H. Tollervey on his Music and Code session and his impressions of the week at the event

And on Twitter’s Memory lane, the highlights are to:

Pyladies Lunch event 
The Music and Code
Inclusion efforts
On dreams coming true
Diego Russo on EuroPython

🗓️ Upcoming Events

PyCon APAC 2022 (Sat Sep 3 - Sun Sep 4)

PyCon APAC 2022 will be held online on 3-4 September via YouTube Streaming. In the past years, PyCon Taiwan retrospected our role as a Python community platform in Taiwan. We have continued improving our agenda and events by introducing wonderful thoughts and experiences from the other Python Conferences in the world to Taiwan. We also enhanced the exchange of experience between local-to-local and local-to-international Python communities and kept adopting innovative plans.

More details and tickets: https://tw.pycon.org/2022/en-us

PyCon SK (Fri Sep 9 - Sun Sep 11)

The PyCon SK 2022 conference, which will be held in Bratislava, is an annual gathering of the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language.
More details and tickets: https://2022.pycon.sk/en/index.html

PyBelfast (Tue Sep 13)

PyBelfast has joined forces with the Northern Ireland Dev Conference to take part in the MeetUp Fest to bring an extra special meetup to the community in September.
We will be holding a family friend STEM-inspired python meetup to welcome everyone into the Python and meetup community.
More details: https://www.meetup.com/pybelfast/events/287739426/

PyCon UK (Fri Sep 16 - Sun Sep 18)

PyCon UK will be returning to Cardiff City Hall.
More details and tickets: https://2022.pyconuk.org

14th DjangoCon Europe & 1st PyCon Portugal (Wed Sep 21 - Sun Sep 25)

This is the 14th edition of DjangoCon Europe and it is organised by a team made up of Django practitioners from all levels. We welcome people from all over the world.
Our conference seeks to educate and develop new skills, best practices and ideas for the benefit of attendees, developers, speakers and everyone in our global Django Community, not least those watching the talks online.
In addition to DjangoCon Europe, we’ll be hosting the first PyCon Portugal in the beautiful city of Porto on 24th September. Get your tickets now, and help us make history!
More details and tickets: https://2022.djangocon.eu & https://2022.pycon.pt/

PyLadies Dublin (Monday, Sep 26)

🙌 We are excited to announce our second in-person event this year! And we are partnering with Microsoft Ireland who will also be hosting us at their HQ in Sandyford.
💻 Do bring along your laptops if you want to code in between or after the talks, it can be with others attending, or trying out code with speakers, it's up to you! 🥰
More details: https://www.meetup.com/pyladiesdublin/events/287637521

PyCon ES (Fri Sep 30 - Sun Oct 2)

This year’s most important Python event in Spain will happen in Granada. An event that will bring together hundreds of Python enthusiasts, an incredible agenda and wonderful job opportunities.
More details: https://2022.es.pycon.org

PyCon Ireland (Sat Nov 12 - Sun Nov 13)

Two years after our 10th-anniversary celebration, we are delighted to be back with an exciting new program for Ireland's premier technical conference in Dublin.
The pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone. We would like to thank all health care workers for their care. To honour their work, this year's conference will have a health care theme.
More details and tickets: https://python.ie/pycon-2022

Pyjamas Conf (Sat Nov 26 - Sun Nov 27)

I know we live by being the laziest Python conference but it's time to get up and get moving as the CfP will be closing on 19th September. Want to speak at a Python event for the 1st time? Have a new talk idea that you wanna try out? Please submit a proposal!
Details about the CfP can be found here: https://pyjamas.live/cfp/
Like any community-run conference, we need a lot of support and there's something you can help us with! You can sign-up to be our volunteer here: https://forms.gle/aZaxsTKXZ2ntucaCA  Or you can show your employer our sponsorship package: https://pyjamas.live/assets/sponsorship_package_2022.pdf

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At EuroPython Society, we proudly support local conferences and communities through our grants programme. PyCon SK, PyCon ES, DjangoCon Europe & PyCon Portugal are a few of the upcoming conferences we are supporting.

If you run a local conference and can use a bit of financial help or even just a sounding board to bounce off ideas, we’d be delighted to hear from you: grants@europython.eu

You can find out more about the EuroPython Society’s grants programme here: https://www.europython-society.org/grants/

💕 A note from our Chair: Raquel Dou

Whether you’re a loyal reader or a new subscriber to our newsletter, thank you! I am Raquel Dou, who has had the privilege of serving as the chair of EuroPython Society in the last year. And what a blast this year has been! The EuroPython 2022 is the 21st EuroPython conference series. After two decades in, organising the conference still never feels formulaic. Instead, it is a place of trying out new things, being supportive, connecting with one another and evolving with Python and the community.

One of such new things I’m very proud of is this (s0rt-of) monthly newsletter you are reading, authored by our ever growing Communications team. Not only is this our effort of delivering conference/Society updates to you in a condensed format, but more importantly it is a showcase of the humans that make up our teams. Through their distinctive writing styles, events they participate in and projects they share, we celebrate them and the communities they are part of.

I want to specially thank our editor in chief Vaibhav Srivastav (more affectionately known as VB). Thank you for leading the Comms team this year with such warm energy, humour and great care. Every newsletter, email, tweet, LinkedIn post that was drafted, edited or reviewed by VB was like a love letter to the community and an ode to being kind.

