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The 9th Annual PyLadies Auction

The PyLadies Auction is returning to PyCon 2020!

If you haven't attended one previously, you're missing out! There's charity. There's competition. There's laughter, food, and drinks. There are auction paddles flying in the air as people graciously give money where it has impact.

The PyLadies auction holds a special place in my heart – I attended my first PyCon in 2015 thanks to financial aid from PyLadies. If you haven't heard of PyLadies before, we are an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Last year, the auction raised over $44,000 from the 58 items auctioned off.

For a glimpse into what a night at the PyLadies Auction is like, check out Lacey Williams Henschel’s live-tweet thread from last year.

The Details

  • Date & Time: Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 6:30pm
  • Location: Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (This hotel is connected to the convention center via a walkway)
  • Cost: Admission to the auction is $5 USD and includes light food and 1 free drink ticket and a cash bar. Tickets are available as part of your PyCon registration or can be purchased at the door, but keep in mind that tickets have sold out in previous years!
  • Structure: A mix of live-bidding and raffle prizes, though neither are required to attend


It wouldn't be much of an auction without items to win! If you're interested in donating an item, you can email or fill out this form.


Support for the PyLadies auction comes from the PSF and our sponsors who help cover the cost of the venue, food, and drinks.

For more information, check out the official event information and be sure to find a PyLadies event near you.

I hope to see you there!