PyCon UK

PyCon UK 2018

Cardiff City Hall, Saturday 15th to Wednesday 19th September

PyCon UK is back at Cardiff City Hall, for five days of talks, workshops and collaboration. The conference also features a young coders' day, themes dedicated to science and education, and numerous Python-related events.

Keynote talks


Alex Chan: Building trust in a world of suspicious minds

Alex is a software developer at Wellcome Collection. He is also a veteran PyCon UK organiser, and a key member of this year's team.

In his talk, Alex will consider how trust can be fostered in systems that are built around principles of security and threat.


Sue Sentance: Programming in school: what's in a teacher's toolkit?

Sue is Chief Learning Officer at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

She will discuss her work, much of her which is concerned with how programing is and should be taught - particularly in schools.


Loek van Gent: Goes it a little good?

Loek is Head of Engineering at GoodUp in Amsterdam. He is also a long-time supporter of the Python in Africa movement, and has taken part in several pioneering African PyCons.

His talk considers how social responsibility and software collaboration meet, and why Python has a special place in this.


Nikoleta Glynatsi: How does a smile make a difference?

Nikoleta is a doctoral student in mathematics at Cardiff University.

In her research, and in this talk, she explores the forces at work in the relationships that hold our world together, and seeks explanations for the behaviour that emerges.

Our full schedule of events


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Commercial sponsors are valued and make our conference possible. In return, we offer sponsors high-quality exposure and a range of options for participation.

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Talks will take place in multiple parallel sessions, on every imaginable Python-related topic, from Saturday to Tuesday.


Workshops and tutorials (including a Django Girls workshop) will run on all five days of the event.

Lunchtime sessions 

We'll have a jobs fair, where you can meet our sponsors to find out about the positions they're offering, and poster sessions.

Code sprints 

Code sprints for a large number of popular Python open-source projects will run on Wednesday.

Evening events 

Each evening at City Hall there'll be Python-related social events: a board games and manual technology night, a code dojo and a Python music evening.


There'll be a conference dinner on Saturday, and several dinner options at The Clink, our favourite Cardiff restaurant. 

Our values

PyCon UK aims to set the highest standards as an event that all attendees can attend with confidence and enjoy.

These standards are documented and published. Please read about our code of conduct, and about diversity, inclusion and accessibility at PyCon UK.