Next week a bunch of us will be in Portland, Oregon for PyCon and we’re excited to meet you there!

PyCon is the biggest annual meeting of the developers and users of the Python programming language. We’re attending to learn about new discoveries, experiences, and opportunities from the Python community and to share our own experience in provisioning servers, refining geocoding data, processing satellite imagery, and applying machine learning to color correction and support ticket prioritization.

One of the things that makes PyCon unique is that it is run by the Python community for the community. We’re helping out by volunteering and by sponsoring the development sprints which begin on Thursday, the day after the main conference activities. Several of us will be staying later in the PyCon week to sprint on Rasterio and other parts of the Python mapping software stack. I hope you’ll consider joining us if you have an interest in making maps with Python.

Find us at PyCon by the Mapbox rainbow stickers on our badges or ping us on Twitter to learn more about Mapbox, mapmaking with Python, and how we work: @bluebweee, @camillacaros, @dnomadb, and @sgillies.