PyCon Ireland Blog entries

PyCon Ireland 2014 - Tickets and Call for proposals

April 4, 2014, 2:58 p.m.

Tickets are now available for pycon ireland 2014. Grab them while you can from Eventbrite or our PyCon Site

Also, our Call for Proposals now open for PyCon Ireland 2014. If you're interested in giving a talk, workshop or tutorial at PyConIE in October, you will need to fill in our Call for proposals form.

PyLadies Dublin Launch at PyConIE Sprints

Oct. 6, 2013, 11:55 a.m.
PyLadies Dublin launch & PyConIE Sprints

Coinciding with Ada LoveLace Day (and Maths Week, of course), we will be launching PyLadies Dublin with our special invite guest, Lynn Root (co-Founder of PyLadiesSF) . Oh, there might be cake. :-)

Useful links and apps for those visiting Dublin

Aug. 29, 2013, 12:06 p.m.

Information and getting from A to B, here are a few handy sites and links to get you in and out of Dublin.

Any more helpful sites or apps, please comment below.

Software Developer's Journal Special Offer

Aug. 7, 2013, 3:48 p.m.

Dear Python Ireland and PyCon Ireland!

Software Developer's Journal has a special offer only for you! We are happy to announce that for first five of you who buy our Python Preorder Pack (two issues for 20 dollars – Python Starter Kit plus Python In a Few Lines of Codes) and send an confirmation e-mail to editor (, we have a discount codes for our subscription. The code allows you to save 20% (standard price - $180 + 23% tax). Join our community right now!

It doesn't matter which issue you'd buy, you'd get both.

And remember about a confirmation e-mail!

Sincerely yours,

Emil, Software Developer's Journal

Help us choose a talk by Kenneth Reitz

Aug. 2, 2013, 7:39 p.m.

[PyCon Ireland 2013] What are Sprints?

July 31, 2013, 6:21 p.m.

There has been enquiries about the PyCon Ireland sprints. Just to let you know that these are the sprints we will be running (there might be another one, we will announce it if confirmed):-

  • Django
  • Plone
  • Mozilla WebQA
  • Female Sprints

What are sprints?

We'll just re-gurgitate what PyCon US wrote about it.
"[...]a chance for the contributors to open-source projects to get together face-to-face for up to four days of intensive learning, development and camaraderie. Newbies sit with gurus, go out for lunch and dinner together, and have a great time while advancing their project."

And a video is worth a thousand million words. ;-)

If you have any other questions, either leave a comment below or send an email to

Software Developer’s Journal offer for PyCon Ireland Attendees

July 17, 2013, 10:12 p.m.

Software Developer’s Journal is an online magazine for software developers and programmers. It’s published since 2005. It covers the latest solutions as well as proven techniques in software development. Our magazine is useful for everyone interested in programming - both professionals and hobbyists.

Regular issue of the Magazine is usually dedicated to a certain theme and is published at the beginning of every week. Inside you will find top trends and techniques used in programming. It focuses on presenting and discussing latest solutions and trends in software development, as well as showing a path through complicated world of existing techniques.

Upcoming issue: Python

Would you like to know everything about Python Programming? All best content in one place. Experienced programmers write for other programmers – professionals and amateurs as well. Thus, we publish e-book for $30. Become professional with us!

PyCon Ireland delegates will get a special offer on the upcoming e-book edition and can pre-order for 20$.

More details when PyCon Ireland arrives in October!

What you will find inside?

  • Secure authentication in Python
    • Learn how to implementing authentication system in Python
      Accomplish the task of make user login-logout system with us and be secure. Use it then with microframeworks like flask, webapp2 etc.
  • How to develop programs in a few lines of codes
    • Learn HOWTO
      Guide how to make your work a lot easier and save time. You can learn effective ways of programming in Python – we show how to do it.
  • An execution perspective of programming
    • Best way to execute
      Python is a fine language that executes programs. See at program execution and learn how to launch code in a proper way.
  • Python for Web
    • Way of professional web development
      How to use language in web developing. In a world of Web 2.0 Python is a very hot topic. We show you how to combine Python with a server to make dynamic content.
  • Django tutorials for professionals
    • A lot knowledge about Django – a Python Web framework
      Django supports many database servers and can be use to get fast development and clean design. We show the secrets of Django for you.

Questions? Contact

Burlington Hotel is full for PyConIE weekend

May 20, 2013, 3:12 p.m.

An update about accommodation. The Burlington Hotel has no rooms that weekend. There are also other hotels nearby, see accommodation section, it's not an extensive list. If you find a hotel that has a good price, please comment in disqus.

[PyCon Ireland 2013] Our first confirmed keynote speaker

April 26, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

We would like to welcome first confirmed keynote speaker, Lynn Root, who is a software engineer for Red Hat, founder of the San Francisco Chapter of PyLadies, board member of the Python Software Foundation.

PyCon Ireland 2013 Announcement

April 11, 2013, 7:46 p.m.

We are proud to announce PyCon Ireland 2013 will be held on Sat 12th - Sun 13th October at The Burlington Hotel. Tickets will be announced shortly.

A two-day sprints will be held on Mon 14th - Tuesday 15th October at College of Computer Training. The sprints are a free event open to all (18+), registration will be required . More details to be announced soon.

Call for Sponsors

Sponsorship Brochure:
Submission form:

Call for Speakers

Submission form:

Any questions? Please contact:

Our new PyCon Ireland 2013 Committee

Jan. 17, 2013, 5 p.m.

As co-Chair, I would likes to welcome the new PyCon Ireland 2013 Committee.

Also, buckle your belts and keep the 2nd weekend of October free for PyCon Ireland 2013. We'll announce the date officially once we sort out some details. So watch this space or Twitter or Facebook.

More Talk Updates

Oct. 12, 2012, 12:38 a.m.
Python for Facebook Infrastructure will now be on at 14:30 - 15:00 on Saturday.
Computer education will now be on at 15:00 - 15:30 on Sunday.

Talk updates

Oct. 8, 2012, 9:23 p.m.

Rory Geoghegan has been kind enough to give us a talk on problems in python.

Michael Twomey will be standing in for Paul Barry to give YAPY3T.

Thank you both for jumping in last minute to help us.

PyConIE 2012 Speakers and Talks announced

Aug. 19, 2012, 11:12 p.m.

Speakers and most of the Talks announced. Tutorials and workshops will be announced soon.

We are also proud to announce Alex Bradbury as our keynote speaker representing Raspberry Pi. Talk title TBC.

Put your thinking hats on for lightning talks, sprints as well.

If you want to help out, please comment below with your name and what you can help us out with either on the run up and/or on the day.

Announcing Raspberry Pi as one of our prizes

July 25, 2012, 11:43 p.m.

Students, if you want to win a Raspberry Pi, come along and register for PyCon Ireland 2012. This prize is sponsored by one of our own Python Ireland members, Vishal Vatsa. So a big thanks on behalf of everyone for a generous donation.

Since I'm bribing people anyway. @All: Put your thinking caps on for lightning talks, each lightning talk will earn you a free drink (worth €5).