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The official blog of the EuroPython conference series. EuroPython 2021 Online, Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2021
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EuroPython 2021: Format Poll

We are currently working out the format for this year’s online EuroPython conference. The conference will be run using online conference tools during the week of July 26 - August 1 and we would like to learn about your preferences regarding the overall structure.

For this reason, we’re running a poll to gather input from our (potential) attendees:

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EuroPython 2021 Format Poll

Please add any comments you may have to the comment field. We’d love to hear about new online conference platforms you may have seen (last year, we used Zoom and Discord), suggestions on social event formats, etc.

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2021 Team
https://www.europython-society.org/

Results on 2021-01-11:

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As a result, the board decided to plan for the following structure:

  • 2 workshop / training days (Jul 26-27)
  • 3 conference days (Jul 28-30)
  • 2 sprint days (Jul 31, Aug 1)

EuroPython videos all on archive.org

Over the last few weeks, Anthon van der Neut, our media work group chair for EP2015 and EP2016, put in a lot of effort into getting all our conference videos on archive.org, the Internet Archive.  Archive.org is not meant as an alternative for YouTube to watch the videos, but it allows you to retrieve the original uploads, and as such also functions as a backup location for the us and the community.

He first downloaded all videos from our YouTube account (over 2.5TB as of this writing), then enriched the meta data based on the talk information we have on the websites, fixed issues he found, and then uploaded the videos and meta data to our archive.org account. Overall, around 40 hours of work went into this.

We now have more than 1000 conference videos available on our archive.org account, covering EP2014 - EP2020.

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EuroPython videos on archive.org

Thanks, Anthon, for making this possible !

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2021 Team
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython "Ask me Anything" - November Edition

Dear Community,

after our first successful “Ask me Anything” (AMA) session in September we want to run another meeting this Thursday to answer any questions you may have, share our knowledge or help you in planning your online event.

Some of the topics we can cover:

  • our tools research and findings
  • our concepts for running an online conference or event
  • our experience with running EuroPython online
  • what we could do to support you
  • how our Zoom license sharing works
  • how you can apply for a grant
  • how the EuroPython Society works
  • how we run the EuroPython organization with fully remote work groups

and, of course, anything else :-)

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If you’re interested in joining the call, please send your name and email to helpdesk@europython.eu and we’ll send you the invite for the call on

Thursday, Nov 19, starting at 19:30 CET.

When requesting the invite, please also consider adding more context, in case we’d have to prepare for the answers, so we can better prepare and make the meeting more effective.

Please note that we will be recording the meeting and put it up on our YouTube account after the call, just like we did last time.

BTW: We are making our conference resources available on our website, in case you have missed our blog post earlier this year.

Many thanks.

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2020 Team
https://ep2020.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2020: Edited videos are online

We’re happy to announce that all edited videos of this year’s conference are now available on our YouTube channel:

EuroPython 2020 Playlist

We have 131 videos available in total, covering a very broad set of Python topics, so there’s going to be something interesting for everyone.

We hope to see you all again next year and perhaps even have a few more people attending EuroPython 2021 Online, now that the format has proven successful. Stay safe.

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2020 Team
https://ep2020.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2021 will be run online

In the last few weeks, we had a close look at the how the situation around COVID-19 is panning out. Unfortunately, things are not moving in a direction where we’d feel confident to hold next year’s conference as an in-person event in Dublin.

EuroPython 2022 in Dublin

After discussion with the venue, we decided to postpone the in-person conference for another year, to July 11-17 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. We are currently finalizing the details.

Since going online has proven to work well, we also want to keep the momentum for EuroPython 2022 and are planning to run the event in a hybrid version, where both speakers and attendees can optionally join online.

EuroPython 2021 Online

Given the experience with running EuroPython 2020 online this year, we are sure that EuroPython 2021 will be a success as well.

We will take the experience we’ve gained from this year’s event to improve the online version next year, simplify some aspects, reactivate finaid and enable joining it in smaller groups to create a distributed experience.

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We’re still collecting ideas, so if you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear them. Please write to helpdesk@europython.eu.

Enjoy,

EuroPython Society

EuroPython "Ask me Anything"

Dear Community,

we want to try a new experiment and run an “Ask me Anything” (AMA) this Thursday to answer questions you may have, share our knowledge or help you in planning your online event.

Some of the topics we can cover:

  • our tools research and findings
  • our concepts for running an online conference or event
  • our experience with running EuroPython online
  • what we could do to support you
  • how our Zoom license sharing works
  • how you can apply for a grant
  • how the EuroPython Society works
  • how we run the EuroPython organization with fully remote work groups

and, of course, anything else :-)

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If you’re interested in joining the call, please send your name and email to helpdesk@europython.eu and we’ll send you the invite for the call on

Thursday, Sept 24, starting at 19:30 CEST.

When requesting the invite, please also consider adding any more detailed questions, so we can better prepare and make the meeting more effective.

If there is demand, we’ll probably have these calls on a monthly basis to keep the momentum going.

BTW: We are making our conference resources available on our website, in case you have missed our blog post earlier this year.

Many thanks.

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2020 Team
https://ep2020.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/ 


Update 2020-09-26: We have put the video recording of the Ask me Anything session up on our YouTube account:

EuroPython 2020: First batch of edited videos available

We’re happy to release the first 30 cut videos of EuroPython 2020. You can watch them on our YouTube channel:

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EuroPython 2020 Playlist

Over the next few days/weeks, we’ll keep releasing more videos in batches. We are working on over 130 videos in total, so please stop by and check the playlist for more videos, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2020 Team
https://ep2020.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/

EuroPython 2020: Live Stream Recordings available

We’re happy to announce the public availability of the live stream recordings from EuroPython 2020. They were already available to all conference attendees since the sprint days.

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EuroPython YouTube Channel

We have collected the videos in a EuroPython 2020 Live Stream playlist.

Unedited Videos

What we are releasing today are unedited videos recorded for the main track rooms and days. The poster track recordings will be added today or tomorrow.

You can use the schedule to navigate the videos. Linking to a specific time in the videos can be done by right-clicking in the video to create a URL which points to the current position:

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Feel free to share interesting links on social media.

Edited Videos

Our video editing company is already busy creating the cut videos. Those should be ready in a month or two.

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2020 Team
https://ep2020.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/ 

EuroPython 2020: Data Science Track

We are excited to announce a complete two day data science track at EuroPython 2020 Online, happening on Thursday and Friday (July 23 - 24).

Yes, that’s starting tomorrow. Sorry for the short notice :-)

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Data Science @ EuroPython 2020

The data science track is part of EuroPython 2020, so you won’t need to buy an extra ticket to attend. 

We will have a two day track featuring more than 20 keynotes, full-length talks and posters:

  • Keynotes in the Microsoft Room
  • Talks in the Parrot Room
  • Posters in the Poster Rooms

The full program is available on our data science page.

If you’d like to attend the data science track at EuroPython 2020, please register for EuroPython 2020 soon.

Dates and Registration

EuroPython 2020 will be held online from July 23-26 2020. If you want to learn more about the online setup, please check the Setup section on our website. 

After buying a ticket, please register on our Discord server, following the instructions in the order confirmation email.

You will even be able to buy tickets on the days themselves, however, please be aware that this may cause delays in your Discord signup.

Please see our website for more information.

Enjoy,

EuroPython 2020 Team
https://ep2020.europython.eu/
https://www.europython-society.org/