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The PyCon 2017 site has launched — thank you to our Launch Day Sponsors

The new PyCon 2017 web site recently went live, and the conference volunteers have worked hard bring the new site up-to-date with all of the essential details about 2017’s schedule, venue, and hotels. We are very happy with the new logo and banner that Beatrix Bodó crafted to help the conference celebrate its second and final year in beautiful Portland, Oregon!

With the release of the site we have also opened up the proposal forms for Talks, Tutorials, Posters, and Education Summit presentations. Visit our “Speak at PyCon” page to read the details of our Call For Proposals (CFP) and to learn about becoming part of the 2017 conference schedule.

Our launch-day sponsors this year — the organizations who have gone ahead and pledged to support and attend PyCon 2017, helping keep the conference affordable for as wide a range of attendees as possible — are from a broad array of fields that illustrate just how widely Python is used in today’s world.

Two of our Launch Day sponsors this year are supporting the conference at the Platinum level:

  • Platinum sponsor Microsoft “is proud to support the Python community through sponsored development of Python Tools for Visual Studio, Jupyter, CPython, Azure Machine Learning and organizations such as the PSF and NumFocus.” Millions of programmers around the world find themselves with support for Python already sitting on their desktop because their team or workplace uses Visual Studio.
  • Platinum sponsor Anaconda from Contiuum Analytics “is the leading Open Data Science platform powered by Python.” Any of you who, like me, now use Anaconda as your go-to method for installing Python — and all the best data science libraries — will appreciate how crucial the tool has become to our community’s ability to get new users up and running quickly.

Our launch-day Gold sponsors range from large Fortune 100 companies to small consultancies providing boutique consulting and programming:

  • Wingware — An IDE designed specifically for Python.
  • Stormpath — An identity management API for software teams.
  • Sentry — Real-time error tracking for your web apps, mobile apps, and games.
  • Nylas — A new platform for email-powered apps.
  • Lincoln Loop — A full-service software development agency specializing in Python and Django.
  • Leadpages — Helps businesses grow by collecting more leads and driving more sales.
  • Fusionbox — A custom software development agency specializing in Python/Django, ETL, and application security.
  • Demonware — The online services behind some of the world’s most popular game franchises.
  • Capital One — A Fortune 100 Company with the levels of innovation and agility that you’d typically find at a start-up.
  • Caktus Group — Django web application development done right.
  • American Greetings — A leading creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products.

And, finally, we have already signed our first Silver sponsor!

  • O'Reilly — The media company that first put open source on the map for many programmers, providing shelves of books and references to help orient them to a world of operating systems and tools that they had not known existed.

For more details about each sponsor, see the detailed sponsor descriptions on our Sponsors Page and follow the links to their web sites. We look forward to seeing every one of these sponsors in the Expo Hall on Friday and Saturday of the main conference!

Subscribe to our blog here for regular updates as the conference approaches. To get you started, here are the most important dates for the conference through the rest of the year and up to PyCon itself:

2016

  • October 3 — Call For Proposals (CFP) for Talks, Tutorials, Posters, and the Education Summit
  • October 14 — Financial Assistance application opens
  • October 17 — Registration opens
  • November 30Tutorial proposals due

2017

  • January 3Talk, Poster, and Education Summit proposals due
  • February 1–12 — Talks, Tutorials, Posters, and Education Summit schedules announced
  • February 15Financial Assistance applications due
  • March 3 — Financial Assistance grants awarded
  • March 30 — Deadline to respond to Financial Assistance offer

In Portland, Oregon

  • May 17–18 — Two days of Tutorials
  • May 19–21 — Three main conference days including Talks, Expo Hall, Job Fair, and Posters
  • May 22–25 — Four days of Sprints

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