Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Now accepting Financial Aid applications

If you compare the ticket prices that we charged at PyCon 2011 in Atlanta a half-decade ago to our prices today, you will notice something remarkable — that not only have we kept our Individual and Corporate prices stable as the conference has moved into larger and more expensive venues, but we have slashed our Student ticket prices by more than 40% over five years! The Python Software Foundation works to make PyCon affordable for as many users of the Python language as possible.
But PyCon attendees who don’t live in Portland face many expenses beyond simply paying the registration fee. Travel can cost hundreds of dollars from within the United States, and more than a thousand for community members who fly from overseas. Lodging can be an equally weighty expense. And while the conference does provide breakfast and lunch on the three main conference days, that still leaves several meals that the traveler will have to pay for on their own.
Because these registration and travel expenses would make PyCon impossible for some community members, PyCon offers a Financial Assistance program to make it possible for the conference to host a wider cross-section of the Python community than could otherwise attend!
Submit your application by the due date of 2016 March 1 and the volunteers on the Financial Aid committee will see whether the Python Software Foundation can help make PyCon possible for you in 2016!

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