EuroPython has always been a place of celebration of the geekdom of the humans who (want to / love to) use Python. Going forward, we hope to hear from many more of you how you are using Python to make art, educate kids, watch the stars, grow plants, and all the mundane and extraordinary things in your life!
If you want to discuss any quirky ideas, cool events or fanciful initiatives that are in any way relevant to the EPS, you are most welcome to reach out to me at raquel@europython.eu. Together, to another wonderful year of expanding our horizon and great Pythonic fun! ❤️🐍

Humans of EuroPython: Vicky Twomey-Lee 💖

Howya! My name is Vicky Twomey-Lee, and I’ve been involved with the Irish Python community since mid-2005 with Python Ireland initially and now I currently run PyLadies Dublin. I’ve organised and facilitated Django Girls Dublin workshops in the past. I am also a co-founder of Coding Grace, advocating diversity in tech through events and curated news in Ireland. I am also the co-director of Women Who Code Dublin. Other not-for-profits I am involved in GameCraft (we run game jams in Ireland), Irish Geeks Table Quiz (an end-of-year event to bring the Irish community together raising money for a local charity.

I was also the Maker Advocate for Dublin Maker (the large Irish Maker festival).

What do you do?

I’m not coding anymore, it’s more of a hobby now with lots of projects to do on my bucket list. I spend a lot of my time involved with the not-for-profit initiatives mentioned above. I try to keep my eyes and ears peeled for Irish and Northern Irish tech news especially around diversity in tech and curate that for my monthly newsletters and event listings.

What does your community do?

Currently, I run regular PyLadies Dublin meetups, it’s mostly remote and live-streamed to our Youtube channel. Before Covid-19, our in-person meetups consisted of short talks followed by breakout sessions. Folks are encouraged to bring their laptops along, they can group up with the speakers on the topics spoken that evening, or work on their projects, seek help (e.g. setting up dev environments, going through tutorials, help with a problem they are stuck on).  We hope to do a mix of this next year as we plan to be mostly remote for the rest of the year. The remote sessions are a few lightning talks followed by Q&A. We keep it to around 1 hour and keep the live-streamed videos up on our channel so people can replay them in their own time.

What motivates you to do voluntary work?

It all began when I attended my first Python Ireland meetup in 2004 and after it rebooted, I got involved in looking for speakers and rooms to hold talks from mid-2005 till I passed the baton on in 2016. During this time, I chaired the first four PyCon Irelands, an idea formed in Neary’s pub one dark and wet February night in 2010 with a bunch of core Irish Pythonistas. An Irish conference to give us more experience to be able to host EuroPython and 10+2 years later, EuroPython is visiting our shores and I am so overjoyed for the opportunity for Irish Pythonistas who’ve never been to EuroPython to meet and connect with this fantastic community.

When I got more involved with Python Ireland, the community was super accepting and kind, helpful and we all shared knowledge with excitement and glee. I pushed myself to the limit with PyCon Ireland along with launching PyLadies Dublin (granted that I was also running workshops and game jams in my other initiatives around that time). I also like to highlight that PyCon UK helped us out a lot when we were trying to figure out PyCon Ireland back in 2010, and my foundation on the community is pretty based on how PyCon UK interacts with their community, their generosity, open-mindedness, inclusiveness and support, special shout out to John Pinner (RIP).

I also learned a lot being part of EuroPython Society’s board back in 2012, and with that knowledge in hand to enhance the process of running future editions of PyCon Ireland as well as contributing to improvements on how EuroPython was organised (thanks, Marc-André Lemburg).

As a way of giving back, I’m on the PSF’s Grants Work Group. I wanted to try to encourage a more diverse community to Python and encourage others to do so, and being part of the grants work group allows me to hopefully help others around the world to achieve that and make Python and its community more accessible to all.

I am honoured to be a PSF Fellow, and most recently to have received the PSF’s Community Service Award as well as EuroPython Society’s Fellow Grant. For me, with my Irish Pythonista hat on, I want to see more PSF Fellows, core contributors and future awardees in Ireland, and I will keep spreading this message to the amazing community here in Ireland.

Any final words?

For anyone attending EuroPython, I hope to see you at PyLadies Lunch, there will be PyLadies organisers and members from the US, Europe and afar there, so a great chance to meet and connect with them in person. You will need a conference ticket to attend the lunch.

Events:

EuroPython June 2022 Newsletter

Howdy-doody!

Time flies like an arrow! Can you hear them buzzing? Only ten days to go until the conference. Our days right now start with discord pings, are full of zoom meetings and google hangouts and end with “Crap! we forgot to send that email”. Then, repeat it all over again. We’re nervously sprinting towards a cross-timezone, multi-cultural culmination of time, effort and experience at EuroPython.

This will be our last update ahead of the conference. We’ll be back in July with a conference recap and our vision for the newsletter ahead (if you have any suggestions, send us those at news@europython.eu).
Alright, enough said! We hope you enjoy this newsletter as much as we enjoyed penning it down.

📝 EuroPython Society Update


🧠 EuroPython Society discussion at EuroPython

We would like to use the conference days to talk to all of you and other members of the community to gather ideas about our conference series and other EPS initiatives.
In particular, How do you think EPS can serve the needs of our thriving community? How can we make EuroPython more inclusive and diverse? To do so, we’ll organise an informal discussion session on Thursday 14th July in the Open Space at EuroPython. We'll announce the exact time soon.

Bring your thoughts, comments, questions and ideas!! Hope to see many of you!

🥗 Organisers’ Lunch @ EuroPython

Are you coming to EuroPython and you are a community organiser of Python or Open Source events? Join us for an informal lunch at the conference! We will have food and discussions on 14 July at 13:00. You can let us know if you are interested in emailing board@europython.eu, or just showing up on the day!

📅 General Assembly postponed

The board has decided to postpone the General Assembly until after the conference to give us more time to prepare and plan. We’ll keep you updated on the new date.

🍀 EuroPython 2022 Conference Update

🐍 EuroPython at a glance!

