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Support PyLadies: Donate to the PyLadies Charity Auction at PyCon US 2024!

PyCon US 2024 is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to see all of you there! This year, we are reaching out to our community to help support one of our favorite events: the PyLadies Charity Auction . We know our wonderful community is bursting with creative, artsy, and generous folks. That’s why we are sending out a community wide call to donate items to this year’s auction. If you’d like to support PyLadies by making a donation, please fill out the PyLadies Charity Auction donation form . To learn more about the event and what to donate, read on! What to Donate Need inspiration? Over the years, we’ve seen that people love to bid on items that are artsy, nerdy, and Python-specific. Art, decor, customized tech, and vintage PyCon or Python related swag are all examples of things that will inspire a friendly bidding war. To get more inspiration search ‘PyLadies Auction’ on social media or check out the PyLadies Instagram . Items that are personalized or have a story tend to attract

Applications For Booth Space on Startup Row Are Now Open!

 Applications For Booth Space on Startup Row Are Now Open To all the startup founders out there, ‌PyCon US organizers have some awesome news for you! The application window for  Startup Row  at PyCon US is now open. You’ve got until March 15th to apply, but don’t delay. (And if you want to skip all this reading and go straight to the application,  here’s a link for ya .) That’s right! Your startup could get the best of what PyCon US has to offer: Coveted Expo Hall booth space Exclusive placement on the PyCon US website Access to the PyCon Jobs Fair (since, after all, there’s no better place to meet and recruit Python professionals) A unique in-person platform to access a fantastically diverse crowd of thousands of engineers, data wranglers, academic researchers, students, and enthusiasts who come to PyCon US. Corporate sponsors pay thousands of dollars for this level of access, but to support the entrepreneurial community PyCon US organizers are excited to give the PyCon experience to

PyCon US Hatchery is Back in 2024!

We are pleased to announce the return of the Hatchery program in PyCon US 2024. What is the Hatchery program? This program offers the pathways for PyCon US attendees to introduce new tracks, activities, summits, demos, etc., at PyCon US—activities that all share and fulfill the Python Software Foundation’s mission within the PyCon US schedule. The program began as a trial led by Ee Durbin and Naomi Ceder in 2018, resulting in the creation of several new tracks that are now staples of PyCon US, for example: PyCon US Charlas, Mentored Sprints, and Maintainer’s Summit. The Hatchery program was paused during the pandemic, and we are excited to restart and refresh this program for PyCon US 2024. With the Hatchery program, we want to provide the opportunity for you, the Python community members, to take active participation and lead new activities and events at PyCon US. We want to provide a transparent process for this, and we also want to ensure that every attendee, whether they are new t

PyCon US 2024 Registration Launch!

The news you’ve been waiting for is finally here - registration for PyCon US 2024 is officially open! PyCon US will take place May 15 - May 23, 2024, online and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The core of the conference, May 17 - May 19, 2024, packs in three days worth of our community’s best talks, amazing keynote speakers, and our famed lightning talks to close out each day— but it is much more than that! It’s gathering together with the members of our community, to learn from, share with, and connect. It’s joining a conversation in the hallway with the creators of open source projects. It’s taking yourself from beginner to intermediate, or intermediate to advanced. For some, it’s getting started with Python for the first time. We have loads of exciting plans in the works for this year, and we can’t wait to spend this special time with you! How to Register Once you have created an account on the PyCon US 2024 conference website , you can register via the registration button on your dash

PyCon US 2024 Launches!

We can’t believe it’s been six months since PyCon US 2023, where we came together to celebrate 20 years of PyCon US. If you’d like to revisit some memories of PyCon US 2023, check out our recap and video recordings . Meanwhile, the PyCon US team has continued to plan the next iteration of PyCon US. We’re excited to announce the launch of our conference website, along with the Call for Proposals, and our sponsorship program. We're Coming to Pittsburgh! After two years in Salt Lake City, we will be hosting PyCon US 2024 and 2025 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We will continue to return in person, with health and safety guidelines in place. If you’re unable to make it in person, you can attend our virtual event, PyConOX. PyCon US 2024 will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the following dates: May 15-16, Tutorials and Sponsor Presentations May 17-19, Main Conference Days—Keynotes, Talks, Charlas, Expo Hall, and more May 20-23, Sprints (

PyCon US 2023 Recap and Recording Release

We are excited to announce that all PyCon US 2023 recordings are now available on the PyCon US YouTube channel as well as the PyCon US 2023 virtual platform, Hubilo! Be sure to subscribe to our channel for notifications of any new content. A huge thank you to all presenters for their time and efforts in providing the content presented at PyCon US 2023 as well as to our incredible AV team, Altitude C , for their diligent and flawless execution of recordings and AV this year. As we wrap up PyCon US 2023, we can’t express enough gratitude for all who attended, whether in-person or online, and helped us celebrate this special anniversary year commemorating 20 years of PyCon. To highlight the past 20 years, we asked you to submit your favorite memories and stories of PyCon US or something you'd hope to learn during your time with us this year. Check out the complete memory recap video highlighting our community members' favorite memories of PyCon US! We had an amazing and diverse

Welcoming 7 Companies to Startup Row at PyCon US 2023

It's hard to believe that 2023 marks 20 years of PyCon US. From relatively modest beginnings to serving thousands of in-person attendees—and countless more who participate online and watch talks (sometimes years after they were given)—is a testament to the strength, diversity, and resilience of the Python community. Since 2011, PyCon US organizers have reserved a row of booths for early-stage technology companies doing new and interesting things with Python. Startup Row has been a fixture of PyCon US for over half the conference's run, and we're pleased to have given over 120 startups the opportunity to share what they're working on with the Python community. Many return as sponsors, and several have gone on to achieve billion-dollar success. The application process is always competitive, but this year's applicant pool was particularly impressive. PyCon organizers and the Python Software Foundation are thrilled to welcome seven companies to Startup Row at PyCon US 2