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PyCon US 2013: Volunteers and Session Staff Needed!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Volunteering

Once again, the volunteer staff of PyCon is in search of... more volunteer staff!  Please check out the Volunteer page and see if there is anything that sounds interesting to you. Even if there is nothing specific you would like to help out with, and you just want to help out in general, fill out our Volunteer Form and join the on-site volunteer mailing list; which you can opt out of if yet more e-mail is not your thing.

Registration and Swag Handout

The Registration Desk and the Swag Handout are in need of some extra help during the peak registration times. This is a great way to help out and not miss any of the core talks. Any time you can give to help out the other attendees would be greatly appreciated. Just add your name to the open slots for the Registration Desk and/or Swag Handout. Please also fill out the Volunteer Form.

Session 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. Create an updated volunteer profile, 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.


Bag Stuffing

Join us for the Bag Stuffing event on Thursday, March 14th, starting at 3:00pm, on the 2nd floor, until we are done. It is a great time to meet other people and take part in a cooperative event.

PyCon 2012 Bag Stuffing - Photo By Kenneth Reitz

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