It is 2021! PyCon is almost here, and we are bringing the PyLadies auction to you this year! Yes, that is right. It will be in your living room or office or deck, wherever you decide to join us. Four words. Live. Virtual. Interactive. Auction. Yes, that is right. And not one, but two virtual events! We will kick off the event on Saturday, May 8, which is the weekend prior to the conference. During this event we will celebrate Pyladies over the past year (or two, because y’all know we lost a year). Then the auction will wrap up on the Saturday evening of PyCon, where items will begin to close one by one. Bidders will have one week to bid on some pretty awesome items. As you know the auction does not disappoint. With the auction items that have started to come in, we do not expect this year to be any different. Everything from amazing custom handmade fractal quilt to custom Python and Pyladies art. And just like previous auctions, there will be pieces that are found nowhere else. Our last auction in 2019, raised a record breaking $44,000. In the history of the PyLadies auction, we have raised more and more every year. Let’s not make this year any different. Order some food, grab some drinks, make a paddle, and join us virtually!
Dates & Times: Saturday, May 8 & May 15 @ 7-8pm EST, attendees registered for the auction will be sent an e-mail with their bidder login before the start of the auction.
Location: Wherever you (+ internet) are located, you can preview more of the items to bid here.
Cost: Admission to the auction is $5 USD. Tickets are available as part of your PyCon registration. (You will not be able to access or bid on the auction items without registering for PyCon. Some of the items might just be worth a PyCon registration to bid on them.)
Structure: Async bidding and live bidding, though neither are required to attend. Note: There will be no raffle this year.
Donations This is your absolute last chance to donate. If you're interested in donating an item, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.
Support for the PyLadies auction comes from the PSF and our sponsors who help cover the cost of the production of the virtual auction this year.
Authored by Jackie Kazil, posted with affection by Lorena Mesa.