PyConDE & PyData Berlin 2019

We are happy to announce the first ever user voting for a PyConDE and PyData conference. It's important for us to see what the community is interested to see at the conference.

The voting is open until July 7.

Guiding Principles

We want to provide a user voting

  • open to the community
  • gives the community a voice in making the conference program
  • unbiased, speaker names are not displayed on the voting site
  • robust against fraud as setting up multiple identies for voting reasons
  • crowdsource work to leift workload from organisers contributing their free time

Who Can Participate?

To cast votes one requires an email address we know , i.e. has been used for:

  • attending one of the past conferences PyData Berlin 2018, PyConDE 2018/17/16
  • submitting a talk in 2019
  • registering for interest on the ticket page

    If you can't rememeber the email address you used or are new to the community, we need to set you up, please sign up via this Google form. We'll reach out once we have reviewed your application, this may at least take 24 hours.

How to Login in to the Voting Page

  • Go to
  • First time only:
    • "click here to login"
    • Enter the email address you have used before (see "Who can participate" above)
    • Your email address will now be validated, in case it's know the system send you an email with a magic link
    • Check your inbox (and spam) for the email with the magic link

To re-visit the page:go to You should be logged in automatically, otherwise please use the link from the email again or have the system send you a new magic link by re-entering you email address.

Please note it may take a few minutes until you receive the eamil, though it's sent instantly, mail providers seems to hold it back a bi

How Talk Voting Works

The voting system allows only for positive votes, i.e. there is no way of downvoting proposals by giving them a bad rating. The system keeps track of your previous votes and you may change them anytime until the end of the voting. Votes are automatically saved once you hit the button.

You may vote:

  • Must See
  • Want to See
  • Maybe
  • Not Interested
  • No vote

If you have any additional comments, please add them in the text field and click on 'submit comment'.

You may also filter for formats or talks you have not voted or voted for so far.

Talk Selection

The voting is supposed to have a huge impact on the selection though the final talk selection is up to the program commitee. We believe a good conference is made of popular talks as well as new or niche topics - all by and for our diverse community.

Important Dates (updated)

  • 29 April call for speakers opens
  • 9 June call for speakers closes (after two weeks extention)
  • 23 June launch of user voting (beta)
  • 7 July last day of of user voting
  • 2 August acceptance notices go out
  • 7 August program is published

Data Protection

No email adresses have been stored online for protection. Emails are validated against a hashes only.