PyCon JP 2014 Development Sprint


Development sprints are a key part of PyCon JP, a chance for the contributors to open-source projects to get together face-to-face for up to four days of intensive learning, development and camaraderie. Newbies sit with gurus, go out for lunch and dinner together, and have a great time while advancing their project.

Date & Time

15 September 2014 (Monday)



Microsoft Japan, Shinagawa Office

Who can participate?

Absolutely anyone - and it's free! It will be a separate event from the rest of conference. Please register at

Things you need

Your laptop and a compatible AC adapter. WiFi will be provided.

Suggesting development themes

Anyone can submit development themes for the sprint. Further details will be shared very soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Sprint?
A: Sprint is a short and intensive software development event. Developers get together for a theme and develop software.

Q: What do I do there?
A: It is completely up to you. You can work on your own development project or join other people’s session. You may network with people by getting involved with multiple sessions and discussions.

Q: Who can join?
A: Anyone.

Q: I am not joining conference. Can I join Sprint?
A: Yes.

Q: I am a beginner programmer. Am I eligible to join?
A: Yes! Should you still have the concern, you may join the tutorial sessions scheduled a day after PyCon JP 2014 conference

Q: Who can be Sprint Leader?
A: No requirements, and everybody is welcomed to become one. Motivation to become a Sprint Leader would be, for instance, to work with other Pythonistas on the topic you are interested in, to energize Python community, to network with other developers, etc.

Q: Can I join multiple sessions?
A: Please talk to Sprint Leader if you are interested in more than one theme.

Q: Any meals provided?
A: No, and we encourage that participants go for lunch together to know each other :)

Q: Can I bring in foods and drinks to room?
A: Yes, but please ensure that you keep it clean at your own responsibility.

Q: Can I join or leave in the middle of session?
A: Yes, and there is no plan to track attendance on the day.