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!

PyCon UK 2017 provisional schedule

31st August 2017

We're pleased to share a provisional day-by-day schedule for PyCon UK 2017.

You can find more details on our website.

PyCon UK 2017 accommodation warning

30th August 2017

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.

Oxford Python

Two talks: Breezy and Code with Mu

28th September 2017 7:30 p.m.

The Pod, Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, OX1 1BY, Oxford

Cambridge Python User Group

Using MyPy in practice & A brief history of markup languages

3rd October 2017 7 p.m.

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

PyData London Meetup

38th meetup

3rd October 2017 7 p.m.

AHL, AHL Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, EC4R 3AD, London

Exeter Python

Raspberry Jam Exeter (with Pis) - we visit

7th October 2017 10 a.m.

Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ, Exeter

Exeter Python

October Meetup

11th October 2017 7 p.m.

QuayHouse Generator, Kings Wharf, The Quay, EX2 4AN, Exeter

London Python

Getting Started with Django

17th October 2017 7 p.m.

Skills Matter | CodeNode, 10 South Place, EC2M 7EB, London