Archive for January 28th, 2011

It’s almost the end of January already and PyCon USA 2011 is just around the corner. In this edition, we cover a wide variety of topics, from Python 2.7 – 3.x. We’ve got sprints, new books, web-related projects and good old recursion articles. Come one, come all! Read the news of the week!

On the PyCon front, you should take note the Early Bird pricing is now over. Why did you wait? Fortunately, they are still selling tickets, so stop stalling and just come! The PyCon blog also mentions that they’re still looking for sponsors, so if you or someone you know has that kind of cashola, point them in that direction.

And now we return you back to your regularly scheduled blog reading…

Did you know that PyCon’s Early Bird registration is over and you missed it! Well, now you have to pay more! I recommend doing it now before they reach their registration cap because sneaking into the conference is just plain wrong. Also, airline ticket pricing tends to fluctuate more than the waves at the seaside, although unlike the waves, the prices usually just get bigger. If you’d like the bang for your buck, check out the PyCon blog page because it lists a bunch of the activities that they have planned.

On another note, PyCon is still looking for sponsors. Do you have cash buried in your back yard or under your mattress and you don’t know what to do with it all? Do you use open source software and always wondered how to support them? Well, PyCon can solve both those problems! Heck, you don’t even have to spend all your loot. Get a friend and make him pay too.

The big question that always pops up when giving away money is: what will this accomplish (i.e. what’s in it for me)? Well, check out this handy list:

  1. It keeps the conference cheap!
  2. You will get warm fuzzies
  3. You will support the Python Software Foundation which in turn supports sprints, Python projects, other Python conferences and lots of other things.
  4. You’ll get your name in the program (I think)

If you happen to own a business or know someone who does, this is a great way to advertise. Especially if you have job openings for geeks. There are several sponsorship levels to choose from. You can contact pycon-sponsors@python.org or Jesse Noller (jnoller@python.org) directly with any questions you might have.