Thursday, February 16, 2012

PyCon US 2012: Volunteer Session Staff Needed!

Once again, the volunteer staff of PyCon is in search of... more volunteer staff! We are in desperate need of people willing to be a part of the PyCon Session Staff, being Session Chairs, and Session Runners.

A Session Chair will chair a block of talks. What that means is he or she will introduce the speakers manage the time, and facilitate the question and answer period.

A Session Runner will help the speaker get from the Speakers Lounge to the appropriate stage. They help in any way needed to make the session run smoothly. In other words, they assist the Session Chair.

You can meet fun people and make new friends by signing up for one or both of these positions. Just go to the schedule page and click on the “S” symbol next to a talk to sign up. You can also get a quick view of all the open positions on the sessions page. Just remember that you’re signing up for a 2 or 3 talk session in one room. Be sure to check in at the Speakers Lounge to get your gear probably 15-30 minutes before the first talk in your session.

Volunteering to be a part of the Session Staff provides a unique opportunity to meet and work with the presenters and take an active role in the conference. You can find out more information on being part of the Session Staff or any of our volunteer opportunities on the PyCon website.

P.S. You will also receive a staff t-shirt and access to the Speakers Lounge.


Yarko said...

...32 to go...

Yarko said...

Thanks to the volunteers who have filled 54 slots so far (30 chairs, 24 runners) - your contribution to PyCon-2012 is appreciated!
With about two weeks till PyCon-2012, we still need 26 Session volunteers: 10 chairs and 16 runners. Won't you head over to and fill an empty slot? Thanks!