~115 sessions - Across the Python experience spectrum and through all tracks (featuring a dedicated CPython, PyData, Web, Testing, Community track and much more), we have put together an intriguing set of talks for you to enjoy. Check them all out at https://ep2022.europython.eu/sessions

12 tutorials - From looking at Python under the hood to building production-ready GraphQL API to Train your Graphics card & Build with Audio. No matter what you’re interested in, we’ve got something for you. Piqued your interest? Head over to the full list here: https://ep2022.europython.eu/tutorials

8 Special events - EuroPython is much bigger than *just* talks and tutorials. We’ll have multitudes of events running parallel to the event. Check them out here to get to know more about it and how you can participate:

4 Keynotes - EuroPython wouldn’t be complete without showcasing some of the brightest voices leading our community talking about the current challenges we face and offering their take on them. Interested in knowing more about what they’ll talk about? https://ep2022.europython.eu/keynoters

Meet our awesome Keynoters!

3 Panels - All three days of the conference will feature star-studded and thought-provoking panel discussions on the topics that matter most. We’ll start with a CPython panel with some of our favourite core devs, followed by the Diversity and Inclusion panel on Thursday with our friends from The PSF and conclude with an Education panel with a Pythonic focus on Friday.

🌍 Join EuroPython from anywhere!

EuroPython is a conference for the community, by the community. In these ever-so-changing times, we know that it might not be feasible for everyone to make it to Dublin and attend the conference in person. That’s why EuroPython is running hybrid this year. We’ll have remote speakers as well as attendees.

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You can now take advantage of all the talks and panels right at the comfort of your home. Head over to https://ep2022.europython.eu/tickets to get yours now!

P.S. We’re offering financial aid for those who may benefit from them. Head over to https://ep2022.europython.eu/finaid to apply now! The deadline is 3rd July.

💝 Want to engage more deeply with EuroPython & our community?


🌌 Open Space
We believe that conversations flow better when provided with a dedicated space to present your ideas, and host discussions and prototype insights together.

The conference will feature an Open Space from 13th-15th July. Any ticket holder will be able to reserve a time block there and propose an activity for other attendees to participate in.

P.S. Be early, the space tends to get overbooked soon ;)

🖥 OSS Tables
Are you an Open Source library/ organisation and would like a dedicated table to showcase your work and engage with the attendees? Then say no more and send us an email at sponsoring@europython.eu (limited spots, first come first serve basis).

⚡ Lightning Talks
A EuroPython wouldn’t be EuroPython without its goofy, byte-sized 5-minute entertaining Lightning talks. All the 3 conference days (13th-15th July) will feature Lightning Talks. Best part? Anyone can propose one! Get your groove on already and start putting ideas and stitching slides together.
No separate registration is needed, just submit a topic and put your name on the white scratchboard in the forum.

✨ Humans of EuroPython!

EuroPython won’t be what it is without the brilliant people that put in their time and effort. Every little contribution matters, calling vendors during lunch breaks, taking a trip across Europe to inventory our storage, taking team calls from a bar ;) and much more. Being a volunteer is not easy and we want to showcase the people striving to put together a better and more inclusive environment for our thriving community.

Humans of EuroPython is an initiative to showcase such voices. It’ll be a monthly issue (just like this newsletter) with an interview-style chat with our volunteers.

For our inaugural blog post, we spotlight Laís (@lais_bsc), where she tells us about her volunteering, Python Ireland and what she's up to right now.
https://blog.europython.eu/a-chat-with-lais-carve/

Our second edition contains words of wisdom by Naomi (@NaomiCeder), who needs no introduction. She reflects on the work of Trans*Code and thoughtfully reveals a trans perspective on what it's like to be in our community.
https://blog.europython.eu/pythonista-spotlight-naomi-ceder/

🤗 A big thanks to our Sponsors!

EuroPython won’t be possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors. We’re beyond psyched that we’ll be able to hang by their booths at the conference. Grab some cool sponsor swag? Discuss some interesting job offers? And participate in some fun giveaways!

Our sponsors are what help us make EuroPython affordable for everyone!

🎗️ Upcoming Events

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If you have a fantastic Python event and want to be featured, hit the reply button and write to us!

Farset Labs (Belfast): Maker Night in the Workshop 🛠 (Mon Jun 27, 19:00 - 21:00 BST)
Come down to Farset Labs Hackerspace this Monday for our Maker Night in the workshop. Bring your own ideas, or just come to see the pretty burning lights from the safety of our Glowforge Pro laser cutter.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/farsetlabs/events/glbgtsydcjbkc/

Tog Hackerspace (Dublin): Electronics Night (Mon Jun 27, 19:00 - 21:00 Irish Time)
This is our regular Monday evening electronics night. The space and our electronics room are still a work in progress.
These evenings are free to attend for members and visitors alike. No booking is necessary, just turn up. Everyone from absolute beginners to experienced is welcome. These evenings are not classes or tutorials but a very friendly informal evening.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/tog-dublin-hackerspace/events/mpvcvsydcjbkc/

Dublin Data Science: Shorter Talk Sessions (Wed Jun 29, 18:30 - 20:00 Irish Time)
This is an in-person event hosted by Dogpatch Labs, there will be two short talks: “Data science at a health hardware startup” and “How and Why to make Climate Graphs”.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/dublin-data-science/events/286019460/

Dublin Linux Developers with Gravitee (Sat Jul 2, 18:00 - 19:00 Irish Time)
This is a remote event. Nico Balestra from Gravitee talks on "Getting Started with Gravitee"
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/dublin-linux-developers/events/285252292/

Women in AI Ireland Meetup (Sat Jul 9, 13:00 - 16:00 Irish Time)
Celebrating our third year in Ireland, and following nearly two years of online presence, Women in AI are re-launching in-person events in Ireland! Secure your place today for our upcoming event on the 9th of July at Platform X, Harbourmaster Place, KPMG, Dublin proudly sponsored by our long-time supporters KPMG Ireland and Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics!
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wai-meet-up-tickets-354820506687

Dublin Linux Community (Sat Jul 9, 15:00 - 17:00 Irish Time)
This is a remote event. will be having an in-person event later in the month.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/dublin-linux-community/events/286540864/

