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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! ❤️🐍

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

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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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 March 2022 Newsletter

Hey hey!

To say that March went by quickly would be an understatement. Our volunteers have been working round the clock to put together a fantastic conference. We’ve been busy launching the Call for Proposals, Ticket sales and the AMA session for first-time speakers. Read along to find out more about them.

📝EuroPython Society Update

Ukraine Donation

Last month we asked you about how EuroPython Society can help our community in these trying times. We are pleased to inform you that we made a total of 10,000 EUR donation split equally between UNICEF and UNHCR. These donations will be matched 100% by a local Swedish organisation, thus doubling the amount.

Over the last month, we are relieved to hear many of our friends are safe. 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 affected communities, drop us a line at board@europython.eu

Trans*Code @ EuroPython

EuroPython Society champions diversity & inclusion. In line with our mission of making EuroPython and Python more accessible to everyone, especially the underrepresented folks, we have decided to host a Trans*Code event at our 2022 conference - Trans*Code is an informal hackday & workshop event which aims to help draw attention to transgender issues and opportunities.

The event is open to trans and non-binary folk, allies, coders, designers and visionaries of all sorts. We are privileged to have Noami Ceder on board to help and advise us with the organisation. Although she is experienced and awesome, it takes more than one to sow the seeds of pluralism.  

We want to make EuroPython 2022 an exceptionally welcoming place for trans people and other marginalised ones. If you identify as trans or non-binary and would like to volunteer your experience and time to help us organise the event and achieve our goal, please write to volunteers@europython.eu; or to our EuroPython Society chair, raquel@europython.eu (if you need to discuss something more private). If you are an ally, help us spread the word and lend us your support.

🍀EuroPython 2022 Conference Update

🗣Call for Proposals (CFP) & Financial Aid

The EuroPython 2022 Call for Proposals (CFP) has been extended!!

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The CFP is closing this Sunday, 3rd April, 23:59:59 AoE
Submit your proposals now: https://europython.eu/cfp

As a community conference, we are eager to hear about how you use Python in your professional and personal activities. All accepted speakers are eligible for a free conference ticket.

Submit and share your proposals in any format of your choice, be it talks, tutorials, workshops, panels, posters, helpdesks or other interactive sessions: https://europython.eu/cfp

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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

Got any questions? Hit us up at helpdesk@europython.eu

💶Call for Sponsors

EuroPython 2022 will be held in-person this year, allowing our community to safely reconnect,  network, learn, share ideas, and create new relationships and partnerships.

Sponsors are what make EuroPython possible. Without our sponsors, EuroPython would not be the success that it is. With EuroPython back in-person this year, we’re excited to be able to provide our sponsors with opportunities to connect with and support the Python community, be face-to-face with talented developers and job recruits, access a large and diverse audience, and elevate their visibility and corporate identity within the Python community.

We’re offering 7 main packages with an aim to keep EuroPython accessible to most organisations keen to help the community.

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We will offer a 10% discount for early bird sponsors! Sign up by 29th April to take advantage! Head over to: https://europython.eu/sponsors

In case of any queries, write to us at sponsoring@europython.eu

🎟Tickets

Ticket sales are open now! After months of planning, here are the three types we have on offer for you:

Combined Tickets: access to everything during the whole seven-day conference.
Conference Tickets: access to Conference & Sprint Weekend (13-17 July)
Tutorial Tickets: access to Workshop/Tutorial days (11-12 July) and the Sprint Weekend (16-17 July)

You can learn all the other details here: https://europython.eu/tickets

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Early Bird Tickets: We still have some left! Grab your conference ticket now and get a 33% discount: https://europython.eu/tickets 

Free childcare: we provide free childcare service at the venue. If you are attending with your children, please register a ticket for yourself and select how many children will require childcare at checkout.

🥙Python Organisers’ Lunch @ Dublin

Organisers of other Python conferences around Europe, we invite you to attend lunch with us in Dublin! Let’s get together, share our joys and pains of running Python events, and chat about how the EPS can better support the community.

We are offering one free conference ticket per conference team. If you are interested, please email board@europython.eu to introduce yourselves and your event.

The lunch is planned for 14 or 15 July. We will be in touch with more details.

⚡Community Discounts

In addition, we would also like to support conferences and smaller user groups around Europe by offering a 10% discount across Business and Personal tiers of all ticket prices (excluding Early Bird sales).

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If you are a European Python event organiser, please reach out to board@europython.eu to get a discount code for your group.

If you are a regular participant to Python events, ask your local organisers to submit a request for the community discount, so they can distribute the vouchers to you.

💖Community Partners

We’re constantly looking for ways to strengthen our ties with the developers and communities on-ground. We’re psyched to announce our Community partners programme for communities across the island of Ireland.

