Pyvec is a non-profit supporting open-source and Python-based technologies in the Czech Republic.

Main goals of the organization

bringing together people interested in programming,

marketing of the Python programming language,

introducing programming to young people,

supporting open-source projects,

development of own open-source solutions,

organization of cultural and social events.

Main supported activities

Pyvo meetups

We organize informal programmers' meetups focused on presentations, networking, and education in three cities: Prague, Brno, and Ostrava.

In 2016, attendance averaged about 30-100 people in Brno and Prague, and 10-30 in Ostrava.

PyCon CZ

The annual PyCon CZ conference is the largest gathering of Python programmers in the Czech Republic.

PyCon CZ 2016 offered 54 přednášek a workshopů, and was attended by about 380 people.

PyLadies CZ

We are an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community.

Czech chapters of PyLadies organize, among other things, free beginners' courses that last several months. Pyvec manages accounting, helps find mentors, and helps with writing learning materials.

In 2016, about 120 women attended the courses.

About the organization

Pyvec, o.s. is a non-profit organization (občanské sdružení) founded in Spring of 2012.

The organization's charter, signed on the 21th of March, 2012, is available for download in RTF and PDF formats. Note that the document is in Czech.