PyGotham 2017


CFP closed at  July 18, 2017 16:00 UTC

PyGotham 2017 is taking place from October 6-8 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. It will feature three tracks of talks on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th.


PyGotham is a New York City based, eclectic, Py-centric conference covering many topics. There’s a diverse speaker list, and some things which will be quite different. PyGotham attracts developers of various backgrounds and skill levels from the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Activities include two full days of talks, lightning talk sessions, and a social event.


PyGotham began in 2011 and was comprised largely of the NYC Python community. Since then, the conference has taken place (almost) every year and grown significantly. While the conference has gotten larger, PyGotham has always been and remains a conference for developers and run by developers.


PyGotham is a production of Big Apple Py and made possible by a very generous and overworked group of volunteers. To reach them, send a message to

CFP Description

Anyone interested in speaking is encouraged to submit a proposal. There are no restrictions on topics, but we recommend they be of interest to Pythonistas. Talks will fill slots of 25 minutes and 40 minutes, including time for questions and answers.

Who Should Submit?

Everyone is encouraged to submit a proposal. We are looking for speakers of all different speaking and Python experience levels, from first-timers to experienced veterans.

The audience’s experience level will be just as diverse, so feel free to cater your talk to a specific experience level.

Looking for Ideas?

One of the best ways to come up with an idea is to think about something you want to learn about. It’s a great way to learn about the topic and you’ll be able to share your experiences with the audience.

Another great source of topics is challenges you’ve recently overcome. Have you recently ported a library from Python 2 to 3? Perhaps you’ve recently helped your application scale to a greater number of users. Or maybe you recently learned how to use a library to simplify your data analysis. Experiences like these are usually full of great tips and tricks to share.

Still looking for ideas? Here are some popular topics from NYC Python events:

  • Testing
  • Performance
  • Packaging
  • CPython
  • Data analysis
  • Libraries such as Twisted, asyncio, and scikit-learn

Talk Selection

PyGotham’s talk review process is going to work differently than it has in previous years. Near the end of the CFP, we’re going to give the public a chance to rate the submissions. The program committee will use these ratings as a guide for which talks people are most interested in as they build a balanced schedule.

Interested in being more involved in the process by joining the program committee? Please contact

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