Call for Proposal (CfP)

We are pleased to announce that PyCon Sweden will return for its 2020 edition on November 12-13 2020 (Online) and Call for Proposal is now open.

Python is a versatile language with a rich ecosystem of tools and libraries, supporting a wide variety of applications. This ranges from deep-learning to backend system developments, scientific research and the list goes on. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we decided that this edition will be held completely online to ensure safe conference participation.

We are now calling for a proposal on inspirational talks (approximately 30 minutes but flexible) from the Python Community. Furthermore, longer workshops (up to 4 hours) are also welcomed. Unlike previous editions, this year we are not limited in the number of talks and workshops. However, please be realistic in proposing the topic and estimating the amount of material you can deliver to the audience. Presentations and workshops will require you to have a modern browser like Chrome or chromium that has video conference functionality.

The conference will be streamed directly into our YouTube channel and be available afterwards. All proposals will be rigorously evaluated in terms of relevance, technical content, and interest to the community, to ensure a high-quality program for the conference.

Submit your Proposal Here

In particular, the areas of interest are as follows:


Important Dates:

Submission opens: 5 July 2020

Submission deadline: 30 September 2020

Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2020

Conference: 12-13 November 2020


DevOps combines software development and application operations. Python based tools are often widely used in the toolbox. We look for talks on Python DevOps toolchains and workflow.

Testing / Continous Integration

Python has a nice ecosystem of software engineering tools, such as testing. Python also powers continous integration systems. We look for talks on Python's role in different stages of testing and continous integration.

Cyber Security

One widely used, but less talked-about use of Python is in Cyber Security. We look for talks on using Python tools and related work in the security toolkit. We also welcome talks on enhancing security of Python applications against attacks and intrusion.

Big Data / Data Science

Python is perhaps the most widely used computer language in Data science. With a large number of libraries and frameworks support data science research. We look for talks on tools and libraries in Python that support research and prototyping in data science workflow.

High-Performance / Scientific Computing

Python is one of the programming language of choice in the scientific community. Yet, the software prototypes can suffer from performance bottlenecks. However, the use of high performance and optimized Python software are increasingly popular on HPC systems. We call for talks on performance engineering of Python software.


Python powers many websites and backends with frameworks such as Django and other backend technologies. We call for talks on Python's use along the web service stack.


IT education in schools have become a hot topic in recent years. Python has become a candidate first language for schools for many of its nice properties. Teaching Python is however not always easy. We call for talks on techniques, experiences and case-studies of IT education in Python or Python education


Python is now one of the most popular "first" language taught in school. At the same time it is also a popular language for cross domain work due to its simplicity. We look for talks on how to develop one's career using Python as a tool for career development.


Samira Ali Gomes


Samira Ali Gomes was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden and is now based in London, UK. She is a social entrepreneur and has worked with and created many initiatives to create impact for different communities. She is the founder and Events and Production Manager of EMMSTechnology, a non-profit to empower and educate WOC in the tech industry, and the founder of Made in Orten, an initiative which aims to help young POC enter the communication industry.

A Hyper Island alumni, and currently a Programme Manager at Impact Hub Kings Cross, Samira has worked extensively with the professional development of women and people of colour in different fields, and uses her skills from working in tech and communication to empower and enable impact and change.

Alexander Hultnér


Alex is a freelancing consultant and speaker via Hultnér Technologies AB. He's been hacking on hardware and software since early childhood and loves to solve problems. Python has been his primary focus for the past 5 years.

Alongside consulting he's performing workshops and courses. He's currently making an online course on Property-Based Testing in Python, early signups here.

He is an avid speaker who's previously spoken at PyCon SE, and recently at EuroPython, PiterPy, FlaskCon, Python Pizza, and various other conferences. Check out some of his recent talks on YouTube.

Lucie Gattepaille


The battle against the covid-19 pandemic is unfortunately not over, as can be seen by the increased resurgence of new cases during the summer 2020 in many countries. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical companies are racing to research effective vaccines against the virus. As these vaccines might go through accelerated approval procedures, evidence towards their safety might be more uncertain than usual. Generally, safety concerns of vaccines and, more broadly, medicines, can manifest in unexpected forms, making them harder to be recognized, assessed and acted upon in a timely fashion. Therefore, effective post-marketing surveillance strategies are of great importance for public health.
As senior data scientist at the Uppsala Monitoring Centre , Lucie has focused on extracting meaningful information about medicine safety from different data sources, including social media. Now as Head of Data Science, she leads a team of talented data scientists on a journey to advance the science of pharmacovigilance, together with research pharmacists and medical doctors, to improve patient safety worldwide in collaboration with WHO. In her presentation Lucie will introduce the main challenges in post-marketing surveillance and demonstrate her group's recent research developments to answer these challenges.

Ákos Hochrein

Ákos Hochrein, software engineer, engineering manager and book enthusiast. He worked at various companies both on the frontend and the backend to deliver highly available and scalable solutions. Now he is managing a team of 9 people at Prezi to the same as he has done for about a decade. He is also the author of the book "Designing Microservices with Django." In his free time, he likes to read, play video games and go to IKEA to debate about wardrobes.

We look forward to see Ákos on our virtual stage in November. Until then you can find his talks from previous visits at PyCon Sweden on our YouTube channel:

Asyncio in the wild, PyCon Sweden 2019

Messenger Chat with Python, PyCon Sweden 2017



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