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Pyjamas Conf 2020
How did it happened? Why it's great?
What is Pyjamas Conf?
- 24 hours
- So you can join anytime with your PJs
Started at 8am UTC 5th Dec 2020...
We have streamed 24 hours of non-stop (almost) contents and talks on YouTube
- Opening and Closing
- 4 Technical breaks (30mins)
- 40 talks (~ half recorded)
- 1 panel session
Great veriety of (talk) topics
2 accidents for live talks
- 1 got problem with internet connnection half way
- 1 fell asleep and missed the slot
We have sold 900+ tickets at the end!!!!
We have received 0 CoC complains
And 300+ people joint Discord
Technical set up
- Streaming on public YouTube stream with Streamyard as backstage
- Discord as socializing place (only ticket holder will receive invitation)
- At lease 2 voluntees at Streamyard at any point (1 host 1 standby)
- 1 person in cahrge of CoC at anytime (take turns)
- Asking network for help (sister organizations)
- Linkedin (ad by Python Ireland)
- Python Discord
- Mentioned many times at other conferences by me
Event was advertise well with lot's of hype and excitement
- There was a big hit when Covid happened and many people left the team
- At the end only 3 constantly active team member
- Ocational help from a few more people
- Volunteer team was brought together 2 weeks before
- It is possible to organize an online conference with limited resources
- Community is the most important thing
- Quality and team sprit of volunteers are important
- Lots of leverage from other communities (EuroPython, Python Discord etc)
- Need to be fun!
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What Makes Pyjamas Great?
By Cheuk Ting Ho