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Startup Row PyCon US 2020 Applications are Open!

Another year, another PyCon US, another opportunity for early-stage startups to show off how they use Python on Startup Row. Every PyCon since 2011, the Python Software Foundation has given qualifying early-stage startups complimentary access to the best of what PyCon has to offer.

If you’re one of those “apply first and read things later” sorts of folks, first create an account and then click here to get started! It should only take a few minutes to register and confirm your user account, and then to fill out the form. Applications are due by January 17, 2020!

Startup Row at PyCon US is the PSF’s way of giving back to the startup ecosystem, and your opportunity to connect with the thousands of developers, data scientists, researchers, students, and enthusiasts who come to PyCon US each year.

Does your startup qualify? Here are the criteria:
You use Python somewhere in your tech or business stack (open source, proprietary, data science, machine learning, orchestration, marketing autom…

PyCon US 2020 Hatchery Program Launches Call for Proposals

The PyCon US Hatchery Program has become a fundamental part of how PyCon as a conference adapts to best serve the Python community as it grows and changes with time.

Initially we wanted to gauge community interest for this type of program, and since launching in 2018 we have learned more about what kind of events the community might propose. At the end of the inaugural program, we accepted the PyCon Charlas as our first Hatchery event which has grown into a permanent track offered at PyCon US.

PyCon US 2019 presented 3 new hatchery programs, Mentored Sprints, the Maintainers Summit, and the Art of Python. This year we are hoping to continue that growth, and are encouraging more organizers to propose their event ideas. If you are intrigued by the idea of proposing a hatchery event you may also want to look at Sumana Harihareswara's excellent write ups of both the motivation and execution of the Art of Python.

The long-term goals of this program are to support and grow sustainable pr…

Financial Aid Launches for PyCon US 2020!

PyCon US 2020 is opening applications for Financial Aid today, and we’ll be accepting them through January 31, 2020.

To apply, first set up an account on the site, and then you will be able to fill out the application through your dashboard.

The financial aid program aims to bring many folks to PyCon by limiting the maximum grant amount per person; in that way, we can offer support to more people based on individual need. The financial aid program reimburses direct travel costs including transportation, hotel, and childcare, as well as offering discounted or waived registration tickets. For complete details, see our FAQ, and contact pycon-aid@python.org with further questions.

The Python Software Foundation & PyLadies make Financial Aid possible. This year, the Python Software Foundation is contributing $130,000 USD towards financial aid and PyLadies will contribute as much as they can based on the contributions they get throughout 2019.

For more information about go to the Financial…