Sunday, January 20, 2008

PyCon 2008 Registration Open!

I am pleased to announce that PyCon 2008 registration is now open! Early-bird registration is open until February 20, so there's one month to register at the low rates. Regular on-line registration will be available from February 21 through March 7.

PyCon 2008 will be held from March 13 through 20 in Chicago:

  • Tutorials: Thursday, March 13
  • Conference: Friday, March 14, through Sunday, March 16
  • Sprints: Monday, March 17 through Thursday, March 20

Register early, especially if you'd like to attend a tutorial or three, as tutorials fill up early. And yes, you heard that correctly -- this year, we have three tutorial sessions: morning, afternoon, and evening. There are 29 great tutorials to choose from. More about the tutorials soon, but for now, you can check out the descriptions yourself

The talk schedule is also up (in a preliminary form), although some changes are expected.

Hotel reservations are also open. The rate is $99/night plus tax ($112/night net), also until February 20. More hotel information is here.

See the PyCon web site for complete details.

Thanks to the PyCon organizers for developing the software, providing the website content, testing & debugging. PyCon is a community conference, of, by, and for the Python community. There is still much to do, and you can help!

See you in Chicago!

David Goodger
PyCon 2008 Chair


Richard Jones said...

Could you please confirm that I've read the relevant information correctly -- the conference rate for the hotel runs from a few days before the conference until the second-last day of the sprints, so therefore does not include the night of the last sprinting day?

Richard Jones said...

I did misread it -- the hotel special rate covers no sprinting days.

When using their booking form, the latest check-out date is actually the 18th, not the 19th as the pycon website states.

So check-out is on the second (of four) days of sprinting.

Richard Jones said...

Er, scrub that "no sprinting days" confused bit ;)

Anonymous said...

Do educational institutions receive any special rate, or must they pay the Corporate rate?