Following confirmation that a world title heavyweight boxing match is taking place in Cardiff over the weekend of the conference, we have made reservations for around 200 beds for conference delegates in hostels in Cardiff.
If you are coming to the conference and have not yet reserved accommodation, please do so as soon as possible! Ticketholders can book accommodation through the ticketing website.
For more information, see the accommodation page on the conference website.
From Barry Byford:
"Formula Pi is a racing competition for software developers to compete against each other to see how good their code is at controlling a small autonomously vehicle.
The hardware is provided and maintained by the organisers so the vehicles are identical removing that expense and complexity from competitors. This results in a series that allows software engineers to compete purely on the capabilities of their code. Competitors upload their code to vehicles via the Formula Pi website and the races are streamed live on YouTube.
When competitors register they get access to a simulator for testing their code as well as some example Python code to get started.
Registration for the third series of Formula Pi is open until 30th Septmber."
We are pleased to announce that nominations for the first ever John Pinner Award are open.
We want YOU to nominate people who freely contribute time and effort for the good of the UK Python community but who generally don't get the sort of recognition others may enjoy. To be clear, this award celebrates community rather than technical endeavours.
Perhaps you can think of that person who quietly organises your local user group, runs workshops, mentors others online or creates educational resources for others to re-use. It is the contributions of people like this who we'd like to celebrate through this award.
You can nominate any number of people and the nomination process is very simple. Full details can be found here.
We're pleased to share a provisional day-by-day schedule for PyCon UK 2017.
You can find more details on our website.
There are rumours that a heavyweight boxing match may be taking place in Cardiff on the Saturday of PyCon UK, and so accommodation in the city has been snapped up much more quickly this year than usual.
If you're coming to the conference, you should book your accommodation now. Don’t delay any further! If you leave it too late, you may find that there is no more affordable accommodation available.
We have set up a wiki for people to arrange sharing of rooms or rentals, or for anybody in Cardiff to offer a room in their home. (We can offer a free conference ticket to anybody in Cardiff who can put up visitors in their home.)
Please see the accommodation page on our website for more details.
28th September 2017 7:30 p.m.
The Pod, Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, OX1 1BY, Oxford
3rd October 2017 7 p.m.
Raspberry Pi Foundation, 30 Station Road, CB1 2JH, Cambridge
3rd October 2017 7 p.m.
AHL, AHL Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, EC4R 3AD, London
7th October 2017 10 a.m.
Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ, Exeter
11th October 2017 7 p.m.
QuayHouse Generator, Kings Wharf, The Quay, EX2 4AN, Exeter