Conference HOWTO


Before the conference

  • Check your Quicket ticket.
  • Ensure you have a ticket from Quicket and that your ticket has your correct email address on it.
  • On Thursday and Friday morning, we’ll email you a schedule with links to talks. If the email address on your ticket is incorrect, you won’t receive that email.
  • Please register on Discord by following the instructions here.
  • Please read the PyConZA Code of Conduct. A copy is also pinned in the #announcements channel of the Discord server.

How to get help

If something is not working during the conference, try one of the following:

  • If you have joined the Discord server, write a message in #helpdesk and one of the organizers will respond.
  • If you can't access #helpdesk, write in #registration-desk instead.
  • If you don’t have access to Discord, email
  • If you have a code of conduct issue, contact one of the code of conduct team in Discord directly (they are listed under the “coc” role at the top of the user list on the right) or email

How to attend or give a talk

How to submit a lightning talk

We have a lightning talk session from 15:30 to 16:00 on Friday. Lightning talks are a space to give a short (strictly less than 5 minutes) talk to the whole conference. They're often funny, slightly strange, or informative -- and they're a great way to give a first talk at a conference.

If you'd like to present a talk, contact the organizers in #helpdesk and give them your name and the topic you'd like to present on and they'll add you to the list!

How to attend the sprints

The sprints are taking place in Discord on Saturday and Sunday (10 & 11 October) on the same Discord server we're using for the main conference.

If you'd like to advertise a sprint topic, contact the organizers in #helpdesk and let them know what the topic is, who the coordinator will be, and which of the days the coordinator will be present on (i.e. Saturday, Sunday or both).

You don't need a ticket to attend the sprints -- we'll open up the relevant channels on Discord on Saturday morning for anyone who wants to join the sprints.

What social events are happening

There are online social events planned for Thursday and Friday evening. Details coming soon!