Join us for PyCon Canada 2019!

We welcome you to come join us for the 7th annual PyCon Canada, held in downtown Toronto on the weekend of November 16-17, 2019. Immerse yourself in two days of fantastic talks, special keynote speakers, incredible sponsors and other like minded Pythonistas. Buy your ticket today!

Want to go deeper? Join us Monday and Tuesday (November 18-19) for development sprints, where you and your fellow Python enthusiasts can work on open source and personal projects in a fun group atmosphere. Join our Slack Channel!

Keynote Speakers

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William Lachance
Staff Engineer, Mozilla

William Lachance is a staff engineer in Mozilla's data group, focused on data visualization and representation. He is most interested in building tools that help people of all backgrounds understand the world around them. In past lives, he designed open source transit routing websites and built web browser performance measuring robots with cameras and lego. More recently, he has been helping build out Iodide, a literate scientific notebook environment that helpsbridge the divide between the python data science stack and the open web.

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Ideshini Naidoo
Chief Technology Officer at Wave

Ideshini Naidoo is the Chief Technology Officer at Wave where she leads a team of over 70 engineers. Her background spans a wealth of experience at an executive level in banking and telecommunications. She brings a depth of experience in technology and information systems within the Fintech space, having led major development efforts at both startups and large corporates within the financial services sector. Ideshini has extensive expertise in large scale electronic banking with multi-country, multi-platform implementation and operating experience, having headed corporate electronic banking across Africa at Barclays Bank and as Chief Information Officer of Rand Merchant Bank (one of Africa’s largest Corporate and Investment banks).

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Huda Idrees
Founder and CEO of Dot Health

Huda is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. With a background in engineering from the University of Toronto and a prolific career at some of Toronto's best known startups including Wattpad, Wave, and Wealthsimple, her latest venture is transforming the way people access and control their own health information for good. Huda's work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Metro News, CNBC, and Metro Morning. She has been recognized amongst the Top 5 CEOs in Toronto Life, a Top 25 Women of Influence in 2017, and named Top 30 under 30 by the Bay Street Bull in 2018. Huda serves on the Business Innovation and Development committee at Sinai Health System and on the Canadian Federal Economic Strategy Table for Health and Biosciences.

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Françoise Provencher
Staff Data Scientist at Shopify

Françoise is a Staff Data Scientist at Shopify, an ecommerce SaaS company based in Canada. Her focus is to help product teams make good data-informed decisions. Before joining Shopify, she did a PhD in experimental physics and a post-doctoral fellowship in machine learning. Although she loves the switch to data science, she secretly misses shooting lasers on stuff.

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Code of Conduct

PyCon Canada is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the Python community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by PyCon Canada or not.

To make clear what is expected, all delegates, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers at any PyCon Canada event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.