Python Ireland July Meetup (Wed Jul 13, 18:30 - 21:00 Irish Time)
In EuroPython, the folks at Python Ireland will have a social meetup with finger food at the pub Against the Grain. Registration required.
More details at: https://www.meetup.com/pythonireland/events/280640457/

PyLadies Dublin July Meetup (Tue Jul 19, 18:30 - 19:30 Irish Time)
We are excited to have 3 excellent speakers from “How to encourage a teenage girl to programming” to “How to start a career in python” and “Supply Chain Security in OSS”. This is a virtual event and will be live-streamed to our Youtube channel.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/pyladiesdublin/events/286594152/

Dublin Linux Community (Sat Jul 23, 15:00 - 17:00 Irish Time)
We are trialling coming back to meeting in person. The venue may be subject to change as things settle down. We also have an online event at the start of every month.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/dublin-linux-community/events/dbgcssydckbfc/

Women Who Code Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online ☕️💻 - Breakfast (Thu Jul 28, 08:00-09:00 BST)
Bytes n' Brew is a fortnightly social event, a relaxed space designed to give our community an opportunity for conversations and connections around busy/work-life schedules. Join online to make new friends in the community, and ask others for career advice, coding help or mentoring.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Belfast/events/jzzgssydckblc/

🤙 Editor's note

Hey hey! If you made it this far, then first of all thanks. I am Vaibhav/ VB (@reach_vb), a volunteer with the EuroPython 2022 team. Throughout this year I’ve had a small role in putting these Newsletters together. Personally, for me, these newsletters are much more than just a conference update, they provide an insight into the structured chaos that EuroPython is.

This is the 6th and the final edition before the conference. From January to today we've gone through quite a transformation. Ahead of the conference, I’d like to highlight and thank everyone who helped put this series together (in alphabetical order):

Artur Czepiel (@artcz)
Diego Russo (@diegor)
Laís Carvalho (@lais_bsc)
Raquel Dou (raquel@europython.eu)
Sebastiaan Zeeff (@SebastiaanZeeff)
Vicky Twomey-Lee (@whykay)
Yasmin Morshed (@yasmin_codes)

They are all a fantastic bunch of people and it was/ is an honour to have the privilege of working with them. Find these people during the conference (or online)  and give them a hug, a cookie and thank them for their hard work!

Alright, enough sentimental stuff! The Newsletter is here to stay, but we’re keen to hear your suggestions and feedback on how we can make it more useful for you. Send us your ideas at news@europython.eu or find us at the conference.

See you at the conference, on social or in your inbox soon,

VB on behalf of the EuroPython Organisers

The Humans of EuroPython: Naomi Ceder ✨

I’m Naomi Ceder, and I’ve been involved in Python communities since I first learned Python (at LinuxWorld in a tutorial given by Guido) in 2001. Over those years I’ve taught Python in schools, at meetups, and at conferences, and I’ve been a conference organiser at PyCon US (the poster session, the education summit, the intro to sprinting tutorials, and the Spanish track, Las PyCon Charlas) and at PyCon UK.

What do you do?

I’m a past chair of the Python Software Foundation, the author of The Quick Python Book, and I do Python training for businesses. I’m also the founder of Trans*Code, and I speak internationally about inclusion and diversity in tech communities and enterprises.

What does your community do?

Trans*Code is a hackday centered on the trans and non-binary communities, and we are partnering with EuroPython this year to hold our first in person event since 2019. This will be our 14th event, and our first in Ireland.

What motivates you to organise Trans*Code?

Trans and non-binary folk have come to be one of the chief targets as the culture wars have ratcheted up. Many would deny our rights, our humanity, even the opportunity to experience hope and joy. Trans*Code was founded specifically to bring trans and non-binary folk (and their friends) together to build community and help reclaim that hope and that joy. I believe that optimism is a revolutionary act.

What do you wish non-trans people knew or understood?

Personally I wish they understood that expressing shock, outrage, and sadness at transphobia and discrimination does no one any good. An expression of shock tells me that they have largely been able to ignore the countless other occurrences of transphobia that occur everywhere on a daily basis. Trans folk, like other marginalised groups, are certainly not shocked at discrimination and transphobia - we  deal with it every. single. day.  

Likewise I’m afraid that sadness or outrage that such cruel things happen is useless to us. Trans and NB folk don’t need pity or outrage, what we need is to be allowed to live our lives without harassment, to be able to get jobs and access needed medical care. In short, what we need is for people to have our backs - not so much as “allies”, but (as I’m fond of saying) as co-conspirators and even friends.

What do you think conferences should know about trans and non-binary people?

It’s not just about toilets. Okay, so yes, we’d very much like to have the same right to use the toilet without harassment as everyone else. But it's just as important to feel safe, welcome, and included at the conference. It doesn’t hurt for a conference to be explicit that trans folk will be respected and their safety ensured. Does the conference have any trans/NB organisers? Any other trans speakers? Does it have a solid code of conduct, with enforcement?

Beyond that trans and non-binary folk want the same conference experience as anyone else - to be welcomed and included as part of a community of shared interests, and not continually called out (explicitly or implicitly) for being different. One of my most wretched conference experiences was a social event where “friends” spent the evening continually bringing up my trans experiences. I suppose they satisfied their curiosity and gained some education, but it left me feeling miserable, exhausted, and totally alone.  

Any final words?

I’d like to invite anyone who is interested in technology and who can make it to join us - you can find out more about Trans*Code at https://trans.tech and specifically about our EuroPython event at https://ep2022.europython.eu/trans_code. If you are not trans/NB, you will gain an understanding you didn’t have before. Several people who’ve not had prior contact with trans folk and have attended one of our events, have expressed surprise and delight at the understanding they’ve gained, and the awesome friends that they’ve made.

And if you are trans/non-binary it will be a day to breathe free and just be with others like you, and an opportunity to rekindle hope and reclaim our joy.

