About the PyData Paris Conference

Mission

PyData conferences are a gathering of users and developers of data analysis tools in Python. The goals are to provide Python enthusiasts a place to share ideas and learn from each other about how best to apply the language and tools to ever-evolving challenges in the vast realm of data management, processing, analytics, and visualization.

We aim to be an accessible, community-driven conference, with tutorials for novices, advanced topical workshops for practitioners, and opportunities for package developers and users to meet in person.

A major goal of PyData events and conferences is to provide a venue for users across all the various domains of data analysis to share their ex- periences and their techniques, as well as highlight the triumphs and potential pitfalls of using Python for certain kinds of problems.

PyData Paris 2015 is organized by Systematic Paris Region, with the generous help and support of NumFOCUS and our sponsors. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the PyData Paris team, contact us at: pydata@joinux.org

History

The first PyData Workshop was held in March of 2012, at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. Many prominent individuals in the Python data & scientific computing community were on-hand to deliver tutorials and how-to presentations, and the Workshop (and a Friday night hack-a-thon) were a great success. Unfortunately, we had a very limited amount of space, and were unable to provide a spot for everyone who wanted to come.

In light of the demand and the success of that event, we reserved a much larger venue for PyData NYC. The conference sold out and was a great success.

“It was so successful that even Hurricane Sandy tried to attend!”

In order to continue the growth of PyData we need to continue to charge a modest registration fee to cover conference costs. It also means that we have a greater need for commercial sponsors, so please contact us at admin@pydata.org if you want to have your company highlighted in front of hundreds of data science & data analysis Pythonistas!

Code of conduct

Happily, PyData Paris is a diverse community who maintain a reputation as a friendly, welcoming and dynamic group.

We trust that attendees will treat each other in a way that reflects the widely held view that diversity and friendliness are strengths of our community to be celebrated and fostered.

Furthermore, we believe attendees have a right to:

  • be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect;
  • be free from any form of discrimination, victimisation, harassment or bullying;
  • enjoy an environment free from unwelcome behaviour, inappropriate language and unsuitable imagery.

If problems covered by this code of conduct arise, please contact a PyData Paris organiser directly and in private. Any complaint will remain confidential, be taken seriously, investigated, and dealt with appropriately.

PyData Paris reserves the right to carry out any of the following actions relating to a complaint:

  • The person concerned may be told to stop/modify their behaviour appropriately and a warning will be issued.
  • The person concerned may be warned that enforcement action may be taken if the behaviour continues.
  • The person concerned may be asked to leave the venue immediately and/or will be prohibited from continuing to attend PyData Paris (without reimbursement).

The incident may be reported to the Police.

(This document is a derivateive of the PyconUK code of conduct and is released under a creative commons license.)

Press

PyData welcomes journalists and photographers to the only conference in North America specifically for data scientists using high-level dynamic Python tools. To apply for a press pass please send all pertinent information to admin@pydata.org. PyData will notify approved press by email.

Why Attend?

At PyData Boston 2013, attendees will encounter prominent scientists in the Python data community delivering talks, tutorials, and workshops. These range from corporate CEOs, to authors of open-source data analysis software, to post-doctoral researchers. They will enlighten and inform as they address the large-scale data management challenges affecting all genres of science and industry. This is your opportunity to gain access to an exchange of ideas between users, trying to analyze high-volume databases; and developers, providing them with accessible solutions. Gain insight into the newest products and the latest research confronting big-data.

Who is eligible for a complimentary pass?

Journalists for legitimate business, science and technology media; and photographers who personally will write articles about the PyData Conference or photograph the conference for publication in external media. Journalists are free to publicize, Tweet, and otherwise share all information. Quote approval needs to be secured from speakers. Press credentials are non-transferable.

Not eligible

Corporate communications officers, business developers, non-reporting employees of media organizations, consultants, vendors, etc. should purchase a registration.

Subject experts

To set up an interview with one of PyData’s subject experts or executives or to receive information on any of the topics covered at PyData, contact admin@pydata.org.

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