Announcing our speakers and tickets

Posted by PyCascades Team on 2019-11-07

We are extremely excited to announce our speaker lineup and open ticket sales for PyCascades 2020. 🎉🎉🎉


Tickets are now available on Tito. Our ticket prices are $75 for students, $100 for individuals, and $200 for corporate attendees.

We have grants available if you need financial assistance to attend PyCascades. Please note that we've extended the deadline for grant applications from November 15 to November 22nd. Please get your application in as soon as possible!

Finally, a reminder that PyCascades 2020 will take place on Saturday, February 8th & Sunday, February 9th at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon. We'll also have our community sprints at Revolution Hall on Monday, February 10th as well as a pre-conference social on Friday, February 7th.

Our speakers

Now for the most exciting part: our speakers! Out of over 200 wonderful submissions we had the difficult task of choosing just 20 speakers. We'd like to thank everyone who submitted a talk and we encourage you all to submit again next year.

We're so excited to feature the following speakers:

  • Aadi Bajpai - Automating Away the Open-Source Maintenance Burden
  • Andrew Knight - East Meets West When Translating Django Apps
  • Brandon Warren - Introduction to the Quantum Bit
  • Brian Okken - Multiply your Testing Effectiveness with Parameterized Testing
  • Elena Oat - Testing Asynchronous Code
  • Emily Spahn - The Ethics of Aesthetics: Classifying Personal Care Products on Safety and Substance
  • Fen Slattery - Digital Accessibility Beyond Legal Compliance
  • Froilan Irizarry & José Padilla - Python, Governments, and Contracts: providing a tool to investigate corruption
  • Joanne Hastie - Programming a Robot Arm to Paint: Successes & Happy Accidents
  • John Reese - What is a Coroutine Anyways?
  • Julia Piaskowski - Adventures in Babysitting: Web Scraping for Python and HTML Novices
  • Kaleb Elwert - Docker Made Easy: Development and Deployment from the Same Container
  • Kathryn Lingel - Pyambic Pentameter: Generating Rhyming and Metered Poems with Markov Chains and NLTK
  • Lorena Mesa & Mariatta Wijaya & Elaine Wong - 9 Years of PyLadies: Lessons Learned and What Comes Next
  • Manav Mehra - Growing Plants Without Soil Using Python
  • Mina Slater - Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Code Reviews
  • Moshe Zadka - CPython Internals: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Loop?
  • Rose Judge - Plug-in to Python: Extending Your Applications Through the Use of Plugins
  • Scott Shawcroft - Python's Next Decade and Us
  • Terri Oda - Rock On: Building Hardware and Software for a MicroPython Decibel Meter

More details about these speakers and their talks will be coming to our website in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

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