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PyCon US 2012: Registration is closed. Tutorials open, Hotel info.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Surprised omg

It's official - for the first time in the 10 year history of PyCon, we have had to close main conference registrations. This is amazing.

Registration

As a reminder: You can still register on the site for your hotel needs (more on this in a moment) or tutorial only registrations. Sponsors registrations are accounted for and slots are held, as are all financial aid recipients and those with valid promotional codes. If you have issues with registering, please contact pycon5-reg@cteusa.com / 847-759-4277 or email pycon-reg@python.org.

Hotel

We still have hotel space! Currently, the Hyatt and the Hilton are sold out, but we still have rooms at the Avatar and Marriott - as the latter two are not within walking distance to the venue, we will be providing free shuttle service to and from the conference.

In order for us to get credit for your hotel bookings, you must book through our registration and housing system at: https://us.pycon.org/2012/registration/register/ - or by contacting our housing bureau at pycon5-reg@cteusa.com or by phone at 847-759-4277.

In Closing

PyCon 2012 will be the biggest PyCon yet by all measurements and dimensions. Amazing talks, tutorials, posters - robots - we are going to have it all for you. We're working on fleshing out the open spaces, the sprints and the PyCon 5k (please sign up!). The volunteer team is working on welcoming committees, social events and many other things.

As we all know, PyCon is much more than just a conference - it's community. It is the Python community. And given how much we've grown, it's imperative that we go out of our way to do everything in our power to maintain that community feel. We need to maintain the welcomeness, the closeness and the feeling of belonging. If you are interested in volunteering - please sign up to pycon-organizers and watch out for everything coming down the pike.

If you have any ideas on how we can make things better? Shoot an email to jnoller@python.org - favorite things from the past that happened, things you loved and would like to see again, it's all fair game.

Thank You. Without you, none of this would matter, or would happen.

1 comments:

Travis Bear said...

I wish you guys had done a better job planning for your capacity requirements. I really wanted to go this year. Not being able to register for the conference is disappointing.

That said, I hope this year's event is a big success.

 

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