PyCon India 2020 edition would be happening online and of the biggest challenges the team faced was finding the platform which suits our needs. We've looked through a lot of conference tools, ideas, and way to make the event an amazing one. The main goal in front of us to make the event as interactive as possible and as close to the offline version as possible
The team after much review and thought has decided to go with the platform, Hopin
Hopin ----- Hopin is an all-in-one virtual platform, where the primary mode of interaction is audio-video or chat. Over the last few months, a lot of conferences has been organized on the platform and scale at which they are operating is amazing.
The platform provides with Stages, to present keynotes and talks. Session area for our open spaces, hallways, and any other impromptu sessions that need to be created.
It also has an Expo area for the sponsors to interact with the participants, where they can accommodate their mini session. The booths in the Expo are very much like the one in the offline setting.
Networking is a good part of Hopin, where you can either do a 1x1 random matching session with folks, or folks can create their private session to replicate the group discussion.
Last two things to point is, documentation and support. Documentation of the platform is quite in-depth.
BangPypers Talks - Road to PyCon India 2020 -------------------------------------------- The Hopin Platform was finalized a couple of days back, but today the BangPypers team hosted the meetup on the platform.
The event was a smooth sailing other a couple of initial hiccups. The event had 4 talks, which went smoothly. A big thanks to the BangPypers team.
Tickets ------- The PyCon India 2020 tickets are open but we are selling out fast. So, if you haven't booked the tickets, please head over to the website and get your tickets.
We need your help -------------------- This year, we've been very highly active on Zulip. As we move closer to the event, we would like your support and help to make this happen successfully. We have ample work where we need a volunteer, so please join us on Zulip and ping on the main channel.
Sponsorship ------------ The Call for Sponsors is open, and we've some good packages with amazing benefits. You can visit the sponsorship page or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will revert.
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