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Eighth Annual PyLadies Auction at PyCon 2019

Photo Courtesy of Mike Pirnat
PyLadies is an international mentorship community for women that use Python. Since it’s founding in 2011, PyLadies has continued to bring women into the Python community through a variety of methods, including hosting events in local PyLadies chapters and offering grant opportunities to attend PyCon. Their mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events, and social gatherings.

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is proud to announce the Eighth Annual PyCon Charity Auction for 2019.

PyCon 2018’s auction was a huge success raising over $30K! More than 40 items from sponsors and fellow attendees were auctioned. Attendance was overwhelming and, rather than turn more people away for 2019, we have decided to increase capacity this year!

The PSF subsidizes this event each year by covering the cost of the venue, food, and beverages. In addition, the PSF adds a substantial donation to the event after everything is auctioned off.  

If you are interested in donating and item for the auction send the information to pycon-auction@python.org

Thinking about becoming a Sponsor?

We are hoping to find one or two companies who love what the PyLadies are doing and are willing to sponsor this wonderful event. It’s a great opportunity to let our community know that you support them. Sponsorships start at $7500. More information can be found here, or you can contact pycon-sponsors@python.org.


Photo Courtesy of Mike Pirnat
PyLadies also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate! Check out local meetups here.

The auction is a fun and entertaining way to support the PyLadies community.

We hope to see you in Cleveland!

Correction 2019-02-23: “Started with the help of a grant provided by The Python Software Foundation (PSF)  in 2011,” was removed from the first paragraph and replaced with “Since it’s founding in 2011,”. A grant resolution was misinterpreted as seed funding, when in fact PyLadies was already founded and established.







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