Bringing Python To The Spanish Language Community with Maricela Sanchez


October 28th, 2018

19 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode


The Python Community is large and growing, however a majority of articles, books, and presentations are still in English. To increase the accessibility for Spanish language speakers, Maricela Sanchez helped to create the Charlas track at PyCon US, and is an organizer for Python Day Mexico. In this episode she shares her motivations for getting involved in community building, her experiences working on Python Day Mexico and PyCon Charlas, and the lessons that she has learned in the process.


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  • Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Maricela Sanchez Miranda about her work in organizing PyCon Charlas, the spanish language track at PyCon US, as well as Python Day Mexico


  • Introductions
  • How did you get introduced to Python?
  • Can you briefly describe PyCon Charlas and Python Day Mexico?
    • What has been your motivation for getting involved with organizing these community events?

  • What do you find to be the unique characteristics of the Python community in Mexico?

  • What kind of feedback have you gotton from the Charlas track at PyCon?

  • What are your goals for fostering these Spanish language events?

  • What are some of the lessons that you have learned from PyCon Charlas that were useful in organizing Python Day Mexico?

  • What have been the most challenging or complicated aspects of organizing Python Day Mexico?

    • How many attendees do you anticipate? How has that affected your planning and preparation?

  • Are there any aspects of the geography, infrastructure, or culture of Mexico that you have found to be either beneficial or challenging for organizing a conference?

  • Do you anticipate PyCon Charlas and Python Day Mexico becoming annual events?

  • What is your advice for anyone who is interested in organizing a conference in their own region or language?

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