PYDATA Festival Amsterdam

PyData Amsterdam will not be held in person this years instead, we are glad to announce PyDataFest Amsterdam 2020. A week-long digital even with a mix of talk, interviews, workshops, discussions and open-source spints. All proceeds of the conference go to NumFocus, A non-profit that helps sustain Python’s Scientific Computing Ecosystem.

Code Breakfasts

Code breakfasts are PyData Festival’s workshop track. We’ll meet in the morning and together with an expert in the field we’ll do a hands-on session to build something cool and gain some new knowledge on the way.

Code breakfasts run from 09:00 to 10:30, and at the end of each session, the speaker will be available for additional questions. Also, this is a great moment to join up with others who attended and try to see if you can go a bit beyond the breakfasts content itself and tackle some of the harder challenges the speaker discussed.

Lunch Chats

Lunch chats feature a wide range of different activities. This includes Preparation sessions for the sprints, Panel sessions, Interviews and Roundtable discussions.

Keep an eye out on the schedule for details.

Dinner Talks

Tune in after work to hear about a variety of topics from a wide range of speakers. Dinner talks will be from 19:00 – 20:00 and each evening sees two presenters. After 20:00, the speakers will hang around to discuss their topics in more detail.


For the first time in its history, PyData Amsterdam will host Open Source Contribution Sprints. These will take place on Saturday, June 20th. 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.

How Can I Prepare

There will be several sessions in the “lunch chats” slot of the conference that can help you get up to speed with the tools and processes needed to start contributing. Keep an eye out on the schedule to find out when these events are happening


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

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.

June 15 – 2oth

May 26, 2020