Monday, February 29, 2016

Full schedule is up — and Financial Aid closes tomorrow!

Everything is ready!

With these final three releases, the PyCon 2016 schedule is now complete — thanks to the long hours worked by the program committee chairs and co-chairs and reviewers. The tutorial chairs particularly wish to thank Allen Downey, Carol Willing, Jake Vanderplas, and Harry Percival for their help in selecting this year’s slate of tutorials.

Tutorials are 3-hour classes that take place over the two days before the main conference. They are a great way to dive deep into subjects that PyCon’s talks cannot cover in as much depth. Signing up is easy, whether you have already registered for the main conference or not: visit our registration page, click the big red button, and select the “Tutorials and Sponsor Tutorials” add-on.

Sponsor workshops are offered over the same two days as the paid tutorials, but are free! You do have to register, so we can plan capacity, but signing up incurs no extra cost for your registration. Workshops can be a great way to fill in any gaps between the tutorials you want to attend, by giving you the chance to learn from some of the top vendors used by Python programmers today.

The Poster session is always popular because there is no difficult choice about which poster to attend — you get to see them all! The posters are all displayed together in the Expo Hall on the final morning of the conference. You are free to browse them all, stopping to talk with the presenter when a poster particularly interests you.

Tutorials and workshops fill quickly, so register soon.

Finally, note that Financial Assistance applications are due tomorrow, on March 1st — if you have been wanting to attend PyCon but cannot afford it, now is the time to apply!

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