The Humans of EuroPython: Laís Carvalho 🍀

Hi, my name is Laís Carvalho and I am a committee member of Python Ireland since 2019 and volunteer organiser of EuroPython since 2020 (the first online edition) and co-organiser of Pyjamas (a Python conference where you can present wearing pajamas) and developer advocate and a plant mom.

My journey into the Python communities started before I could call myself a coder (or a plant parent, even). My motto was “If I want to learn, I will need community support. And no better way to have community support than inserting myself in one”. Hence, the early placement.

What do you do?

I have the healthy habit of playing with Python tools and trying to write about them (wherever people pay me to do it) for a living. I have spoken about those tools in some meetups and conferences around (for more details, have a look at my GitHub profile).

In my spare time, I make fun of things (you should follow me on Twitter) and plan conferences and travel. A bit of yoga and a bit of cooking are also my gigs. I also love dancing, just because some stereotypes are true and I am Brazilian, ya know!

What does your community do?

Python Ireland is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote the use of the Python language in errmm… Ireland! 😆 When I started in 2019, I was the only woman there and it was quite interesting to recruit more volunteers to participate. Today we are three ladies and a few dudes.

I am currently responsible for the Public Relations side of things, such as running the Twitter account and sometimes presenting our monthly meetup, which happens every second Wednesday of the month. We also host a PyCon Ireland (in Dublin) every November, and a PyCon Limerick (in February) and I help run around trying and organise those.

The plans for the future include hosting more conferences in other locations and expanding the meetups to local communities around the country.

Volunteers at Python Ireland 2019 (the last one before the plague)

What motivates you to do voluntary work?

I think the most motivating part of volunteering is the amount of wonderfully smart and dedicated people one meets along the way. It is also significantly gratifying to look at an event that runs purely on goodwill and passion, especially in this world where sometimes money screams louder than anything else.

To volunteer (especially for open source) is like a peaceful protest towards the idea that the best things in life are not things and that free and fun can and should be the only goal sometimes. Finally, it is a great way to go to marvellous events for free! 😛

What excites you the most about being in IE?

Ireland is a wonderful country, with very special people. I moved to the Emerald island around seven years ago and have been calling this land home since then. I made wonderful (local) friends but also bonded with the incredible Brazilian community around here. After all, Irish people are the Brazilians of the EU! And it seems like 10% of the local IT jobs are filled by us.

Will EuroPython in Ireland be taken by Brazilians? We shall see! In any case, you should join us at the Convention Centre Dublin from the 11th to the 17th of July 2022.

And if you are a member of Python Ireland (or any other Python community) we would like to thank your support with a discount code of 10% on your tickets! Send us an email at contact@python.ie or DM us on Twitter.

Want to get involved with Python Ireland?

EuroPython May 2022 Newsletter

Hey hey!

Is it just us? Or is the time really just flying by. We’re 40 days away from D-Day & our volunteers have been working tirelessly where the rubber meets the asphalt.

The past month has been quite eventful, we have sent out talk acceptances, onboarded 14 sponsors, announced some of our keynote speakers (more to follow). Without further ado, we present to you the penultimate newsletter before the conference.

📝EuroPython Society Update


Updates to Code of Conduct Committee

We have two more people joining our Code of Conduct (CoC) Committee ahead of the 2022 conference: Naomi Ceder and Kevin O'Brien, on top of Silvia Uberti and Anders Hammarquist. Should you need to reach out to them, their contact details are present alongside the CoC.

We’re continually looking for ways to make EuroPython better and provide a safer environment at the conference. If you have any suggestions then write to us on board@europython.eu.

Grants? Grants!

EPS is committed to help the thriving Python community in Europe prosper. Following our goal we gave out some grants over the last month:: DjangoCon Europe, Hands-on Django with PyLadiesBCN.

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The EPS wants to share our love for the community by giving out even more grants! If you need support for your local event or conference, get in touch with us: grants@europython.eu. Read more about our grants program here: https://www.europython-society.org/grants

General Assembly & What is EPS session?

It takes a village to raise a child, it definitely takes much more to keep gears spinning at the EuroPython Society. Want in on the behind the scenes action? We’ve got you covered.

We are preparing for our General Assembly that will take place during the conference. Members will receive emails about the details. If you are interested in knowing more about the EPS, the board election and how you can get involved, we are hosting a public session on 14 June: 18:00 CEST). Everyone is welcome to attend! Details will be sent out on our newsletter and socials.

Got any questions/ suggestions? Write to us at board@europython.eu

🍀EuroPython 2022 Conference Update

📜Programme

~115 talks, 12 workshops, 5 keynotes, 4 mini-events from 9AM to 6PM for 5 days, EuroPython is going to be a hoot and a half. We’ve sent a total of 120 acceptances (116 confirmed) so far across Posters, Talks, Tutorials and Workshops.

We are now focusing on the fun stuff: putting together a schedule that fits the speaker constraints and talk delivery mode. We expect to release the schedule over the course of next 2 weeks.

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Interested in what’s in-store for you at EuroPython?
Come checkout out list of sessions and tutorials!

P.S. In case you didn't know you can also buy Tutorials only Tickets as well!

Not just that, we’ll stop at nothing to ensure EuroPython packs the maximum punch. We have some really exciting Keynote speakers lined up for the conference.

Meet our Keynoters Dr. Patrick Kavanagh and Laura Nolan! More to follow soon!

More updates to follow, but our next Keynote announcement would be about someone who found a way to quite literally unlock Python’s true potential. Any guesses? ;)

Following the EuroPython tradition, we’d have Open Spaces for any Speaker/ Attendee/ Sponsor to propose a talk, host a discussion, run a sprint and more in Open Spaces. You’ll have the chance to apply for a spot directly at the conference (look for the good old whiteboard)

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Feeling the FOMO? Grab your ticket to EuroPython now!! https://ep2022.europython.eu/tickets

💶Call for Sponsors

May has been a busy month for us, we’ve onboarded 14 Sponsors, and are talking to many more interested. Sponsors not only help us make EuroPython economically viable but also bridge the gap between Open Source and the Industry.