As part of the programme, we’d like to connect with you and help you connect with like-minded others around Europe. Our team are planning many exciting activities. Apart from featuring you in our newsletter, we also invite your group attending the conference to the Irish Tech Community Mixer event, and guest post on our dev.to. By sharing, let’s amplify our knowledge and love for Python and Open Source in Ireland!

If you are interested, hit us at community@europython.eu

🌍New Website

EuroPython has a new face!! We’ve been collaborating with our friends at The Developer Society to put together a Dublin-esque theme for EuroPython.

We'd love to know how you find the new design, hit us up at plaza@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 Conference 2022 (Tuesday, 5th April 2022)

Data Science and Engineering Club: Workshop - Graph analytics and graph databases in Python (Saturday, 9th April 2022)

Python Ireland Meetup (Wednesday, 13th April 2022)

PyLadies Dublin Meetup (Tuesday, 19th April 2022)

🐍Cool Python Projects

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Know a cool Python project? Hit the reply button and write to us!

Mercury - Mercury is a tool to convert your Python notebook into a web app and share it with anyone.
Viztracer - VizTracer is a low-overhead logging/debugging/profiling tool that can trace and visualise your python code execution.
Fast F1 - FastF1 is a python package for accessing and analysing Formula 1 results, schedules, timing data and telemetry.
Pythoncapi_compat  - can be used to write a C extension supporting a wide range of Python versions with a single code base.
nbdev - nbdev is a library that allows you to develop a python library in Jupyter Notebooks, putting all your code, tests and documentation in one place.

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 2022: Call for Proposals, Financial Aid & Mentorship Programme Open

Hello Pythonistas,

Whoever coined the phrase “All good things come in three”, was definitely right. After months of discussion, juggling between various platforms and multiple revisions, the EuroPython 2022 team are really excited to launch the Call for Proposals (CFP), Speaker Mentorship Programme & the Financial Aid applications.

📢Call for Proposals

We're happy to announce the EuroPython 2022 Call for Proposals (CFP) and are accepting proposals for talks, training sessions, workshops, panels, poster sessions, helpdesks and other interactive sessions at EuroPython 2022.

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We will leave the CFP open from today (8th March) until

Sunday, 27th March, 23:59:59 AoE (anywhere on earth).

The conference will feature around 20 tutorials/workshops and 120 talk sessions:

  • 11-12 July: four tracks of tutorials/workshops
  • 13-15 July: four tracks of talk sessions of Python general topics on e.g. Programming, Software Engineering, Cloud, DevOps, Web, Django
  • 13-15 July: two tracks of talk sessions of PyData related topics

We're looking for proposals on all aspects of Python from novice to advanced level, including but not limited to: applications, frameworks, Data Science, internals or topics which you're excited about, your experiences with Python and its ecosystem and creative or artistic things you've done with Python.

EuroPython is a community conference and we're eager to hear about how you use Python in your professional and personal activities. We especially encourage first-time submissions by speakers from under-represented backgrounds and more submissions with an advanced level scope for EuroPython 2022.

We’re looking forward to reviewing your proposals and having you at the conference: https://program.europython.eu/europython-2022/cfp

Our programme team are happy to answer any questions/ queries you may have: program@europython.eu

👩‍🎓👨‍🎓Speaker Mentoring Programme

Are you a seasoned speaker and want to mentor people? Are you considering submitting a proposal to EuroPython 2022 and would like guidance on your proposal?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, this Mentorship Programme is for you!

The purpose of this programme is to pair experienced speakers with those seeking guidance, especially those from under-represented backgrounds. Proposals could be for tutorials, talks, training, workshops and posters. Mentees may be in different stages of their proposal writing and may need help with different aspects of their proposal.

We’re also looking for experienced speakers to join as mentors to help answer questions folks may have about their proposal.

Mentors will also help the first time speakers better understand what information goes into the proposal form. Last but not the least, they’ll review their mentees’ proposal drafts.

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The Mentorship Programme will accept applications till 20 March, 2022. The mentor-mentee will then be matched via email. The mentees will then have one week to work on their proposal with their assigned mentors.

You can find more information about the programme and the link to sign up here:

Got any questions? Drop us a line at program@europython.eu

P.S. We also have a couple of sessions planned for writing effective proposals and how to deliver effective presentations.

💶Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to the Python community, we are pleased to announce that we offer special grants for people in need of financial aid to attend EuroPython.

The EuroPython Society (EPS) is giving a grant of €20,000 for the 2022 Financial Aid Programme.

As part of the Financial Aid Programme, you can apply for three different types of grants:

  • Free ticket: get a standard ticket to the conference for free
  • Travel / Accommodation: we will reimburse travel and/or accommodation costs up to €400
  • Visa Application Fee: get reimbursed for the costs of a single entry visa to Ireland (€60)
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The Financial Aid Programme will run from 8th March, 2022 till 23rd May, 2022.

