Tuesday, April 05, 2016

PyCon’s Sponsor Workshops

Now that PyCon 2016 is sold out, we want to highlight the events that you can still sign up for — events that take place outside of the three main conference days, and which are not yet at capacity:

The two Tutorial Days are a familiar and longstanding feature of the PyCon conference. Coding sprints are not only familiar, but were invented by the Python community!

But you might be less familiar with our Sponsor Workshops!

Workshops let a sponsor communicate with attendees on a deeper and more sustained level than is usually possible. While sponsors do tell their story and share what they are doing with Python through conversations at their Expo Hall booth, Job Fair table, and even through chance encounters in hallways and at lunch, those conversations are usually short. A workshop, by contrast, provides either a 1½ hour or a 3 hour session for attendees to receive a more thorough understanding of how a sponsor is using and advancing a technology.

In brief:

  1. Sponsor Workshops are free for attendees.
  2. They run on the two Tutorial Days before the main conference.
  3. They are offered by top-notch companies — this year: Caktus, Dropbox, Google, IBM, OpenShift, OpenStack, and Rackspace.
  4. You can sign up on our Edit Registration page.
  5. See the full list of Workshops here!

Workshops are an especially attractive option if you are arriving in Portland early and want to go ahead and start experiencing PyCon — or if you have already signed up for a few Tutorials, and are looking for something else to fill out your schedule.

We hope that you will find Workshops a useful way to connect with some of the companies who are bringing Python to bear on interesting problems, and increase your own skill set as well!

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