Community conference organisers’s handbook

The main purpose of this document is to help you avoid being remembered as that idiot who tried to organise a conference.

How to use the handbook

The Handbook is organised around the Timeline - the milestone items that you will need to do in the run-up to the event. It also discusses some of the practicalities that you need to have set up or in place to plan and execute the event successfully - most of these are also linked to from the timeline, as well as being listed separately in the contents.

About the handbook

The handbook was created by Daniele Procida, Community and Documentation Manager at Divio AG of Zürich. It’s based on the experiences of organising and attending numerous international Python/Django events.

It’s aimed particularly at organisers of Python/Django community events, and reflects the traditions and values of PyCons and DjangoCons.