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