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The 9th Annual PyLadies Auction

The PyLadies Auction is returning to PyCon 2020!


If you haven't attended one previously, you're missing out! There's charity. There's competition. There's laughter, food, and drinks. There are auction paddles flying in the air as people graciously give money where it has impact.

The PyLadies auction holds a special place in my heart – I attended my first PyCon in 2015 thanks to financial aid from PyLadies. If you haven't heard of PyLadies before, we are an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Last year, the auction raised over $44,000 from the 58 items auctioned off.

For a glimpse into what a night at the PyLadies Auction is like, check out Lacey Williams Henschel’s live-tweet thread from last year.

The DetailsDate & Time: Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 6:30pmLocation:Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (This hotel is connected to the convention cent…
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PyCon US 2020 CFP Submissions are due!

PyCon US 2020 Call for Proposal deadline is December 20, 2019 AoE!If you have a talk, poster or education summit idea, don't wait, submit your proposals this week!
To submit your proposal start by creating an account on us.pycon.org/2020. Details on submitting a proposal can be found here.  
Remember that you can edit or update a previously submitted proposal until the deadline by accessing the submission on your dashboard.
December 20, 2019: Deadline to submit a PyCon Talk proposal, Poster proposal, Education Summit proposal, and Las PyCon Charlas proposalJanuary 3, 2020: Deadline to submit Hatchery proposalsJanuary 17, 2020: Deadline to submit Startup Row applications January 31, 2020: Deadline to submit applications for Financial aid PyCon US 2020 Conference RegistrationOur Early Bird tickets are going quickly. If you are hoping to purchase your Student, Individual, or Corporate ticket at our discounted rate, then your time is now.  Registration is accessed from your dashboard - …

Python Education Summit - 8 years in 2020!

Teachers, educators, and Pythonistas: come and share your projects, experiences, and tools of the trade as you teach coding and Python to your students. The Annual Python Education Summit is being held at PyCon 2020, taking place on Thursday April 16th .

Our Call for Proposals is open until December 20th, 2019 , and we want to hear from you!
See https://us.pycon.org/2020/speaking/edusummit/ for more details.

In 2020, the Summit has three sessions:
Keynotes and selected talks (morning) Mini-sprints - collaborative sessions to create meaningful educational content together (afternoon) Lightning Talks! Between the two sessions We are inviting submissions for all three sessions.

What we look for in Education Summit talks are ideas, experiences, and best practices on how teachers and programmers have implemented instruction in their schools, communities,books,tutorials and other educational places by using Python.
Have you implemented a program that you've been dying to talk about?…

Registration for PyCon US 2020 is open!

We are excited to announce the opening of PyCon US 2020 registration.  The registration site has been updated, tweaked, and tested all in the effort to provide you a seamless experience.

The new system will allow you to access, view, and add to your current registration. You can book and view hotel reservations and request changes if needed right through your dashboard.
Where do I go to register?Head over to us.pycon.org and create an account.  Once you are logged in access the registration page via your dashboard.
Registration costsThe early bird pricing is $550 for corporate, $350 for individuals, and $100 for students. Once we sell the first 800 tickets, regular prices will go into effect. Regular pricing will be $700 for corporate, $400 for individuals, and $125 for students.

PyCon will take place April 14-23, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. The conference starts with 2 days of Tutorials, Education Summit and Sponsor Workshops. Followed by 3 days of keynotes, talks, lightning talks, hatche…

Attention! Attention! Tutorial Proposal Deadline Approaching

Tutorial Proposal Deadline is this Friday, November 22, 2019 If you have been considering submitting a proposal, don’t hesitate, don’t wait, now is the time to submit your proposal!

How to Get Started?
First, sign up for an accountOnce you are logged in proceed to your account dashboard and create a speaker profile.At this point, you can submit tutorials, fill in the fields as follows:Title
Give your tutorial a name that accurately describes the tutorial’s focus to potential students.
Description
A high-level description of the tutorial, limited to ~400 characters. The description is used to describe your tutorial online should it be selected. So we ask that you make it brief.
Audience
At what level of Python and other topic-specific experience or expertise is the tutorial aiming for?

‘Advanced’, ‘Intermediate’, and ‘Beginner’ mean something different to everyone. Feel free to include additional detail regarding the sort of background expected, as well as who may benefit. Reviewers need t…