Top 10 Events 2024

By Oli Makhasoeva

For 2024, we've 🐝 handpicked the most impactful tech conferences to level-up your knowledge and skills around AI, data science, machine learning, and Python. These events are the best way to connect with your peers, learn about cutting-edge technology, and expand your skills. Ultimately shaping your success in our data-driven, AI-powered world.

We believe there's a little something for everyone on our list – come find yours!


Linux Foundation AI & Data Day

When: 25 January, 2024 Where: Berlin, Germany

Linux Foundation AI & Data Dayβ€”an event that ignites innovation and fosters connections in a data-driven, AI-powered world. Explore the latest in Generative AI and its emerging ecosystem, and be part of a community that values knowledge sharing and collaboration 🀝. This event is free, but registration is required to secure your spot.



When: 3-4 February 2024 Where: Brussels, Belgium

FOSDEM stands out as a remarkable conference primarily for its unique nature: a free, non-commercial event created by the community, for the community πŸ€—. This aspect truly sets it apart, emphasizing the spirit of collaboration and shared passion that defines the open source and free software movements. It's a gathering where the focus isn't on profit, but on the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and mutual support among those at the forefront of technological advancement.


Big Data Analytics Symposium 2024

When: 14 March, 2024 Where: Orlando, Florida, USA

Big Data Analytics Symposium 2024, a one-day event tailored for students, in partnership with Women in Data Science (WiDS). Connect with local data professionals, gain insights into real-world applications, and explore emerging trends and technologies. This affordable opportunity also offers valuable continuing education credits for professional development πŸŽ“.


Data Council 2024

When: 26-28 March, 2024 Where: Austin, Texas, USA

Data Council, originally a modest meetup in San Francisco, has transformed into a vibrant global phenomenon 🌎. It boasts a dynamic and robust community, supported by an essential newsletter that keeps everyone updated, ensuring that even if you can't attend, you're always in the loop with the latest in data science and analytics. Last year, our CEO Zander Matheson gave a talk on moving from Batch to real-time data processing, discussing its reasoning, architecture, challenges, and open-source solutions (the full presentation is available for viewing below).

The conference impressed with its excellent organization, stellar networking, and lively crowd!

Get a glimpse of what Data Council 2024 has in store by checking out the highlights from last year's event:


PyCon US

When: 15-23 May, 2024 Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

For every Pythonista 🐍, PyCon is a well-known landmark event – the largest international Python conference, a celebration of innovation, learning, and community. The Pycon community is a global phenomenon, spanning over 40 countries.

Special Events at PyCon US:

  • Job Fair: Connect with leading companies and find exciting career opportunities.
  • Summits and Open Spaces: Join specialized gatherings and spontaneous discussions on a variety of Python-related topics.
  • PyLadies Auction: Support diversity and inclusion within the Python community.
  • β€˜Hallway’ Track: Network informally with Python users from around the globe, fostering community and collaboration.

Some attendees compare PyCon to a university experience. Beyond the online lectures, it's the personal interactions with expert speakers, akin to chatting with a professor after class, that truly enrich the experience and provide invaluable insights.

Keep an eye out for a detailed map of PyCon 2024 events globally, ensuring you're part of this incredible Python journey.



PyCon DE & PyData Berlin - 22-24 April, 2024, Berlin, Germany

PyData London - 2-4 June, London, UK

PyData NYC - New York, USA, dates to be confirmed

PyData Global - dates to be confirmed

PyData's worldwide conference network organized by NumFOCUS, including the virtual PyData Global, hosts over 220 meetups with a vibrant community of nearly 230,000 participants 🌟. They explore cutting-edge strategies and innovative technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization.

Our involvement at Bytewax has been exhilarating, with CEO Zander Matheson leading the way. He sparked curiosity at PyData Seattle with a panel discussion and later captivated audiences in December 2023 with a hands-on session on streaming data using Hacker News at PyData Global.

Panel: β€œBuilding a Stronger Open Source Python Data Community: Trends, Gaps, and Collaborative Contributions”

NumFOCUS's work is pivotal in sustaining and growing a healthy Python data ecosystem. We're delighted to share that we're now sponsors of their events this year. 🀫 PyData London will be the stage for our debut involvement. See you there!


Snowflake Cloud Summit

When: 3-6 June, 2024 Where: San Francisco, California, USA

Snowflake Summit 2024 marks the return of one of the most anticipated events in the tech world to San Francisco πŸŒ‰. Building on the momentum of the 2023 edition in Las Vegas, which attracted a remarkable 12,000 in-person attendees globally, this summit is set to be a hotspot for the latest innovations in the Data Cloud, AI, genAI, Apache Iceberg, and beyond.

2023 featured the impactful Women in Data hackathon, focusing on data-driven solutions for gender inequality and women’s health.

Highlights of Snowflake Summit 2023

Step into 2024's vibrant session lineup: AI and Machine Learning open new doors, while evolving Data Architectures and Governance reshape our approach to data. Explore Cybersecurity and Business Intelligence, tapping into crucial knowledge for industry transformation and championing positive change with Data for Good in crucial areas like climate and health.



When: 9-11 June, 2024 Where: Berlin, Germany

Berlin Buzzwords, Europe's premier conference for modern data infrastructure, search technologies, and machine learning, is a must-attend event for engineers, IT architects, data scientists, and analysts πŸ‘₯✨. It's an epicenter of innovation where the latest in data searchability, AI, and large-scale data processing comes to life, presented by top industry experts.

2024: A showcase of technological evolution, blending AI and data science with ethical awareness, all through scalable and advanced solutions.

An exceptional highlight: the event features an exclusive track dedicated to the ever-evolving and thrilling world of streaming technologies.


Data Connect

When: 11-12 July, 2024 Where: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Data Connect Conference, hosted by Women in Analytics, stands as a landmark event that celebrates the achievements of women in the analytics space and fosters diversity in the field.πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘©β€πŸ”§πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

Data Connect 2024: A Catalyst for Innovation and Inclusion. Dive into an all-women speaker lineup offering fresh perspectives in fields like AI, ML, and data management. Tailor your journey with varied tracks including leadership, governance, and engineering, while exploring critical topics from algorithm ethics to cloud migration.

It's a melting pot of ideas and expertise for anyone passionate about the future of data.



When: 27 September, 2024 Where: Berlin, Germany

"Women+ in Data and AI" tech summer festival, where unity, empowerment, and bravery in tech communities take center stage. Celebrate diversity while participating in discussions led by women and gender minority experts in data engineering, data science, machine learning, and MLOps. Regardless of your background or technical experience, this event offers a positive and supportive environment for all attendees to thrive and connect. πŸ¦Ήβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ§•πŸΌπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ€πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸš€πŸ‘©β€πŸš’πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈ

Last year, Holden Karau discussed the evolution of distributed pandas, from Map/Reduce to Spark, and culminating in the modern ecosystem featuring Koalas, Modin, and Dask.

In Conclusion

Attending these leading tech events in 2024 is more than just a learning experience; it's a chance to join a dynamic community at the forefront of data and AI innovation. Mark your calendars for a transformative year, where each event is a step towards shaping a future rich with possibilities in technology and innovation.

Events serve as an exciting platform to connect with us. Discover a world of opportunities by exploring our past and future events listed here!

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Oli Makhasoeva

Oli Makhasoeva

Director of Developer Relations and Operations
Oli is a passionate technologist with a background in engineering, consulting, and community building. On a break from creating content, she loves to network online & in person at meetups, conferences, and forums.
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