Pycon Ireland hoping to charm Python coders

15 Oct 2015

Python Ireland, the organisation aimed at promoting the use of Python coding, is launching Pycon Ireland on 24 to 25 October, featuring speakers and workshops on Python’s uses and potential.

Pycon Ireland is Python Ireland’s annual event on the programming language. There has been a huge shift towards using Python in data science, which, the organisation said, has led to it this year having a purely data science track of events.

Taking place in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin, the event will see nearly 40 speakers giving their thoughts on Python, including IDA Ireland’s Niamh Breslin as the event’s opening speaker.

In her nine years at IDA Ireland, Breslin has helped more than 30 European start-ups with their international planning, location research and initial set-ups in Ireland and holds a degree in computational linguistics.

Also, one of the keynote speakers will be Naomi Ceder, who is a teacher and has been a self-described ‘Pythonista’ since 2001; she will be speaking about how someone can become involved in the wider Python community and the benefits it can bring.

Many of the other talks will look at how Python is being used to analyse data, with Siliconrepublic’s Data Science Week earlier this month revealing how crucial data analytics has become to companies and organisations, regardless of size.

People are also encouraged to develop their skills at Pycon Ireland’s workshops, which will be running across the two-day event on topics including building web applications using Python 3.4 and Python 3.5.

In addition, Python Ireland revealed, there will be a day-long hacking event called Sprints taking place on 26 October at the same venue and it will be open to people of all levels.

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Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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