PyCon 2012’s website just went live today. They already have a bunch of sponsors and information about the conference on the website. Of course, they haven’t done a call for speakers yet, so don’t expect to find a list of talks or tutorials for several months. However, the website itself looks pretty slick. You can read the full press release on the official PyCon blog. They are really hyping their diversity statement and code of conduct. I think those are pretty self-explanatory, so I’m not going to discuss them here. You can check them out yourself.
Now is the time to start thinking about whether or not you’d like to give a talk or tutorial at PyCon and start putting together your proposal(s). I’m sure this year will be pretty big, so there will probably be lots of submissions. What that means is that you need to go the extra mile to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Grab your thinking caps and start mulling!
You might even start talking PyCon up to your boss in hopes of getting them to send you there and sponsor the event. I’m sure that PyCon can always use another sponsor.
FYI: I am a PyCon fan, not a marketer. I have enjoyed going there the past few years and always hope that they do well.