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We are still looking for Keystone and Diamond sponsors. Could your company be the next Keystone sponsor and achieve the highest visibility at one of the largest and most diverse Python communities?

Apart from the standard sponsor packages, there are so many other ways you can support the conference: be a childcare or Financial Aid sponsor, help fund the Django Girls Workshop we’re organising, or sponsor a gourmet coffee stall for a day! A big thank you to Oomnitza for being our PyLadies Lunch sponsor. There’s room for more, you can find out all the fantastic stand-alone options here.

If you are interested in sponsoring EuroPython 2022, head to https://ep2022.europython.eu/sponsor and dig into the details of every sponsorship level. If you still have questions, write to us at sponsoring@europython.eu

🌍Remote Tickets for EuroPython

EuroPython is a conference for the community, by the community. In these ever-so-changing times we know that it might not be feasible for everyone to make it to Dublin and attend the conference in-person. That’s why EuroPython will be hybrid this year. We’ll have remote speakers as well as attendees.

We’re pleased to announce the details of the online tickets. We’ll have two tiers:

  • Personal - If you enjoy Python as a hobbyist or a freelancer
  • Business - If your company/business is paying for you or if you use Python professionally.

The ticket sales will proceed similarly to before, we’ll have regular (till 26th June) and late (27th June and onward) prices.

Tickets will go on sale next week, but you can check out the pricing and get on the waiting list now!! https://ep2022.europython.eu/tickets 

Want to help us put together a smooth experience for our remote speakers and attendees? Help us by volunteering your time and experience as a Remote Volunteer: https://forms.gle/4y2Ux67QppnBmS176

💝Financial Aid

We received about 130 applications from over 40 different countries. For 110 of the applicants, it would be their first EuroPython. About 60% of the applicants identify as a member of an underrepresented group in the Python community. We’ve finished reviewing all applicants and have shipped the acceptances out.

We’re also pleased to announce that we’ll roll out a special Financial Aid for Remote Tickets over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more details.

🎙Speaker Workshops

Are you a first-time speaker? Do you want some tips and tricks to up your presentation game?

If your answer to the above questions are yes, sign up for the speaker’s workshop as part of the Mentorship Programme! We will have experienced speakers from our EuroPython community to share their experiences and advice on effective presentation delivery.

Sign up using the form our programme team sent over earlier this week. More details to follow post signup!

🎟Events @EuroPython

Django Girls Workshop - Applications for the free 1-day Django Girls Workshop are open right now. You do not need a conference ticket but application to attend is required. Spaces are limited to 30 people. We are also looking for 5 more coaches. More details: https://djangogirls.org/en/dublin/

Beginners’ Day: HumbleData Workshop - Are you a beginner in Python? Do you want to learn Data Science and how to use Jupyter Notebooks to do data analysis? This workshop is for you! Anyone with a EuroPython 2022 Conference/Combined tickets can participate! Join us as a mentor or mentee on July 12th.
More info at https://ep2022.europython.eu/humble-data or you can just register here.

MakersFest - If you are a Maker, Craft, Educator or want to know more about Python and electronics, EuroPython has a dedicated area for MakerFest for all those inquisitive and curious minds, with demos and activities for all ages including guest Makers from micro:bit, MakerMeet.ie, TOG Hackerspace, Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam and more. Join us from Wed 13 July to Friday 15 July.
If you are interested in demo-ing something at MakerFest, register your interest via https://forms.gle/xTdpFJ2rV8iqmMCb9

Trans*Code - We’re accepting registrations for Trans*Code! Join us for a day of hacking, sharing, and friendship on 12 July - you can register (for free) at https://ep2022.europython.eu/trans_code

Pew Pew Workshop - Join Radomir Dopieralski, creator of Pew Pew Games Console, and learn how to programme this game console with CircuitPython. Attendees of the Pew Pew workshop will receive a Pew Pew games console to take home with them after the workshop. Attendees of the Pew Pew workshop will receive a Pew Pew games console to take home with them after the workshop. The workshop is free for EuroPython conference or training ticket holders,

Mentored Sprints - On top of the sprint days, we will give anyone who has never contributed to open-source a head start. Join us on Thursday 14th July for a mentored sprint. We will have mentors who will hold your hands (almost literally) in creating your first PR to an open-source project. Absolutely no prior knowledge needed! More details: https://ep2022.europython.eu/mentored-sprint

PyLadies Lunch - The PyLadies Lunch is a regular event at EuroPython, and is a great opportunity for women attending the conference who love Python and meet other like-minded folks in a fun, relaxed environment. We would like to invite you to join us and make new friends (or catch up with familiar faces), share your experiences with folks from Ireland, Europe and afar.

👩‍💻OSS tables @ EuroPython

Open Source is at the core ethos of the EuroPython community and the conference. If you run a Python related F/OSS project and don’t have the financial means to run your booth, then we’ve got you covered. Send us an email at sponsoring@europython.eu and we’ll get you set up!

🎗️Upcoming Events

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If you have a cool Python event and want to be featured, hit the reply button and write to us!

PyCon Italy - June 2nd-5th
PyCon Italia is the Italian conference on Python. Organised by Python Italia, it has now become one of the most important Python conferences in Europe. With over 700 attendees, the next edition will be the 12th. EuroPython is proud to be a diversity sponsor of PyCon Italia.

PyData London - June 17-19th
PyData London welcomes attendees with wide varieties of experiences, expertise, and backgrounds to join us at the Tower Hotel. Users, contributors, and newcomers can share experiences and learn from one another to solve hard problems and grow a stronger open-source community.

GeoPython - June 20-22nd
After a successful online GeoPython 2021 - with participants from over 40 countries - GeoPython 2022 will be in Basel, Switzerland and online (hybrid).

