After a brief hiatus, the in-person version of PyCon US has returned. From April 29th to May 1st, Real Python will be present at PyCon US 2022 in Salt Lake City. On Saturday, come hang out with us at our booth and the open area.
This post will tell you where to locate Real Python at PyCon in Salt Lake City, as well as share the conference highlights of a few of our staff members.
Come to PyCon US 2022 and Meet True Python for Yourself
Since 2003, the Python community has gathered annually at the PyCon US conference. In 2020 and 2021, the meeting was held online because to the COVID epidemic. We’re looking forward to finally having a face-to-face Real Python meeting this year. If you find yourself in Salt Lake City, stop by and introduce yourself.
Stop by the Official Python Booth!
During every PyCon, the exhibit hall is the place to be seen and heard. In this area, visitors may mingle with other eventgoers while perusing the wares presented by the event’s sponsors and exhibitors. The spot is perfect for socialising and making new acquaintances.
This year’s conference will have a booth for Real Python. We can’t wait to have a home base from which to share our work with the world. Located just across from booths for Microsoft and Amazon Web Services is where you will find us, number 228. Find us by our logo and the smiles on our faces.
We invite you to stop by our booth to learn more about the resources we provide and to strike up a conversation with us about your preferred packages, square roots, or the most recent Python advancements.
Enter Our Free Zone
Among the many things that make PyCon special are the many open areas. These are meetup-style gatherings, similar to those held at conferences, but lasting just one hour. Is there anything on the Open Space board that you’d be interested in participating in?
On Saturday at 2 PM, in room 250F, Real Python will be hosting an Open Space. The future of the site and the information it will provide will be discussed in detail, so please join us. The feedback you have on Real Python, including any recommendations for enhancements or future lessons, would be much appreciated.
Together, we’d like to introduce:
We’re looking forward to reconnecting with the community at large at upcoming conventions.
Visit our stand or find us roaming the halls of the convention. It’s understandable if you’d want to get to know us better first. A few of the team members that will be in attendance at PyCon this year are shown below.
As the publisher and editor in chief of Real Python, I couldn’t be happier that we’ll be able to set up shop at PyCon this year. I’m attending my sixth PyCon, and the debut this year of a Real Python-specific area seems like a major milestone.
If you’re in the area on Friday or Saturday, go by our booth to say hello, meet the crew, and learn more about our Python developer training and business education services. I can’t wait to finally meet you.
Slavic author Bartosz Zaczynski
To help bring you the best Python lessons and courses possible, my name is Bartosz Zaczyski, and I’m a content developer here at Real Python. When I’m not writing or reviewing, I’m probably chatting with other members of our Slack community or attending our monthly Office Hours webinar for Real Python patrons. I also spend a lot of time at a coding boot camp where I am a mentor to students and where I teach Python.
Long before I entered the area of teaching, I worked as a software developer for a variety of businesses. Inexplicably, despite Python’s never having been my employer’s main programming language, it has been my favourite and has stuck with me throughout my career. I haven’t encountered a more flexible or enjoyable programming language than Python, despite its flaws.
Even though this will be my second PyCon US, I’m really looking forward to physically going for the first time. This is the first time I’ll get to meet the rest of the Real Python team in person since I joined the team three years ago, and I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. Other than that, I’m looking forward to seeing regulars at our Office Hours, chatting with our readers and subscribers, and making new friends who share my passion for Python.
This year, we’ll be considerably simpler to discover thanks to our dedicated booth space in the exhibition hall. Stop by if you’re in the area to chat with Real Python staff, submit an idea for a Real Python Podcast episode, browse our books, or pick up some free swag. We’re interested in hearing from you, our audience and listeners, on what you enjoy and don’t like about Real Python, as well as what you’d want to see covered in future tutorials and courses.
In addition, we have open space rooms that may be reserved for groups that want to collaborate on a project, discover solutions to a problem, or just have a stimulating discussion on a topic of mutual interest. If you have any thoughts on this, please share them with us below. Indeed, we hope to see you there!
Hjelle, Geir Arne
To introduce myself, I am Geir Arne Hjelle, a member of the Real Python team responsible for producing original material. At my home of Oslo, Norway, I try to split my time between exploring the great outdoors and creating Python guides.
After freelancing for a while, I decided to join Real Python in 2018. But I’ve been working on the site full-time since last December. Not only do I write tutorials, but I also participate in our review process by evaluating the work of our other writers and team members.
My session on plugins and modularized code was well received at PyCon US 2019, which I had the pleasure of attending in Cleveland. Meeting other members of the phenomenal Python community, including several of my Actual Python coworkers, was a fantastic bonus.
Indeed, in 2020 and 2021, I participated in the online iterations of the PyCon conferences and had the privilege of leading a lesson on decorators for the attendees. Even yet, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be attending the conference in person for the first time in a long while.
I arrived in Salt Lake City a couple of days ahead of the conference proper to get used to the time change, take advantage of the available tutorials, and lend a hand to the event’s organisers.
I’m looking forward to reconnecting with everyone in the community when the conference begins. I’m excited to hear engaging presentations and have stimulating conversations with like-minded people, regardless of the topic at hand.
What’s up, my name’s Martin. Early in 2019, I began contributing to Real Python by creating video lessons for the organisation. Since early 2021, I’ve been a full-time content producer.
Even though I participated in PyCon US online last year, this is my first time actually visiting the conference. Furthermore, in 2019, I attended my first ever in-person Python conference in Wellington, New Zealand at the Kiwi PyCon X.
My family and I are visiting from Austria, where we have been living for the past three months. Our daughter is now three months old, and we arrived in Salt Lake City the day before PyCon began, so I’m sure you’ll be able to spot me by the bags under my eyes caused by the jet lag and the frequent wakings she’s caused.
I, like Geir Arne, have opted to provide a helping hand during the gathering. Working at the registration counter was a blast, and I just wrapped up my shift there. Later this week, I’ll be volunteering in the Green Room, but otherwise, you can find me most of the time at the Real Python booth in the vendor’s hall.
The first day of the conference has been fantastic thus far, with many attendees and Office Hour participants finally getting to put faces to names.
Visit our stand and say hello! I’m always available for a friendly conversation and would love to hear your feedback on our current products as well as any ideas you may have for future lessons, video courses, or other content that Real Python might provide.