PyCon.DE is where Pythonistas in Germany can meet to learn about new and upcoming Python libraries, tools, software and data science. We welcome Python enthusiasts, programmers and data scientists from around the world to join us in Karlsruhe this year.

We expect up to 300 participants for PyCon.DE 2017 Karlsruhe. The conference will last 3 days and include about 45 talks, tutorials and hands on sessions. Python is a programming language which has found application and friends in many areas. Due to its popularity in science, Python has experienced a meteoric rise in the data science community over the past few years. At the conference, we expect a broad and interesting mix of Pythonistas including roles such as:

  • Software Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • System Administrator
  • Academic Scientist
  • Technology Enthusiast

PyCon.DE 2017 will be held at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe as a city and a decisive IT region in the south-west of Germany and the ZKM as a venue represent a perfect match for the conference.

In Germany and across Europe, Karlsruhe occupies top positions in research, technology and innovation. The region has a well-known reputation among universities and research institutes. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a national collaboration between the national research center Karlsruhe and the local university and sets the standard worldwide for innovating technologies. In the city and region, approximately 3,600 IT companies with more than 36,000 jobs exist and continue to grow and thrive. The industry is integrated into the cyberforum IT company network and is part of a "software cluster" recognized and sponsored by the federal government.

The conference will include a PyData track:

PyData brings together both users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. The goals are to provide data science enthusiasts, across various domains, a place to discuss how best to apply languages and tools to the challenges of data management, processing, analytics, and visualization.

Python Programming Language

Python is a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming, created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991. An interpreted language, Python has a design philosophy which emphasizes code readability (notably using whitespace indentation to delimit code blocks rather than curly braces or keywords), and a syntax which allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than possible in other languages.

Python Software Verband e.V.

The Python Software Verband e.V. represents the Interests of users of the open-source programming language Python in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland.

PyCon.DE previous editions

The story of PyCon.DE goes back to 2011.


PyCon.DE Tickets

  • 3 day conference pass
  • access to 40-60 talks, tutorials and hands on sessions
  • catering for three days
  • gift bag

PyCon.DE Social Event

We plan to organize a social event. But as not all sponsores have singned, it's not finalized yet.

PyCon.DE Sprint

The weekend (28./29.10.2017) after the conference there will be 2 days of Python Development Sprints

The access to the development sprints is free to all conference participants. We provide the infrastructure (space, network) - you provide the brainpower. If you want to organize a sprint add it to the sprints overview page.


Date Morning Afternoon Evening
6.8 Sunday Call for Proposals closes
25.10 Wednesday Talks Talks Data Science Meetup
26.10 Thursday Talks Talks Social Event
27.10 Friday Talks Talks
28.10 Saturday Sprint Sprint
29.10 Sunday Sprint Sprint

Call for Proposals

We’re looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organization. PyConDE is a community conference and we are eager to hear about your experience.

There will be a PyData track at this year’s conference. Please submit your papers for the PyData track through the PyConDE form.

Submit your Proposal

All accepted speakers will get access the reduced early bird ticket prices.



pyconde group

General announcements in the PyCon.DE telegram group.

pyconde allhands group

Want to help organizing the PyCon.DE 2017 & PyData Karlsruhe, then joint the PyCon.DE allhands telegram group.

Conference Venue: ZKM - center for art and media

The ZKM | Center for Art and the Media is a unique cultural institution, extending the original vision and purpose of the museum. It is a home to various art, media and genres -- a house of ragmatized arts, painting, photography and sculpture as well as the time-based arts such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater and performance. As a museum, the ZKM was founded in 1989 with the mission to continue classical arts in the digital age. Because of this, it's sometimes referred to as the "electronic or digital Bauhaus" - an expression traced back to Heinrich Klotz. The ZKM also accommodates institutes and laboratories for scientific research, development and production. In addition to the museum's classical guiding principle -- to preserve and encourage works of art -- the ZKM also undertakes support measures for the creation of new works of art by supporting guest artists and employee programs. #

ZKM - center for art and media Lorenzstraße 19, 76135 Karlsruhe.

Code of Conduct

Python is a diverse community who maintains a reputation as a friendly, welcoming, inspiring and dynamic group. We’d like to keep it that way, which is why we ask all attendees, organizers and sponsors to follow this code of conduct (CoC).

If you have questions regarding this CoC, please contact the PyCon.DE CoC WG. Your questions will only be seen by the members of the CoC workgroup and treated confidentially.

Be nice to each other

We trust that attendees will treat each other in a way that reflects the widely held view that diversity and friendliness are strengths of our community to be celebrated and fostered.

Furthermore, we believe attendees have a right to:

  • be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect;
  • be free from any form of discrimination, victimization, harassment or bullying;
  • enjoy an environment free from unwelcome behavior, inappropriate language and unsuitable imagery.

Solving problems

If problems covered by this code of conduct arise, please contact one of PyCon.DE CoC contacts listed below or any other PyCon.DE organizer directly and in private. Any complaint will remain confidential, be taken seriously, investigated, and dealt with appropriately.

The PyCon.DE organizers reserve the right to carry out any of the following actions relating to a complaint:

  • The person concerned may be told to stop/modify his/her behavior appropriately and a warning will be issued.
  • The person concerned may be warned that enforcement action may be taken if the behavior continues.
  • The person concerned may be asked to leave the venue immediately and/or may be prohibited from continuing to attend PyCon.DE (without refund).
  • The incident may be reported to the local authorities.

Be professional and don’t spam

We consider Python a great setting to showcase the work of the community and would like to encourage networking and business related discussions, as well as keep the conference presentations meaningful and interesting for everyone.

We therefore:

  • only allow company marketing or recruiting related activities at the conference in accordance with our sponsor agreements;
  • request presentations - outside the official recruiting sessions - to focus on Python related topics, not on recruitment.

The PyCon.DE Organizers will be happy to answer any questions related to marketing or recruiting activities.

The Code of Conduct is based on the EuroPython 2016 Code of Conduct and released under a creative commons license.


For the first time the PyCon.DE comes to the Rhine-Neckar region. Long overdue, since the region is one of the central software and IT hubs in Germany. By becoming a sponsor, you will not only support the large and growing Python community in the region, county and Europe; you can also come to hire, meet and engage with Python developers and enthusiasts at the conference. This conference is an excellent opportunity to present your company, organization and products or services to a friendly and interested audience.

See our Sponsoring Flyer (en) for more information. If you are interested please contact info@python-verband.org .


Sebastian Neubauer

Co-Organizer, Venue

Senior Data Scientist, Blue Yonder GmbH

Peter Hoffmann


Senior Software Engineer, Blue Yonder GmbH

Alexander Hendorf

Program Chair

Senior Consultant IT, Data Science at Königsweg GmbH

Mike Müller


Chairman, Python Software Verband e.V.

Katharine Jarmul


Founder kjamistan, Author of O'Reilly book "Data Wrangling with Python"

Jan Karstens


CTO, Blue Yonder GmbH

Anna Zinser


User Experience Engineer

Miroslav Šedivý

Code of Conduct

Software Architect, EWC Weather Consult GmbH