Content Creators at the PyCharm PyCon Booth

PyCharm is very excited to be hosting some of the big names in the world of Python content, aka the “Content Creators.” Who are they, what do they do, and what do they have going on in the booth at PyCon?

Content Creators Logos

Let’s take a look at when they’ll be at their stand, what activities and talks they have in the mini-theater, and if they’re taking slots for one-on-one time (contact them directly for appointments.) Plus, some surprises hidden here and there.

Note: Time slot schedule might change once we’re at the conference.

MetaSnake

MetaSnake (Twitter)

Matt Harrison’s MetaSnake is a customized Python training & consultancy firm with several training and consulting offerings. Matt is well-known as an author of several Python books and joined us for a Python Data Science with pandas webinar last year.

Matt will have some of his books available and is all ears to chat about Python or Data Science. If you are looking for live corporate training for your team or organization, talk with him about details for leveling up your Python, testing, machine learning, or visualization skills.

In The Booth

  • At the opening reception
  • At the stand Friday 10:15-12PM and 1:45-3:30, Saturday 12PM-1:45 and 3:30-4:45
  • Doing a big reveal with Michael Kennedy Thursday 6PM during the reception
  • Participating in a book signing Saturday 10:15-10:45
  • Giving a mini-talk Saturday 1:30-1:45 on Profiling with PyCharm
  • Taking slots for one-on-one at the booth
  • 42 tips workshop, giving last 7 tips along with Michael Kennedy
Miguel Grinberg

Miguel Grinberg (Twitter)

Miguel is an Argentinian residing in Portland but currently on loan to Ireland. He’s also a renowned author and teacher, particularly on the topic of Flask, with two paid courses currently available.

Chat with Miguel at the booth about your Flask questions or success stories and let him tell you about his newly discovered love for MicroPython and what he is doing to bring a Flask-like web framework to it.

In The Booth

  • At the opening reception
  • At the booth stand Saturday 10:15-12PM
  • Participating in a giveaway Saturday 10:15-10:45
  • Giving a mini-talk on Flask on Saturday 1:15-1:30
  • Taking slots for one-on-one sessions at the booth
  • Miguel is also giving a PyCon tutorial Thursday morning and a book signing at the O’Reilly
  • Media booth during the Friday morning break.
PyBites2

PyBites (Twitter)

PyBites is a community that masters Python through code challenges. What code challenges you might ask? Why, the one that everybody has heard of: 100 Days of Python atop the codechalleng.es platform and the companion Talk Python course #100DaysOfWeb in Python.

Come meet Bob and Julian in person, share your ideas and stories, meet others from the PyBites community, and hear more about what’s next.

In The Booth

  • At the opening reception
  • At the booth stand Friday 8AM-10:15, Saturday 10:15-12PM and 12PM-1:45
  • Participating in the giveaways Saturday 10:15-10:45 — licenses to the codechalleng.es platform and signups to the new 100DaysOfWeb course we’ve created with Talk Python
  • Giving a mini-talk on Flask on Friday 2:30-2:45
  • Taking slots for one-on-one sessions at the booth
Real Python

Real Python (Twitter)

At Real Python you can learn all things Python from the ground up. Their tutorials are created, curated, and vetted by a community of more than 60 expert Pythonistas. With new content published weekly and curated Python learning paths, you’ll always find something to boost your skills. Join their 1,000,000+ monthly readers and take your Python skills to the next level.

In The Booth

  • At the opening reception
  • At the booth stand Friday 8AM-10:15 and 12PM-1:45, Saturday 10:15-12PM and 12PM-1:45
  • Participating in the giveaways Saturday 10:15-10:45
  • Giving a mini-talk on type hinting on Saturday 2:30-2:45
  • Taking slots for one-on-one sessions at the booth
Talk Python

Talk Python (Twitter)

Talk Python is Python’s top podcast and courseware destination, created and hosted by Michael Kennedy, a frequent presenter (10 Pythonic Tips, MongoDB, async/await) on our webinars. He’s also the creator of the highly-regarded Mastering PyCharm video course. Michael also co-hosts the Python Bytes short-form podcast with Brian Okken.

In The Booth

  • At the opening reception
  • Doing a big reveal with Matt Harrison Thursday 6PM during the reception
  • At the booth stand Friday 8AM-10:15 and 12PM-1:45, Saturday 10:15-12PM and 12PM-1:45
  • Giving a mini-talk on “Modern Web Applications” on Friday 12:15-12:30
  • Participating in the giveaways Saturday 10:15-10:45
  • Co-hosting a live episode of Python Bytes in the booth mini-theater Saturday 12:15-12:50
  • Taking slots for one-on-one sessions at the booth
Test and Code

Test & Code (Twitter)

Brian Okken’s Test & Code podcast has quickly become a goto source for Python developers, not just for topics about testing, but enjoyable and useful conversations with key people in Python.  Brian is most known for writing Python Testing with pytest, the definitive book on pytest. We hosted him for a Productive pytest With PyCharm webinar last year.

In The Booth

  • At the opening reception
  • Recording material for a special PyCon episode of Test & Code at the reception in the mini-theater, Thursday 7-7:30PM
  • At the booth stand Friday 1:45-3:30 and 3:30-4:45, Saturday 1:45-3:30 and 3:30-4:45
  • Participating in the book signing Saturday 10:15-10:45, including sales of his book
  • Co-hosting a live episode of Python Bytes in the booth mini-theater Saturday 12:15-12:50
  • Giving a mini-talk on “pytest Parametrize and Mocks” on Friday 12:55-1:10
  • Taking slots for one-on-one sessions at the booth
tryexceptpass

tryexceptpass (Twitter)

Cristian Medina’s tryexceptpass is growing as a destination for how-to’s, lessons learned and engineering experiments. While centered around Python code, software engineering concepts and their trade-offs are a common theme as well. Most known for his asyncio articles and the “practicality beats purity” series, Cris is also a presenter at Python conferences, a guest of TalkPython and Podcast.__init__, and the maintainer of sofi and korv.

Swing by and chat with Cris, share your experiences, discuss any topics you want to learn more about, ask software questions, or just hang out!

In The Booth

  • At the opening reception
  • At the booth stand Friday 10:15-12PM and 4:45-6PM, Saturday 8:00-10:15AM and 4:45-6PM
  • Giving a mini-talk on “Anatomy of an Automated Build System” on Friday 1:30-1:45
  • Taking slots for one-on-one sessions at the booth

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