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PyCon US 2013: This is the last week for Sponsor sign ups to include booths!

How time flies.

It seems like only yesterday I was announcing that PyCon 2012 was getting close - well, PyCon 2013 is less than three months away - that's right, March is coming!

We've once again packed the house with an amazing selection of talkstutorials - sponsor workshops are coming, and so much more. We've also gotten an amazing amount of sponsors and supporters for the conference - so much in fact that we're looking at once again filling the expo hall which we actually expanded this year!

That's why I'm announcing that this is the last week (you have until this time, next Wednesday the 9th) for new sponsors to sign up to support PyCon and still get expo hall booths - we may still have room for the jobs fair running Sunday, but after next wednesday booths for the expo hall (thursday evening through saturday) will be removed from the prospectus. 

As always, we will negotiate packages without booths after this cutoff with all companies wanting to be part of PyCon as we did last year - this includes additional passes or other discounts as needed. 

If you are interested in taking part - be quick - check out our sponsor prospectus, and drop an email to jnoller@gmail.com

Also, if you intend on registering for the conference and the tutorials: I'd recommend doing so ASAP; we are hard-limited to 2500 attendees, and registrations are going fast.

I look forward to seeing you in cough 10 weeks.

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