PyConWeb 2017 Wrap-Up

In 2017 we took an ambitious goal to introduce a whole new concept into the PyCon family, the PyConWeb, a conference focused on web stack of Python. The first edition took place on May 27-28 in Munich.

The goal of PyConWeb is to showcase most common web-related tools in Python, offering hands-on workshops on Django, Plone, Pyramid, and Tornado, as well as featuring talks by core developers and contributors. Two days, three tracks, all included.

Preparations

As brand new conference needs a new branding. Together with our designer, we decided to break the tradition and not to put any snakes on the logo.

The net of lines on logo recalls concepts of the web and symbolizes connecting things together. Instead of isolating communities into tool-specific events, the PyConWeb connects them, facilitating exchange between worlds of Plone, Django, Flask and other great tools that do not have an own conference yet.

The excitement began even before the conference. Here is our website traffic map shortly before the event:

It’s really almost the whole world. This motivates a lot!

The crew is getting things ready. The goodie-bag assembly pipeline:

After several hours, everything is ready to accept visitors.

The show

And here they come! First attendees are getting those bags and their morning coffee.

Speaking of coffee, PyConWeb was highly influenced by the Italian PyCon, and therefore expecting many guests from Italy. We could not accept the embarrassment of offering them pot coffee. And since Munich is not really the coffee gourmet city, we had to find and hire the best crew in town, cafe Mahlefitz. They roast beans themselves and provide the most delicious drinks you can only imagine. Confirmed by Italians!

Having about 200 attendees registered, the conference begins with a keynote by Rachel Willmer.

The second keynote was presented by Martijn Faassen, who dared to do a demo and live coding:

In total, we had 25 talks and 4 workshops. You can see all of it and subscribe to our Youtube channel.

Lot’s of content packed in two days. But caffeine helps.

Munich is beautiful in late May, but also quite hot. Why not chill out with some ice-cream?

This is how the first birthday of PyConWeb comes to an end. But what a birthday would it be, without a birthday cake?

 

Everyone has fun on PyConWeb. Including sponsors!

 

We have to admit that people usually come to Munich for beer, not for Python. So let’s give them both! Bavarian overdoses at the PyConWeb social event:

Still wondering how it was? Want to hear feedback? See the first ever PyCon trailer below. Thanks for reading, and hope to see you next year!

 

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