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    A Community-Driven Python Workshop
    in Portland.

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Python PDX

- October 2016, Portland

A Pythonicly specific space focusing on ideas, projects, and best practices in need of more attention in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Join your friends in the Cascadia Python community for two days of learning and connection. Meet new people and learn about the interesting Pythonic work being done around here. Make the Pacific Northwest an even better place to be a Python programmer.

The schedule is now posted!

We have a code of conduct!

Track One

Two days of talks and tutorials on Python, covering the ideas, tools, and projects that will take your programming skills to the next level.

Track Two

A guided tour to the world of Python, structured to get a new programmer up to speed on the language.

Track Five

Hallway Track: Literally being so excited about talking more with someone that you can’t wait to start discussing concepts and plans out in the hall?



  • Juliana Arrighi

    Keynote Speaker

    Education Seminar

    Juliana Arrighi is a Python enthusiast and an expert learner/trainer.

    As an organizer of PyLadies PDX, Juliana welcomes new Python community members, mentors new coders, and leads workshops in Python programming and web development.

    As a Technical Training Specialist at New Relic, she's tasked with building training programs that get new employees making confident contributions quickly and with helping her team effect unbounded technical and professional growth.

    She has shared industry expertise in training and adult education at a number of conferences and events including Write the Docs and PyCon Ireland.

  • Portia Burton

    Keynote Speaker

    Education Seminar

    Portia Burton is a software developer at The Atlantic Magazine. Before Portia became a programmer, she spent six years in China and one year in Germany. Shortly after dropping out of a Environmental Science Masters program at the University of Cologne, Portia developed an interest in tech and was a regular member of the Beijing Linux User’s Group. Portia loves tech communities and founded the Portland Data Science Meetup and the DC Side Project Group.

    When Portia is not tinkering with a new framework or experimenting with Python, she enjoys hitting the city streets with her bike and cooking (mostly) vegetarian dishes.

  • Speakers

    Education Seminar

    We've announced our list of speakers and conference schedule.


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Conference Will Be Held At

University of Oregon - Portland Campus

White Stag Block (UO Portland)
70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

Getting Here

Public Transportation

MAX has two stops near the UO in Portland White Stag Block:

Old Town/Chinatown (stop ID 8378), located at the intersection of NW 1st and Davis

Skidmore Fountain (stop ID 8379), intersection of NW 1st and Couch

Visit the TriMet website for a a map of MAX system


From I-5 going north, take the I-405 exit, EXIT 299B, on the left toward City Center/US-26 West/Beaverton. Take EXIT 1A on the left toward Naito Parkway and the Japanese-American Historical Plaza. Continue straight onto SW Harbor Drive. Turn right onto SW Naito Parkway. Turn left onto NW Couch Street.

From I-5 going south, take the OR-99E exit, EXIT 300B, toward OMSI/US-26 East/Oregon City. Take the ramp toward Morrison St. and City Center. Make a slight right onto the Morrison Bridge, and take the Front Avenue ramp toward I-5 South/Salem. Turn left onto SW Naito Parkway. Turn left onto NW Couch Street.


Bicycle racks are available in front of the main entrance, located on Couch Street.

Smart Park (NW Naito Parkway and Davis, entrance on NW Davis), City Center Parking (NW Naito Parkway and Davis, and NW 1st and Davis, entrance on NW Davis), or street parking.


Sponsorship is how we stay caffeinated

If you would like to sponsor, you can email sponsors@pydx.org. You can also view our prospectus.

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Get in touch

Email: info@pydx.org

Twitter: @PyDXConf

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