PyCon UK 2017 full schedule announced

6th October 2017

We are delighted to announce the full schedule for PyCon UK 2017!

We're hosting a huge number of talks, workshops, and other sessions. Speakers are coming from all over the world to share their experiments, discoveries, probelms, solutions, achievements, failures, and other adventures.

There are lots of sessions aimed at beginners and people new to Python, as well as lots more advanced content.

And we're particularly pleased to have whole tracks dedicated to education and to data science.

If you don't have your ticket yet, you'll need to get one now! Ticket sales close at the end of Monday 9th October.

PyCon UK 2017 tickets sales closing

30th September 2017

We will be closing ticket sales for PyCon UK (except for the children's day) at 23:59 BST on Monday 9th October.

Accommodation available for PyCon UK attendees

14th September 2017

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.

Self-driving robot racing competition with the Raspberry Pi

9th September 2017

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."

The John Pinner Award

8th September 2017

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.

Get nominating!

Cambridge Python User Group

Social meeting

19th October 2017 6:30 p.m.

the station tavern, Unit 1, 2 Station Square, Cambridge CB1 2GA, Cambridge

Python and Django Bath and Bristol User Group

A Python social meetup up in Wild Beer, Bristol

19th October 2017 7 p.m.

The Wild Beer Co, Wapping Wharf, Bristol

Python North West


19th October 2017 7 p.m.

MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN

Oxford Python


19th October 2017 7:30 p.m.

The Mitre, 17 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AG., Oxford

London Python Sprints

PyMC3 beginner friendly

24th October 2017 6:30 p.m.

Zopa, Cottons Centre, Tooley St, SE1 2QG, London

Python Edinburgh

Python Pub Meetup

24th October 2017 6:30 p.m.

Milnes Bar, 35 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

PyLadies London

[Watchalong] "The mighty dictionary" by Brandon Rhodes

25th October 2017 6:30 p.m.

Studio 112 Curtain House, 134-146 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR, London

Python Sheffield

micro:bit and hardware project evening

31st October 2017 6:30 p.m.

Union St, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2JP

London MicroPython

Meet, learn and share ideas about MicroPython

6th November 2017 6:30 p.m.

Notting Hill Gate Eagle Lab, 1st Floor, 81 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill, W8 4AT, London

London Django Meetup Group

November Django Meetup

7th November 2017 6:30 p.m.

Skills Matter at CodeNode, 10 South Place, London

Cambridge Python User Group

After PyConUK retrospective

7th November 2017 7 p.m.

Raspberry Pi Foundation, 30 Station Road, CB1 2JH, Cambridge

Exeter Python

November Meetup - Jupyter Notebooks & PixieDust

7th November 2017 7 p.m.