PyCon UK 2022

Despite a series of unexpected events: train strake and the passing of the Queen. PyCon UK 2022 is still happening in Cardiff City Hall this year. So how was it?

Day 1

The opening was scheduled at 11 am for a late start due to concern of the train strike (which didn’t happen) so people already gather in the hallway after the registration. There are coffee, tea and Wales cakes.

Then it is the opening. This year Ann is chairing the organising committee and she is explaining all the house rules and the “toilet talk” this year.

After there are exciting talks, including the talk about Python Exceptional Groups.

And a talk about PyScript.

And my talk about Hypothesis.

And to top it, Daniele talks about the relationship between documentation and software.

After the conference and dinner, we socialise at our usual place. Where I had a great chat with Adam Johnson about my idea of deploying the trained model to the front end with PyScript.

Day 2

Day 2 starts with more coffee and wales cake, then by the keynote. The keynote is about the flaws computational research can have.

Then I took a break to have a walk before lunch.

After lunch, I chat with some friends and have coffee (or better, an affogato)

Before the lighting talk, there are a few more interesting talks. Talk about speeding up your computation with Numpy.

And talk about the BBC and AWS.

After the lighting talk, I had to have a quick Ramen and then regroup at Tiny Rebels. Got a chance to talk to the organisers and it feels like homecoming at PyCon UK

Day 3

Day 3 starts with a PyCon UK AGM, chaired by Owen. Then we are more talks in the morning, including Ian’s talk. Unfortunately, there were technical issues so it was changed to a lighting talk.

I was so glad that I was able to attend Daniele’s workshop about the Diátaxis framework (it’s a documentation framework and no you cannot install it). The first time I know about it was back in 2019 and since then it has evolved and I have learnt more this time in the workshop.

The last day is only a half day and I am so glad that I can get home early and get some rest.

After having a career in data science, Cheuk now brings her knowledge in data and passion for the tech community as the developer advocate for Anaconda. Cheuk constantly contributes to the open-source community by giving free talks and tutorials and organize sprints to encourage diversity contributions.