A Pilot program which is planned to run during the day of Pycon 2023 conference, July 4th, on the coffee and lunchbreaks
Pods of discussion 10 Networking pods, operated by moderators, aimed to bring people together for roundtable conversation chatting about common professional topics interest.
Why? Our main motivation is to respond to the need of many job seekers to network and create new connections and job opportunities.
[BoF] PyPods is a unique form of a 'Birds of Feather' activity which is common at dev conferences.. (see more below).
This is a common social activity at developers conferences around the world.
'Birds of a Feather' meetings are informal gatherings of individuals sharing the same interests.
They are usually unstructured and ad-hoc.
Birds of a feather meetings can be similar to communities of interest in that they may be organic in their development. Some conferences have slots set aside for them on specific subjects / interest areas.
We welcome sponsors who wish to operate a pod to suggest a topic and run a networking group around it
We ask sponsors to keep an open and free discussion thatdoesn't self-promote or market a product.
The moderator owns and leads the pod activity.
Moderators help us with initial intro's prior to the confernece, meeting the group at the venue on the 'day of', and looking after the ongoing discussion.
What does this require? Minimal involvement - basic few intro messages on a slack channel before the conference, followed by loosely managed but super friendly intro and discussion during breaks.
We expect all moderators to make sure our guidelines of an inclusive and friendly discussion are kept. (Code of Conduct).
The pypods team is a sub-team of 4 Pycon organizers:
Deep Learning Algorithm Engineer @ Intel
Software Group Manager @ Bluevine
Director, Vulnerability Research @ Rezilion
Startup Recruitment Consultant