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Artur Czepiel

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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 This superseded all our expectations and we’d like to thank everyone for putting in the time to cast their votes!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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Know a cool Python project? Hit the reply button and write to us!

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.

EuroPython 2022: Ticket Sales Open on 17 March!

Hey hey!

Planning a conference is easy and stress-free”, said no organiser ever!!

After months of intense spreadsheets, emails between teams, venues, suppliers, we are psyched to announce the details of EuroPython 2022 ticket sales!

📓Quick Summary of the EuroPython 2022

EuroPython 2022 will be held on 11th-17th July and it will be both in-person and virtual. It will be held at The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Two Workshop/Tutorial Days (11-12 July, Mon-Tue)
  • Three Conference Days (13-15 July, Wed-Fri)
  • Sprint Weekend (16-17 July, Sat-Sun)

🎟Ticket Types

  • Combined Tickets: Access to everything during the whole seven-day conference.
  • Conference Tickets: Access to Conference days, Sprint Weekend, and some sponsored/special workshops during workshop/tutorial days.
  • Tutorial Tickets: Access to Workshop/Tutorial Days and the Sprint Weekend.

🎫Ticket Tiers

  • Business tickets: If your company/business is paying for you or if you use Python professionally.
  • Personal tickets: If you enjoy Python as a hobbyist or a freelancer.
  • Education tickets: If you are a pupil, student and if your institution cannot cover a higher tier for you to attend.

🕊Early Bird Ticket Sales

The much anticipated Early Bird ticket sales will open in 2 days on 17th March. We're offering a flat 33% discount across all tiers for Early Bird Conference Tickets.

We have a total of 250 Early Bird tickets (130 Business, 80 Personal, 40 Education) up for grabs!

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The floodgates open on Thursday, 17th March 2022 at 13:00 AM CET.

Don’t forget to bookmark the URL: https://ep2022.europython.eu/tickets

We’ll switch to regular ticket sales as soon as Early Bird tickets are sold out.

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P.S. During our last in-person conference in Basel in 2019, the Early Bird tickets sold out in 15 minutes, stay frosty & remember the early bird gets the worm ;)

❓More details & Financial Aid

For full details including ticket prices, please see our ticket page.

We are committed to making EuroPython a diverse and inclusive environment. Towards our commitment, we are running a Financial Aid Programme to help individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. The programme is already open and will run till 23rd May 2022.

Got any more questions? We’ve got you covered at helpdesk@europython.eu

💻Guido van Rossum (GvR) Core Developer | EuroPython Fellow Grant

As part of the GvR grant, we are again offering free combined tickets to Python Core Developers. At EuroPython, let’s celebrate their hard work, exchange ideas, the thoughtful and the fanciful, and say thanks to them in person!

We are also offering free combined tickets to all of our newly elected EuroPython Fellows, as an appreciation for their major contribution to the past EuroPython conferences and Society.

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Please check out our grant page for details on how to apply for the GvR grant or EuroPython Fellow grant. We cannot wait to welcome you to our conference!

🎗Reminder: Call for Proposal & Mentorship Programme

The Call for Proposals for EuroPython is well underway and we’ve already received some really exciting proposals. We’ll be accepting proposals till 27th March 2022, 23:59 AoE

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Don’t wait for the last moment and head over to https://ep2022.europython.eu/cfp to submit your talk proposals!

We also now have a Discord channel connecting first-time speakers with experienced speakers as part of our Mentorship Programme. Sign up today if you want a Mentor to help you shape up your proposals: https://ep2022.europython.eu/mentorship

Can’t wait to see y’all in Dublin!

The EuroPython Team

EuroPython February 2022 Newsletter

Hello fellow Pythonistas,

We apologise for the delay in the release of the February newsletter. Our heart goes out to everyone affected by the humanitarian crisis, especially members of our community. We stand by our community and will continue to provide any support we can whatever happens.
We'll continue with our everyday activities in supporting Python communities across Europe. If you have any suggestions on specific ways to directly help our community affected by the conflict, drop us a line at board@europython.eu

📝EuroPython Society Update

New-ish Team Structure

This year, we have made some changes to our traditional Workgroup Structure in place between 2015-2021. We aim to have a more balanced workload between contributors in different teams and give more autonomy to them while reducing the silos between teams.

We hope you like it. If you have any suggestions, email us: plaza@europython.eu.
Better yet, read on to see how to volunteer and make everything better together with us!

🍀EuroPython 2022 Conference Update

After 2 years of meeting our Python friends over Zoom, Matrix and Discord, we are now committed to an in-person conference (with a hybrid setup) at The CCD in Dublin on 11-17th July!

