PyCon was a huge (inter)national event with a stunning number of people from the fantastic Python community, a real tour de force. I spent the vast majority of my time on the hallway track (socializing with other attendees in the hallways), attending only the keynotes and a few other talks.
North Bay Python was a small regional conference about a tenth of the size, much more intimate. Most attendees watched all the talks of the single track, with socializing happening during breaks, at meals, and before and after the conference days themselves.
Both conferences were amazing, and left me overjoyed to be part of this amazing community. However, North Bay Python did more than that—it inspired me to organize one.
And so, before I was even back home, the idea of PyBeach was born.
PyBeach is (going to be) an annual Python conference in Los Angeles, California, with the inaugural event slated for spring of 2019. It's meant to be a small regional conference, much like North Bay Python, with a focus on diversity of both topics and attendees.
It's also very much a work in progress. If you'd like to get involved, you can invite yourself to the Slack team and your help will be more than welcome.
I'll see you there! ;)