The conference is focused on Python and Geo, its toolkits and applications. GeoPython 2022 will be the continuation of the yearly conference series. The conference started in 2016 and this is now the 7th edition. Key subjects for the conference series are the combination of the Python programming language and Geo. EuroPython is proud to be a gold sponsor of GeoPython.

Python Ireland June Meetup - Wed Jun 8
This talk will introduce the audience to using Python in natural language processing for classification of clinical trial abstracts.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/pythonireland/events/kqwjvrydcjblb/

Dublin Linux Developer meetup with EuroPython - Sat Jun 11
Vicky Twomey-Lee will be giving a short talk about EuroPython, and open call for anyone who wants to talk about their Python projects and experiences.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Linux-Developers/events/285723850/

PyBelfast - Tue Jun 14
Talks include “Scream if you wanna go Fast(API)er” by Simon Hewitt (@tyndyll) and “Driving devops adoption in your organisation” by Dan Murphy (@d_murph21)
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/PyBelfast/events/286109293/

PyLadies Dublin Remote Workshop with Jina AI: Image search with DocArray - Tue Jun 21
PyLadies Dublin first workshop this year run by Jyoti Bisht from Jina AI. This is a remote event and will also be live-streamed.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/events/285571054/

EuroPython April 2022 Newsletter

Hello fellow Pythonistas,

We hope you all are enjoying the longer daylight and the warmer weather that April has brought to us (in the northern hemisphere anyway). April also brings a new newsletter packed with updates!
We are just over 70 days until the conference and our volunteers are working hard to put together the best EuroPython ever. Without further ado, here is our update.

📝EuroPython Society Update

✈Visa

If you are planning to attend EuroPython in person, you might need a visa to enter Ireland. As a note, Ireland is part of the EU but it is outside of the Schengen zone. This means if you are from outside of the EU but you have a Schengen visa, you may still need a visa to get in.

Please, double check your case and make sure you have all the documentation in order before travelling to Ireland. If the visa process requires a support letter, we can do that too! Just head to https://ep2022.europython.eu/visa to request the support letter for your visa application!

🚸Childcare service

If you would like to attend EuroPython in person but worry about childcare, fear not, because we have the right solution for you!

We will be providing childcare service at the venue. The best part is that the service is free! Make sure to specify how many children will require childcare and we will take care of them, well, not we, but qualified professionals.

Also keep in mind that we are planning a family friendly mini Makers Fest. Now you have no excuses, you can bring your kids and hack a project together!

🍀EuroPython 2022 Conference Update

📜Programme

The Call for Proposal closed on April 3rd and we are excited to announce that we received a record breaking 429 proposals! Thanks to all the submitters for their time and effort in giving us so much to look forward to.

After closing the CfP we kicked-off 2 parallel reviews of these proposals:

  • Community voting
  • Panel review

The community voting closed in the third week of April and we were amazed by the community response: there were a whopping 24000 votes!! This superseded all our expectations and we’d like to thank everyone for putting in the time to cast their votes!

Parallely, 35 experienced reviewers have put in ~700 reviews across all our proposals. The programme team will run another round of reviews once the first round acceptances are sent out.

The programme team is now consolidating communities' preference and panel feedback to curate talks fit for the first round of acceptances.

🔥Panel discussions @ EuroPython

The programme team is working double time to put together collaborations to engage with the broader community. One such collaboration is with the core developers to put together a panel discussion on all things CPython and beyond. They are working hard to iron out the details of the panel. More details soon.

P.S. All of our Early Bird tickets are now sold out. We’re only left with 7 education tickets!

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Feeling the FOMO? Grab your ticket to EuroPython now!! https://ep2022.europython.eu/tickets

🚀Financial Aid

Towards our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we’re running a Financial Aid Programme to help individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend/speak at the conference. If you need help attending the conference, don’t hesitate to apply for help: https://europython.eu/finaid

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The Finaid team will make every effort to send a decision on applicants who need to apply for a visa. Got any questions? Hit us up at finaid@europython.eu

💶Call for Sponsors

Big shoutout to our first confirmed sponsors Sendcloud, Ebury and Channable! Thank you for your support and we cannot wait to see you at your booths!

We are privileged to have many other fantastic companies who are interested in sponsoring EuroPython this year.

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We are still looking for a Keystone sponsor. Could your company be the next Keystone sponsor and achieve the highest visibility at one of the largest and most diverse Python communities? 

Apart from the standard sponsor packages, there are so many other ways you can support the conference: be a childcare or Financial Aid sponsor, help us organise a Django Girls Workshop, or sponsor a gourmet coffee stall for a day! You can find out all the fantastic standalone options here.

If you are interested in sponsoring EuroPython 2022, head to https://ep2022.europython.eu/sponsor and dig into the details of every sponsorship level.

If you still have questions, write to us at sponsoring@europython.eu

❣Irish Community Mixer @ Dublin

Ireland thrives with communities and EuroPython wouldn’t be the same without the support of these Community Partners:

  • Coding Grace
  • Codú Community
  • Dublin Data Science
  • Dublin Linux Community
  • Dublin Linux Developers
  • Farset Labs (Hackerspace)
  • GDG Belfast
  • PyBelfast
  • PyLadies Dublin
  • Python Ireland
  • Tog Hackerspace
  • Women in AI Ireland
  • Women Who Code Belfast
  • Women Who Code Dublin

The ever-growing list of Community Partners can be found at https://ep2022.europython.eu/community-partners

🗣Events @ EuroPython

EuroPython is much more than *just* training, talks & keynotes. Every year we run multiple varied events for our community and this year is no exception. Read on below to get a glimpse of what’s waiting for you in Dublin!

🥙Community Mixer Lunch @ Dublin

Organisers of community conferences and events across Europe, we invite you to grab lunch with us in Dublin! Let’s all get together, share our joys and pains of running events. In our experience conversations flow better with a nice meal in front. Join us to share ideas and cultivate cross community relationships.

The lunch is planned for 14 or 15 July. Watch this space!

