Speakers & Financial Aid & Volunteers, Oh My!

Posted by PyCascades Team on Dec. 17, 2021

We are extremely excited to announce our speaker lineup and share more information on ticket sales, financial aid, sponsors, and volunteers for PyCascades 2022. 🎉🎉🎉

Speakers Announced 🎙️

Out of the many wonderful submissions we received, we had the difficult task of choosing just 14 talks. We'd like to thank everyone who submitted a talk and we encourage you all to submit again next year!

We're happy to feature the following speakers:

  • Gajendra Deshpande - Security considerations in Python Packaging
  • Ian Hellen - Cyber Security Investigations with Jupyter Notebooks
  • Isaac Na - Council Data Project: Infrastructure-as-code for civic transparency and accessibility
  • Jamey Sharp - Back to the Future: Ten years of Django upgrades in one shot
  • Jay Miller - Diversity in Neurodiversity: Help for Underrepresented Folks in Tech and Allies with New Mental Health Diagnoses
  • Jeremiah Paige - Invisible Walls: Isolating Your Python
  • Joseph Riddle - How (Not) to Start a Python User Group
  • Moshe Zadka - Tests as Classifiers
  • Neeraj Pandey - Building Elegant API Contracts: From Zero to Hero
  • Pradhvan Bisht - Python’s tale of concurrency
  • Rodrigo Girão Serrão - Fifty shades of sign
  • Tadeh Hakopian - Programming Your Way up a Skyscraper - Python in the Built World
  • Thursday Bram - Supporting the George Floyd Protests in Portland: Demonstrations, Legal Support, and Django Apps
  • Vivek Raja P S - Literature Text Translation and Audio Synthesis using AI Services

We will also be hosting Tereza Iofciu, Marlene Mhangami, Débora Azevedo, Sayantika Banik, and Georgi Ker for a Meet & Greet with the PSF D&I workgroup!

See the full list here: Speakers

Tickets Available 🎫

Tickets are available and will be up until conference day. There are still a few badge and swag packs available, but these are limited so grab them while you can! You won't want to miss out on the cool wooden badges we have again this year.

The conference will span Friday-Sunday:

  • Feb 4 - Virtual-only pre-conference social
  • Feb 5 - Talks & Watch parties
  • Feb 6 - Talks (AM), Sprints (PM) & Watch parties (all day)

Get your ticket

Financial Aid ℹ️

We recognize that regardless of price, conference tickets can be a challenge for some folks right now. In an effort to make this conference accessible to everyone, we offer financial aid for attendees who wish to attend but otherwise would not be able to.

If you are interested in financial aid, please fill out this application:
The deadline for submissions will be January 8th, 2022 AoE.
If you have any questions, contact our Grants Chair at caito@pycascades.com.

Watch Parties 🎥

Spots for our in-person watch parties in Seattle, WA, USA; Portland, OR, USA; and Vancouver, BC, Canada are still available! You can reserve your spot when you purchase a ticket on Pretix. We remind all attendees that proof of vaccination will be required for all locations. We are also watching the Omicron variant closely and will adjust any plans as necessary - we want to see everyone's shining faces but your health and safety is our highest priority.

Note: purchasing a ticket does not automatically guarantee access into the venue - you will need to add it to your order. Spots are limited due in order to maintain consistency with local COVID regulations. Watch parties will take place during both conference days (Feb 5th-6th).

Sponsors 💖

We'd love your support of PyCascades! You can find more details on how to become one of our wonderful sponsors on our website or by reaching out to sponsorship@pycascades.com.

Think your company or employer might be interested in giving back to the Python community? Let us know! We can reach out to them and discuss how this conference can be supported.

Call for Volunteers 🙋

Just like last year, we have exciting volunteer opportunities for people interested in making this lovely conference happen! If you would like to help out, please fill out one (or both!) of the following forms. No prior experience needed and every little bit helps us keep this conference running smoothly, so sign up today! If we meet our volunteer needs for the watch parties, we would be happy to have you help out with the remote portion of the conference.

Virtual Volunteering: https://bit.ly/PyCascades2022VolunteerVirtual
In-Person Volunteering: https://bit.ly/PyCascades2022VolunteerInPerson

Last & Least 🐍

As always, reach out to us at organizers@pycascades.com if you have any questions or concerns.

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