The PyData Global Online Conference is where users, contributors, and newcomers can share experiences to learn from one another and grow together. PyData provides a virtual forum for the international community of users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. The global PyData network promotes discussion of best practices, new approaches, and emerging technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization.

This three-day online event consists of talks, tutorials, and discussions to bring attendees the latest project features along with cutting edge use cases.

The time span of the conference stretches beyond any single time zone, reflecting the global nature of our community. To accommodate our attendees, each session will be recorded and made available to attendees the following day. Following the Conference, all recordings will be posted to the PyData YouTube channel.


Talks are 30-minute sessions including time for Q&A. A talk proposal is a short description of a talk that is aiming to convince someone to part with 30 minutes of their time, in order to learn about something. A good proposal should disclose:

  • The topic (the WHAT) and WHY it is interesting
  • The audience to WHOM the talk is addressed
  • The TYPE of talk (lots of maths, hands-on, etc) and possibly the tone (light-hearted, informative etc)
  • The TAKEAWAY, a.k.a. what will I learn

There are two parts to a proposal:

  1. Brief Summary – This informs attendees what the talk is about. Discloses the topic, domain and overall purpose. This is at most a few lines long, and will be printed in the conference programme.
  2. Description – This is a self-contained statement that summarises the aspects of the talk. It should be structured and present the objective of the talk, its outline, central thesis and key takeaways. After reading the description, the audience should have an idea of the overall presentation and know what to expect. The description should also make clear what background knowledge is expected from the attendees. Both this and the summary will be included in the talk details online.

While there is no strict template for this, you should make sure that the audience can understand why your talk is relevant for them.


Tutorials are 90 minute hands-on sessions where you have the opportunity to lead a virtual classroom so attendees can learn about a new skill/library/technology in a self-contained way, and have materials available to students before-hand so they can follow suit. Guidelines for the tutorial proposal are the same as above, but the description should make clear what are the requirements for the class and how the materials are going to be distributed (e.g. github repo, links, etc).


Workshops are two hour sessions focused on a theme. They are intended to give a sub-community a space to assemble and focus. Themes have included topics like deployment, geosciences, GPUs, imaging, and data file formats.

It is expected that these workshops will include a mix of invited speakers and could be one of several formats:

  • Series of invited talks
  • Panel discussion + Q&A
  • Working session

The proposal for a workshop should include the topic/theme of the workshop and the proposed format. The workshop organizer(s) will have freedom to invite speakers and conduct the workshop. The program committee will work with you to fine tune the content and format of the workshop.

Must be paid $$$ 40 as student


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