PyCascades is an inclusive, friendly, and welcoming community. We want to encourage the underrepresented group members to participate in our events. As a part of our ongoing efforts to promote inclusivity and diversity in our community, we adopted, publicized, and enforced the Code of Conduct.
- We required all attendees, speakers, and sponsors, to adhere to our Code of Conduct during registration to the conference.
- The speaker’s information package included a reminder that their presentation should conform with our Code of Conduct.
- We publicized our Code of Conduct and the hotline number during the welcome address.
- We posted printed signs of Code of Conduct and the hotline number in multiple locations in the venues.
Following the conference, here is an anonymized list of CoC-related incidents that occurred during the conference:
- One of the speakers made a comment that was considered to be bashing of another programming language. The speaker was notified, and they apologized. The specific comment has been removed from the final talk video.
This report is anonymized and published for the sake of maintaining transparency, and to encourage folks in our community to report incidents that might disrupt the atmosphere we work hard to provide.
We’d like to thank the Django and Write The Docs community, both have been pioneering such efforts. Their dedication to inclusive, safe spaces in tech communities and events is an inspiration to us, and we hope to see similar efforts in other communities.
We've sold all our tickets! We thank you for your support and enthusiasm to PyCascades. See you all in Vancouver!
Thank you Google Cloud Platform for stepping up as our Title sponsor. Their sponsorship not only helps with the running cost of the conference, but also allows us to provide financial aid, improving diversity at our event.
We're proud to present a diverse lineup of speakers and topics. We have in our lineup new and seasoned speakers, as well as respected members and leaders of the Python community. Check our talk schedule!
Other exciting announcements!
- Lightning Talks - Yes they’re on the agenda! Stay tuned for details on how to sign up! Join the #lightningtalks channel on Slack!
- Welcome wagon - We’ve prepared a guide for all things PyCascades just for you!
- Accommodations - If you are still looking for a place to stay and wants to find a roommate, join the #room-sharing channel on Slack!
- Pre-conference social - We're planning a pre-registration event the evening before the conference. Stay tuned for more details.
We are thrilled to annouce the speaker lineup for PyCascades 2018!
If you have not made up your mind yet of whether to attend PyCascades, we hope the following list will convince you.
In order to make PyCascades as accessible and enjoyable as possible, we would like to raise $25K by September 18 so that we can:
- Promote diversity by contributing to our financial aid & diversity fund!
- Improve the overall conference experience (e.g. onsite childcare, food/drinks)
One way to do this is by becoming a sponsor! Benefits include:
- Tickets to the conference
- Connect with the Python community in Canada and US! (So far 45% of our attendees are from the US and 35% are from Canada)
- Promote your brand within the community
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Alternatively, you can also support us via your donations! All you have to do is following the link and find the "Donate" option to enter in the amount you would like to give: https://www.pycascades.com/tickets/
Thank you for your support! Our team is run entirely by volunteers and we cannot do this without you!
We're pleased to announce that tickets for PyCascades 2018 are now available! Purchase your tickets here: https://www.pycascades.com/tickets/
We've worked hard to make this conference accessible to as many people as possible. To that end, there won't be any Early Bird pricing, just low standard pricing for everyone! Ticket quantities are limited, so please make your purchase as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Also, our Call for Proposals is still open until August 29. If you have been thinking of submitting a talk proposal, we've love to hear from you! https://www.papercall.io/pycascades-2018
Thank you for supporting PyCascades. Hope to see you at the conference!