Getting started

If you already have a ticket and are ready to start your PyData Global experience, check out our Quick Start page!

Our conference format

Time differences throughout the world pose a challenge: preserving the vibe of an in-person event while making sure nobody misses out!

The PyData Global approach is to pre-record all talks and tutorials so that you can watch them at your own pace. Live events will complement pre-recorded content, and will take place during business hours of our four geographic focus areas. To learn more, click here.

PyData News

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Sponsored Projects

NumFOCUS aims to ensure that funding and resources are available to sustain projects in the scientific data stack over the long haul. One of the ways we accomplish this vision is through programs that provide support for open source scientific computing projects: our fiscal sponsorship program and our affiliation program.


PyData could not happen without the support of its amazing sponsors. Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? See our sponsorship prospectus or contact us at [email protected].


I’d like to sponsor the event, what are the options?

Reach out to [email protected] if you’re interested in sponsoring our event. We have opportunities to sponsor including bulk ticket sales and NumFOCUS corporate sponsorships.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes! The sessions will be recorded and recordings will be made available to attendees throughout the event. Details on the talks and tutorials being available to the public will come soon.

What platform will you use for this event?

We are yet to announce specific technologies for the event.

Where do I buy tickets? What are the prices?

Please check out the tickets page.

Why charge attendees for a virtual event?

NumFOCUS is the non-profit organization that fiscally sponsors 33 Open Source Projects and organizes community-driven educational programs for users and developers of open source scientific tools. Donations from PyData conferences account for a significant portion of our annual operating budget and enable us to continue giving back to the open source community.

While there are no costs this year for a venue or catering, there are still costs associated with bringing the event online. We also need to continue paying fixed costs to keep NumFOCUS healthy so we can keep PyData alive, as well as continue supporting the open source community.

We hope you understand the difficult situation we are currently in and can support us during this time so that we can keep supporting you in the future.

What’s the conference’s hashtag?

Great question. #PyDataGlobal2020.


The PyData Global organizing committee is composed of extremely committed volunteers. Are you interested in helping out? Get in touch with us at [email protected].

About PyData

PyData is an educational program of NumFOCUS, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the United States. PyData provides a forum for the international community of users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. All proceeds of PyData Global go to support NumFOCUS’ mission.

The global PyData network promotes discussion of best practices, new approaches, and emerging technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization. PyData communities approach data science using many languages, including (but not limited to) Python, Julia, and R.

Read more about NumFocus here.


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