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?
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.
@PyConUK opens with a hall track this year pic.twitter.com/taAIxm7dr1— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 16, 2022
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.
Welcome @PyConUK 2022 pic.twitter.com/5gwIWxyNbJ— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 16, 2022
After there are exciting talks, including the talk about Python Exceptional Groups.
@IritKatriel is taking about Python exception @PyConUK pic.twitter.com/hgzn9VutIC— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 16, 2022
And a talk about PyScript.
@nekokawaigari is taking about @pyscript_dev and building a cool app with it @PyConUK pic.twitter.com/TgEVSyNNBy— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 16, 2022
And my talk about Hypothesis.
Having used and given talks about Python's Hypothesis library, I'm happy to learn about hypothesis.extra.ghostwriter which generates tests for you #pyconuk pic.twitter.com/tC4DlaESLg— tomviner (@tomviner) September 16, 2022
And to top it, Daniele talks about the relationship between documentation and software.
@evildmp is talking about the DogTail model of software and documentation @PyConUK pic.twitter.com/2XBJdFfsgc— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 16, 2022
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 starts with more coffee and wales cake, then by the keynote. The keynote is about the flaws computational research can have.
Day 2 keynote by Vincent Knight, proud father of 2, about why his computational research is not to be trusted @PyConUK pic.twitter.com/c5bqG9jmY7— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 17, 2022
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)
@PyConUK #IceCreamSprint is quite close thanks to the Brodies pic.twitter.com/IKg05FOcUO— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 17, 2022
Before the lighting talk, there are a few more interesting talks. Talk about speeding up your computation with Numpy.
@t_redactyl talking how @numpy_team can speed up your computation @PyConUK pic.twitter.com/mO0nys42Q0— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 17, 2022
And talk about the BBC and AWS.
@ben_nuttall is back at @PyConUK 2022 (not 1916) pic.twitter.com/b6YlRoB2Fm— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 17, 2022
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 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.
Ian Thomas is talking about UK census data @PyConUK pic.twitter.com/uUtXtYcu79— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 18, 2022
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.
So glad to be able to join @Canonical’s @evildmp’s workshop on Diátaxis framework. @PyConUK Something I always want to learn pic.twitter.com/yDgZanlTEI— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 18, 2022
The last day is only a half day and I am so glad that I can get home early and get some rest.
#PyConUK delegates, enjoy your evening in beautiful Cardiff pic.twitter.com/lbbRSy02bV— PyCon UK (@PyConUK) September 16, 2022