Press release #1

PyCon 2009's first official press release has been posted on the Press page. Help spread the word about PyCon 2009!

For less formal channels (like mailing lists), here's a shorter and simpler announcement. Cut, paste, and share at will.

PyCon 2009
Python community conference
Chicago, IL
March 27-29, 2009

PyCon 2009, the seventh annual community conference for the Python programming language, will take place March 27-29 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel in Chicago, IL.

The pre-conference tutorials have been expanded to two days (March 25-26), and the conference will be followed by four days of development sprints (March 30 - April 2).

As Python usage has grown rapidly, PyCon has grown as well. PyCon 2008's attendance topped 1000, up from 410 just two years before. Organizers expect this PyCon to be the biggest and most active ever.

All interested community members are invited to help make PyCon great. The Call for Proposals is open to receive submissions for talks and tutorials; see http://us.pycon.org/2009/conference/proposals/ and http://us.pycon.org/2009/tutorials/proposals/

Volunteers are needed at all levels of skill and time committment for the program committee (talk selection), conference committee, and a variety of offices. See http://us.pycon.org/2009/helping/

See you in Chicago!

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