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.

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.

The PyData Code of Conduct governs this conference. To discuss any issues or concerns relating to the code of conduct or the behavior of anyone at a PyData conference (or meetup), please contact NumFOCUS Executive Director Leah Silen (+1 512-222-5449; [email protected] ) or the local organisers at [email protected]

Read more about NumFocus here.

The Conference

The PyData Amsterdam conference is an annual event which brings together users and developers of open-source software. In addition to all the great talks and workshops, there is no place like PyData Amsterdam to meet other like-minded people and get to talk to the developers of the libraries we all use and love.

Workshops hosted by GoDataDriven – 12 June

Main Conference hosted by Booking.com – 13-14 June

Open Source Sprints hosted by Xomnia – 15 June

Diversity Scholarships

One of PyData’s goals is to increase awareness and excitement around opportunities for underrepresented groups in software engineering and data analytics. To increase diversity in scientific computing, our outreach program ranges from hosting workshops that introduce programming to young women to encouraging diversity in speakers at PyData.

For PyData Amsterdam 2020, we are offering scholarship opportunities to those from underrepresented groups who may otherwise be unable to attend the conference.

Please note scholarships do not cover travel and lodging costs. The deadline to apply is April 17th. Applicants who have been awarded a diversity scholarship will be informed by April 24th.

Apply for a diversity scholarship here!


For the first time in its history, PyData Amsterdam will host Open Source Contribution Sprints. These will take place on Monday the 15th. We will bring together eager developers and maintainers of some of the libraries we all use and love to learn and do our share in contributing to open source development.

Our sprints are a day of intensive development on an open source project of your choice. It’s a time to come together, to share what you’ve learned during the conference with the people you met, and apply it to an open source project.

Who can participate?

You! All experience levels are welcome; sprints are a great opportunity to get connected with, and start contributing to your favorite Python project. Participation in the sprints is free! We do ask you to sign up so we can make sure we have enough facilities in place to host everyone. You can express interest in the sprints when purchasing tickets.

The Meetup

Next to the conference, there is also a PyData Amsterdam Meetup. Meetups happen on a frequent, though irregular basis and range from coding breakfasts to open source sprints and talks.

Subscribe on our meetup page to be notified of any newly organized meetups.

Speaking or hosting

Are you interested in speaking at one of our meetups, or do you have a good spot to host a next event? Please get in touch with us at [email protected]


PyData Amsterdam is organised by a team of extremely committed volunteers. Are you interested in helping out? Get in touch at [email protected] or come talk to us at a meetup.

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