🗣Call for Proposals (CFP)

We are psyched to announce that we’ll launch our CFP on March 8th, 2022.

We're looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications, and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organisation. EuroPython is a community conference and we are eager to hear about your experience.

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In the EuroPython community, we emphasise the importance of diversity and inclusion. We also encourage and support potential first-time speakers. To help us achieve the goal, we will have the Speaker Mentorship program for EuroPython 2022. 

More details to follow on our newsletter, blog, and socials. Stay tuned!

💲Call for Sponsors

EuroPython will be held in-person this year in the mega tech-hub Dublin.

Without our sponsors, EuroPython won’t be the success that it is. With us back in-person, we’re excited to provide our sponsors with opportunities to connect with and support the Python community.

With its combination of academic excellence, research labs, and world-leading technology companies, Ireland makes for a thriving place for deep tech. As a sponsor of EuroPython 2022, the opportunities to promote yourself and support a great open-source community here will be second to none.

We will release our exciting sponsor packages in early March. If you are interested in sponsoring drop us a line already at sponsoring@europython.eu

👩🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏽Call for Volunteers

EuroPython is organised and run by volunteers from the Python community. We always appreciate more help, more diverse voices to make the conference run smoothly and thoughtfully.

Donating your time for free is a big ask. But in return, you will be given a safe space to contribute your thoughts and work to shaping the conference to be for the community and of the community. And hopefully, you will also have a lot of fun in the process with our amazing team!

Interested in joining one of the teams? Hit us up at volunteers@europython.eu

🎫Tickets

We’re working hard to make EuroPython accessible to all. We’ll have more information about the tickets and the prices by mid-March.

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We’ll also have a Financial Aid program this year to support speakers, students, and Pythonistas from around the world. The applications will be out on March 8th, 2022. Stay tuned!

Keeping the tradition from previous conferences, we’ll again offer free tickets to Python Core developers as part of our Guido van Rossum Core Developer Grant and our newly established EuroPython Fellows. We will also have an open invitation to organisers responsible for other Python conferences around Europe to attend lunch with us at The CCD. Stay tuned for more information!

Have any questions in the meantime? Hit us up at helpdesk@europython.eu

🎗️ Upcoming Python 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 March Meetup (9th March 2022)
If you are like us who cannot wait any longer to meet more Pythonistas in Ireland, then join them in their March Meetup on Wednesday, 9 March 19:30- 21:30 online! You can submit a talk proposal here: http://python.ie/meetups

PyLadies Dublin x PyLadies London IWD Special (15th March 2022)
Celebrate International Women's Day with PyLadies Dublin & London virtual meetup. They have some interesting talks and activities planned. RSVP here:https://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/events/283826352/

Python Web Conference (21-26 March 2022)
The Python Web Conf is a virtual event designed to promote best practices for hard web production problems. Register & use our community sponsor code — EuroPython@PWC2022 — to get an EXTRA 15% off: https://t.co/BQsi9NOeXp

PyCon DE and PyData Berlin (11-13 April 2022)
PyCon DE and PyData Berlin is one month away! Check out their fantastic session list! We hear the tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now: https://ti.to/pysv/pyconde-pydata-berlin-2022

PyCamp Spain (15-18 April 2022)
PyCamp is a 4-day hackathon in the Spanish countryside. The event is as simple as getting together a small group away from the city with the basic requirements for the NERD to survive: Bed, Food, Energy, and the Internet. They also have Financial Aid options, hit them up at https://pycamp.es

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The EPS share our love for the community through our grant programme! If you need support for your local event or conference, get in touch with us. We also want to support and promote sprints on humanitarian projects by providing Zoom or other infrastructure. Drop us a line at grants@europython.eu

🐍Cool Python Projects

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Know a cool Python project? Hit the reply button and write to us!
  1. Black - Black, the uncompromising Python code formatter, is finally out of beta and is stable. Go check it out!
  2. Haystack - Haystack is an end-to-end framework that enables you to build powerful and production-ready pipelines for different search use cases.
  3. Poetry-polylith-plugin - A plugin for the Poetry tool that enables the concept of workspaces and the Polylith architecture.
  4. Bandit - Bandit is a tool designed to find common security issues in Python code.
  5. Optimum - Optimum is an extension of HuggingFace Transformers, providing a set of performance optimization tools enabling maximum efficiency to train and run models on targeted hardware.
  6. Tdda - Python module provides command-line and Python API support for the overall process of data analysis.