Another new event for PyCon 2013 is our charity auction on Saturday March 16, with the proceeds benefiting PyLadies! They’ve been a driving force in diversity efforts around the Python community and we’re thankful to have them involved in another PyCon. Their actions have made a significant impact on our call for proposals for tutorials and talks, and their financial aid grants as well as events throughout the conference have made PyCon a better event for everyone.
We have a lot of great items lined up for the event, including some from our wonderful friends in the clothing business: Elegant Stitches. They’ve been running a booth for many years at PyCon to sell various Python related items, from t-shirts to laptop bags, and much more.
Conference sponsor Eventbrite is also joining the fun with the donation of a two-hour lunch with co-founder and CEO, Kevin Hartz. You never know where this delicious conversation could go!
If your company is sponsoring PyCon or you want to donate items for this charity event, please contact Ewa Jodlowska at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. As we get more details figured out, we’ll update https://us.pycon.org/2013/sponsors/charityauction/ with a list of items and participating organizations.