We're sponsoring Pycon UK 2019

Explore Group are very excited and privileged to be sponsoring Pycon UK 2019 for the first time in September at Cardiff City Hall. 

What is Pycon?

Pycon is a conference held for the Python software community and organised by the Python community itself for Python enthusiasts of all levels. 

Pycons are held all over the world, having started in the US in 2003, and are run with the same kind of spirit, structure and beliefs to make it affordable and accessible for all.

The 2019 UK Pycon

The UK Pycon is a 5-day conference held between Friday 13th to Tuesday 17th September, and like all Pycons, is divided between three key areas:-

  1. Talks (a vast programme of 30 to 45-minute sessions from keynotes to lightning talks– see the full schedule here)
  2. Workshops (tutorials in small groups)
  3. Collaborations (sprints where you can apply what you’ve learnt teamed up with your fellow Pythonistas)

The general schedule is below but please visit the main Pycon UK website for the latest details as they are updating the site regularly

Where can you get tickets?

Tickets are excellent value and include daily, and unwaged options - plus financial assistance is also available which hopefully makes the conference affordable for all

Get your tickets here 

Pycon is super accessible

Pycon’s plans for diversity, inclusion and accessibility show a level of caring and friendliness which is genuinely heartwarming – they’ve got

  • a free creche
  • breastfeeding rooms
  • hearing support
  • vision support
  • mobility support
  • quiet rooms
  • all dietary requirements covered
  • financial aid

…and are very keen to help in whatever way you may need if you contact them

Why are we sponsoring?

We love the whole ethos of Pycon – it’s super friendly, supportive, inclusive and is a real community-led event rather than a commercial behemoth.  If we can play a part in helping and growing such a wonderful community, then count us in!

We’ll be there every day in the Marble Hall so come and have a chat and let us answer any of your recruitment or IT market questions from IR35 queries to what your skills are worth right now and how to increase their value

More importantly, though– we’re there to make friends,  build lego pythons with you (see below!) and giveaway some excellent Python merch (it would be rude not to)


Added 6-Aug-2019