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Introducing the Sponsor Workshops

When we said we were pulling out all the stops for PyCon 2013, we weren't kidding. We've put together an increased selection of talks. We'll be running a tutorial for children. There's an education summit. PyData is running a conference during the sprints. There are a lot more events to list, and there's a bunch we're still working on (top secret stuff). One that we're happy to announce today is the Sponsor Workshop series.

Nine of our sponsors will be running free workshops throughout the tutorial days on Wednesday March 13th and Thursday the 14th, starting at 9 AM and running into the early evening. Each workshop is 90 minutes long and gives you a chance to interact with the brains behind some of the Python world's coolest products.

SendGrid will be getting into hardware hacking. Heroku is talking about the 12-factor app. New Relic and Disney are looking into performance. Amazon Web Services is sharing their productivity secrets. Sauce Labs will help you get your continuous integration done right. Red Hat and ActiveState are sharing what's new with their clouds. Google is running a mini-series ending with an ask-me-anything!

Take a look for yourself and reserve your spot! http://py2013workshops.eventbrite.com/

Don't forget to register for the conference! We've sold over 1,800 tickets and they're moving quickly, with a cap of 2,500. You don't want to miss this.

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