To get things rolling, please head over to the Finaid page for next steps:

If you’ve got any queries, then please drop us a note at finaid@europython.eu

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Spread the word: We encourage you to share these details with your colleagues, friends and social networks. Let's make EuroPython 2022 a fun-filled, inclusive and informative conference 🤗

Cheers!

EuroPython 2022 Team
EuroPython Society

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.



EuroPython January 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the first EuroPython Newsletter! We hope to regularly share with you news about the EuroPython Society, updates on the upcoming EuroPython conference and cool Python things happening around us!

📝 EuroPython Society Update

EPS 2021-2022 Board

The last General Assembly (GA) took place on 10 Oct 2021, when our members elected a new board. You can learn more about each of them here or catch up with the GA recording.

Greetings from the EPS 2021-2022 Board

The entire board are very excited to continue serving the community! Drop an email any time for any improvement ideas, fun projects they should know about or just say hi!

2021 Q4 Fellows

We are overjoyed to announce the Q4 EuroPython Fellows: Giovanni Bajo, John Pinner (posthumously), Rob Collins (posthumously), Valeria Pettorino, Harald Armin Massa, Marc-André Lemburg, Artur Czepiel and Patrick Guido Arminio.

You can read about their contributions to the Society and the conferences, and join us in raising a toast to them!

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Know someone who should be a EuroPython Fellow? Learn how to send in a nomination for the next quarter!

🍀 EuroPython 2022 Conference Update

We have resumed discussions with the team at The CCD in Dublin. Reacquainting ourselves with The CCD’s beautiful rooms, food & beverages offerings, we have our fingers firmly crossed for EuroPython 2022 to finally take place in Dublin on 11-17 July!

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We are also investigating hybrid options to cater to the Pythonistas that cannot join us in Dublin. If you come across any hybrid solutions that impressed you, hit the reply button and share them with us! 💖

We have also been making some changes to the internal volunteer team structure. We hope to share more details in February and start working with you to build EuroPython 2022!


🎗️ 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!

FOSDEM 2022 (5-6 February 2022)

February is always made brighter because of FOSDEM! EuroPython 2021 learned much of how to do online from FOSDEM. "e are sure to be meeting, learning, and sharing online again this year! See you in the Python Track and beyond!

Python Ireland Meetup (9 February 2022 - Looking for Speakers)

If you are like us who cannot wait any longer to meet more Pythonistas in Ireland, then join them in their February Meetup on Wednesday, 9 February 18:30- 20:30 online! You can submit a talk proposal here: http://python.ie/meetups

PyLadies Dublin Meetup (15 February 2022 - Looking for Speakers)

In this Valentine’s special event, PyLadies Dublin teamed up with PyLadies Munich to share extra love with you! Submit your talk to speak at the special event here: https://share-eu1.hsforms.com/1JaDd_XRCQFKb3cp0akbz8Af1bg5

Python Web Conference (21-26 March 2022)

Early bird tickets for the 4th annual Python Web Conference are available until 1 February! You can 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)

The wait is over and PyCon DE and PyData Berlin are returning in person! We hear the tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now: https://ti.to/pysv/pyconde-pydata-berlin-2022

The EPS cannot be more proud to be one of their Diversity & Financial Aid Sponsors this year!

PyCon Italia (2-5 June 2022)

If Python + Florence in June sounds appealing, then good news, everyone: PyCon Italy tickets are available for sale: http://pycon.it/en/tickets

As a long-term sponsor of Python Italia, it brings us joy that our grant has made it easier for our friends in the community to get together again.

GeoPython 2022 (13-15 June 2022 - CFP Open)

The EPS are sponsoring GeoPython for the 4th year and we are very excited to learn they are going hybrid this year! Their CFP is now open, so be sure to submit your talk: https://submit.geopython.net/geopython-2022/cfp

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The EPS want 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

📺 Rewatch Past Events

Pyjamas Conference

The Pyjamas conference took place on 4-5 Dec 2021. It was a great event featuring many interesting Python talks. You can rewatch the laziest Python conference on https://pyjamas.live/.

Python Pizza Hamburg

Despite having to switch to a remote event, Python Pizza Hamburg made 11 Dec a superbly energising Saturday with a full day of lovely Python talks. We are so proud to have sponsored them a second time. If you missed it live, you can catch up now!


🐍 Cool Python Projects

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Know a cool Python project? Hit the reply button and write to us!

We will be regularly asking you to share cool python projects you’ve come across through our Friday Recommendations tweets, so do look out for those! In the meantime, here are a few our EuroPython team have liked:

Subscribe to This Newsletter

As an organisation going strong in our 21st year, we also accumulated LOTS of mailing lists. We want to try something new in the new year: a cleaner and leaner way of delivering the news to you - this newsletter!

This replaces our previous EuroPython Announcements Mailing List. Apart from the monthly newsletter updates, we will send out a few more conference related emails closer to the conference. So subscribe and stay tuned! 🙌

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