What is PySangamam?

The word Sangamam /ˈsʌnɡʌmʌm/ means confluence in Tamil. Building on this, PySangamam is a conference, catering to the Python community of Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India.

Why a Python conference?

  1. We hope to promote the use of the Python programming language.
  2. We hope to bring together Python developers in this region, to share ideas and learn from each other.
  3. We hope to bring talented local developers to the fore-front, by providing, a platform to present their ideas, and showcase their projects.
  4. We hope to bridge the gap between budding developers, and Python experts, by bringing them together, and providing spaces for interaction.

Why the name PySangamam?

We chose the word "Sangamam", because it captures the spirit of the conference, and hints on the regional nature of it. We were careful not to step-over the names of other Python conferences, regional or otherwise. Hope you like it!

Who is the target audience?

People who use Python, and who would like to meet and learn from other Python developers. You need to have a basic working knowledge of Python, to make the best use of this conference.

BTW, Python is used by people from diverse backgrounds, and we hope to accomodate every one of them, including but not limited to scientists, mathematicians, web developers, embedded software developers, educators, desktop software developers, game programmers and mobile application developers.

What is the format of the event?

We are planning to do, a 2-day single track conference. The talks will be 20 minutes each. We also plan to have a lightning talks session, where people can do short 5-min talks, a poster presentation session, where people can present ideas and projects, and have one-on-one interactions with other attendees.

How big is the conference?

For this year, we are planning to bring together 250 Pythonistas. We are planning to start small, and grow organically over the years.

Who is behind PySangamam?

PySangamam is organized primarily by the Chennai Python User Group, Chennaipy, with support from organizers of other local user groups. While the first edition is being planned in Chennai, we hope to run the conference in other cities within the state.

Great! How do I contribute?

For now, we have a form, where you can register your name, contact details, and the areas you would like to contribute to. You will be contacted by the organizers, when we start work on those areas.

I am a volunteer / speaker, do I have to purchase a ticket?

At PySangamam, everybody buys a ticket to the conference, including the speakers, volunteers and organizers.

Do you have a Code Of Conduct?

PySangamam is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. You can read our Code of Conduct on this page.