This weekend I got to attend PyDataAmsterdam 2018 – this is my first trip to the Netherlands (Yay! It is lovely here).

I gave an updated talk on my earlier presentation for PyDataLondon 2018, this time I spoke more on : I had a lovely room, wide enough that I only got a third of my audience in the shot below: Checking afterwards it is lovely to get supportive feedback, thank you Ondrej and Tobias: Here are the slides (the code will be added to my data_science_delivered github repo within a week): I’m really happy with the growth of our international community (we’re up to 100 PyData meetups now!). I’m also very pleased to say that I’ve had a lot of people come up to say Thanks after the talk.

This is no doubt because I now highlight the amount of work done by volunteer conference organisers and volunteer speakers (almost everyone involved in running a PyData conference is an unpaid volunteer – organisers and speakers alike). We need to continue making it clear that contributing back to the open source ecosystem is essential, rather than just consuming from it. Read more from ianozsvald.com…

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