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
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!