👧Django Girls Workshop

If you identify as a woman and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you! We are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on Monday 11th July at Convention Centre Dublin in the heart of Dublin city: https://djangogirls.org/en/dublin/  

Applications to attend are open until July 2nd. We've only got 30 slots, don't waste for the last minute!!

If you are a Django expert, then consider joining us as a coach? Submit your interest via this form, and we will be in touch. Any other questions, contact us on dublin@djangogirls.org.

Please note that you do not need to have a EuroPython conference ticket to attend Django Girls workshop.

Makers Fest

Learning new libraries and new features of Python is great. But, what about showing off cool things you’ve been working on, running a demo or simply talking about a pet project you’re passionate about? If you’re a Maker, Educator, or just someone who is interested in breaking and building things, then this fest is for you!!

There are no limits to the shape of the project: this could be an automation put together with Raspberry Pi, or an AI powered music composer. Bottom-line, any and every project is encouraged.

Register your interest by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/xTdpFJ2rV8iqmMCb9

🤗Trans*Code

After nearly 3 years of virus hiatus, Trans*Code will be returning! We are delighted that EuroPython will be hosting a Trans*Code event in Dublin in July!

Trans*Code is an international hack event series focused solely on drawing attention to transgender issues and opportunities. Trans*Code events aim to help draw attention to transgender issues through informal, topic-focused hackdays. Coders, designers, activists, and community members not currently working in technology are also encouraged to participate.

It is a free full day workshop & hackday open to trans and non-binary folk, allies, coders, designers and visionaries of all sorts. Stay tuned for more details.

Beginners Day

If you are new to Python or you are not so familiar with it, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Join us at Beginner's Day: a day to cover the basics of Python so you can fully enjoy the conference ahead.

Please bear with us while we define the bells and whistles of this workshop including how to join. Stay tuned!

💡Pew Pew Workshop

Following the huge fun and success of the PewPew workshop at EuroPython 2019, you have a chance again to join the PewPew game console creator, Radomir Dopieralski, who will be running a workshop on how to program PewPew with CircuitPython.

If you are an experienced developer, we are looking for 2 more coaches to run the workshop. Please drop us an email at programme@europython.eu

💖EuroPython @ PyCon US

PyCon US just wound up and some of our EuroPython team members (Cheuk Ting Ho, Naomi Ceder, Patrick Armino, Sangarshanan Veera, Sebastian Zeeff) attended & presented at the conference. Here are some captures from the conference (in no particular order):

Did you come across them during the hallway track or enjoyed their talks? Let them & us know on twitter or email!

🎗️Upcoming Events

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If you have a cool Python event and want to be featured, hit the reply button and write to us!

Python Ireland Monthly Meetup

Next Python Ireland Monthly meetup will be held on Wed 11th May, 6:30PM to 8:30PM and it will be online.

The speaker is Jeremiah Paige and he will talk about “Invisible Walls: Isolating Your Python”: Stop building projects that only "work on my machine", Learn how to isolate your python application by executing in an isolated, reproducible environment that extends beyond the code you write.

More details of the event can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/pythonireland/events/kqwjvrydchbpb/

PyLadies Dublin May Meetup

The next PyLadies Dublin meetup will be on Tue 21st May, a collaboration with Women in AI Ireland showcasing projects from the recent WaiPRACTICE programme. This will be our first in-person event since Covid restrictions 2 years ago, and will be hosted by Dogpatch Labs. Food will be provided thanks to Inscribe AI.

More details: https://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/events/285567337/

TOG Hackerspace (Dublin)

It’s “Bring your laptop to TOG’s Open Coding Night” on Tue 3rd May.

More details: https://www.meetup.com/Tog-Dublin-Hackerspace/events/ggzmtsydchbfb/

Cambridge Python User Group

At this virtual event on Tue 3rd May, Alexandre Faget will be leading a session on testing with pytest.

More details: https://www.meetup.com/CamPUG/events/285277862/

PyLadies Berlin Meetup

The next PyLadies Berlin meetup will be on Tue May 17 with talks from “Exploring our community” by Jessica Greene, “Reproducible machine learning projects with DVC and Poetry” by Doreen and “Python’s tale of concurrency” by Pradhvan Bisht.

Details: https://www.meetup.com/PyLadies-Berlin/events/285313817/

🌍Special Past Event Recap

PyCamp - to go camping in the pythonic way 🐍

Nature, OSS, and Python friends - this defines what PyCamp is.

After many years of PyCamping events in Argentina, the event had its first edition in Europe this year. The event counted with 25 people spending 4 days together doing what they love the most - collaborating with others through code. The location chosen was the beautiful region of Girona near Barcelona, Spain. Surrounded by nature, our pythonistas could choose any project or workshop to participate in.

From translating Japanese mangas to building bots and making music with Python, the projects were interesting and fun. If no project is of your taste, you can always propose one yourself. Not a Pythonista yourself? No problem at all. In this edition, we had people talking about DevOps tools and JavaScript frameworks, so feel free to bring different topics to the camp. The evenings were fulfilled with games, karaoke, and good chats. Living and collaborating with others makes without saying a true community event. So see you next PyCamp?

🐍Cool Python & Friends Projects

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Memray - Memray is a memory profiler for Python. It can track memory allocations in Python code, in native extension modules, and in the Python interpreter itself.

Goey - Turn (almost) any Python 3 Console Program into a GUI application with one line.

Polars - Polars is a blazingly fast DataFrames library implemented in Rust using Apache Arrow Columnar Format as a memory model.

DeepMind AUX - AUX, built on top of JAX, provides audio processing functions and tools to JAX. It is a sister library of PIX designed for image processing in JAX. Likewise, all operations in AUX can be optimised through jax.jit

PyScript - PyScript is a Pythonic alternative to Scratch, JSFiddle or other "easy to use" programming frameworks, making the web a friendly, hackable, place where anyone can author interesting and interactive applications.