PyCon 2011 Needs You!

PyCon is a conference that is run almost entirely by volunteers. Do you know what that means? It means that they need you! Last year, I volunteered and it was a mostly good experience. You can check out the staff list to see if there’s any responsibilities you’d like to take over. If so, be sure to join the pycon-organizers mailing list. Here is the primary Volunteer page and following is a copy of what they currently need help with onsite:

  • Registration desk volunteers
  • Swag bag stuffers
  • Session Staff (Note: we need to setup a way for session staff to volunteer for particular sessions; Stay tuned!)
  • Tutorial day help
  • Electrical cord tapers / untapers
  • Last minute helper mob

You can read about these positions here. You can read about my experiences as a session chair here. I was a little nervous when I did it, but I think it went alright.

The main thing to remember is this: If you see someone who obviously needs help, don’t just stand there like a dope! Get over there and help them out!

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  • Anonymous

    Updated the article with a few new links. Now sure how I missed some of these…

  • Dean G

    Sorry for the duplicate. Please remove.