PyCon Sweden

Calling all Pythonistas

PyCon Sweden 2018 is taking place on December 12th at Ingenjörshuset in the center of Stockholm.

It's time for PyCon Sweden again!

We are proud to announce the 2018 edition of PyCon Sweden.

This year's conference will be a one-day conference on December 12th in Stockholm, Sweden.

Speakers and schedule will be announced soon. Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear updates on the conference.

Keynote speakers

Lorena Mesa

Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a data engineer on GitHub's software intelligence systems team, Director on the Python Software Foundation, and PyLadies Chicago co-organizer.

Lorena's time at Obama for America and her subsequent graduate research required her to learn how to transform messy, incomplete data into intelligible analysis on topics like predicting Latinx voter behavior.

It's this unique background in research and applied mathematics that drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to "live long and prosper".

Lorena Mesa


  • Controling Things Over the Web with Python

    Rizky Ariestiyansyah

    The goal of the Web of Things is to extend the web of pages into a web of things by giving connected devices URLs on the World Wide Web. This will allow the web to be used as a unifying application layer for a decentralized Internet of Things.

    Web of Things have common data model and example of API available, this talk will share in deep-dive how to build Web of Things API that include property, events, actions, subscription, and encoding using Python which can be used to control home and things. I will also share how to building an adapter to bridge an existing IoT device (ESP32, ESP8266, Micropython Board) to our things gateway.

    This talk will also explain how the audience can extend and build their own things kit using Python and web of things API. I will also sharing lesson learned I found when I am doing research of this talk.

  • A developer amongst (data) journalists

    Eléonore Mayola

    I've been working as a developer with data journalists for a year now and I contribute to teaching Python to journalists, building a pipeline of data stories, analysing climate data...

    In my talk I'll share my experience at jplusplus and discuss technologies and processes transferable between software development and data journalism.

  • Quantum Computing in Python: what, why, and how?

    Diego Moreda Rodriguez

    Quantum Computing is here, and can be explored from the comfort of your favorite Python IDE. Join the quantum journey: from the basics of quantum mechanics to the development of Qiskit, along with the challenges faced building an open source project from the scientific world into the developer world.

  • Build your own event loop

    Pradip Caulagi

    Want to handle a lot of traffic with the same hardware? This talk will show you asyncio examples. Together we will build a loop where you’ll be buying the latest accessories for your new horse! We will also explore this in other event loop such as Trio and Curio.

  • Mantra - A Deep Learning Development Kit

    Ross Taylor

    Mantra is a new open-source Python library for managing deep learning projects. In this talk, I demonstrate how to use Mantra for some example deep learning projects, and how it can help machine learning engineers quickly iterate and move from idea to production.

  • Data Classes, in Python 3.6 and beyond

    Alexander Hultnér

    Python 3.7 is here and the @dataclass-decorator is a major new feature simplifying class-creation. In this talk, we will learn to use the power of data classes to make our codebases cleaner and leaner in a pythonic way.

    We will also learn how to use the backport in Python 3.6 codebases before upgrading.

  • Designing an intuitive framework for complex pipelines in PySpark

    Sebastian Ånerud

    When creating complex and pipelined jobs in PySpark, your code quickly gets unstructured and virtually impossible to read. Especially when working with the dataframe API. As part of a large scale project, we developed a flexible code structure, dependent on the Spark SQL interface, which allowed easy addition of new jobs, increased readability and made collaboration easier.

    In this presentation we share our key findings in how to structure your project for readability, flexibility and maintainability.

  • Binding the Sea

    Åke Forslund

    Python is good but sometimes C is better. ctypes offers a strange but not too difficult bridge.

  • (say "Hy") - A LISP embedded in Python

    Eric Skoglund

    This talk will explore the wonderful world of lisp programming with Hy, a lisp backed by python!

  • Gait phase recognition using machine learning algorithm with IMU sensors

    Binbin Su

    Gait phase recognition is of great importance to develop accurate timing feedback for exoskeleton control.

    A powered exoskeleton can provide proper assistance to the subject if the current gait phase can be identified accurately. Machine learning classifiers were built in python to distinguish 4 gait phases in a gait cycle.

Call For Proposals

Submissions for PyCon Sweden 2018 closed on October 16. The board will be in touch with people who submitted proposals shortly.

About PyCon Sweden 2018

PyCon Sweden 2018 is arranged by Python Sverige, a registered nonprofit organization (SE Org. ID 802476-3792).

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