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PyCon Canada 2013 - Three more weeks to submit your talks!

PyCon Canada 2013 Heads up! You have just three more weeks to submit your talks, tutorials, and 5 minute lightning talks to PyCon Canada 2013. The deadline is June 21st 2013. Create an account and submit a talk! The second annual PyCon Canada will be held in  Toronto  on  August 9th - 13th 2013 .  We sold out a full month in advance last year, so be sure to buy your tickets soon! Student/√Čtudiant ($25.00) Individual/Individu ($99.00) Corporate/Entreprise ($199.00) We'll be announcing our featured speakers and keynotes , one at a time, over the coming weeks. Here are just a few to pique your curiosity: KAREN BRENNAN Karen Brennan is Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education, having completed her PhD at the MIT Media Lab. Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which learning communities support young people's development as computational creators. More conc

PyCon 2014 Begins! Call For Launch Day Sponsors

French translation: It's that time again! Planning for PyCon 2014 is well underway, and we're currently preparing for the launch of our new site. With the launch comes a unique opportunity: Is your organization interested in being a launch day sponsor? PyCon 2013 launched on July 9, 2012 with 21 sponsors pledging support, leading the charge that drew over 150 organizations to pitch in to the biggest and best Python conference yet. We're planning a similar go-live date for the 2014 site, and we're building up our cadre of supporters for the April 9-17 conference taking place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Your organization's support enables PyCon to do the awesome things that it does. 2013 introduced a number of new events that we've heard great feedback on, so we'd like to keep doing those things and more. For example, the inaugural Young Coders tutorial was such a hit that there are already plans