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The 12th Annual PyLadies Auction

It’s only a few months until the next PyLadies Auction at PyCon 2023! 2022's auctioneers If you have yet to attend a PyLadies Auction at previous PyCons, don’t miss out this year. Help us raise money for PyLadies , an international mentorship group that focuses on helping more women become active participants and leads within the Python open source community. Not only will your donations make a huge impact, but you will also have a great evening with lots of laughter, friendly competition, and unique, one-of-a-kind items.  The PyLadies’ 2022 event auctioned off 38 unique items and raised $51,000 to support worldwide PyLadies chapters and future PyCon US travel grants. Join us on April 22, 2023 at the Salt Palace Convention Center and help us outdo ourselves! The Details Date & Time : Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30pm Location : Salt Palace Convention Center at 100 West Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 in Room 151 DEFG Cost :  Entry cover charge of $35 includes dinner and a f

PyCon US 2023 Schedule Launch!

The 2023 PyCon US schedule has been announced! With two decades of this event series under our belt, this year's conference is sure to be a memorable one. We’re looking forward to celebrating 20 years of gathering together to connect the worldwide Python community! Here you can now access the dates of our Tutorials , Talk Tracks , Charlas Track , and Sponsor Presentations . Posters will be featured for the second year in a row and displayed during all open hours of the Expo Hall as well as alongside presentations by the authors on Sunday, April 23, 2023. All together, there will be a wide array of topics that we hope experienced and newer Python users will find engaging. Many thanks to all of those that submitted proposals this year! The schedule would not be the same without all your hard work.  Thank You Committees and Reviewers! Without the efforts of the committee members that volunteered their time and hard work in launching the PyCon US Call for Proposals, this would not ha

Response to Utah's Transgender Healthcare Ban

We’re saddened that the state of Utah has chosen to ban healthcare for transgender people . We can’t even imagine how trans Pythonistas and their families in Utah are feeling today. We also recognize that this makes visiting Salt Lake City from other places less appealing, especially for trans and gender-nonconforming Pythonistas.   At this moment, we’d like to reiterate our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming space at PyCon US. We will continue to uphold our code of conduct and we will be continuing to value each and every member of our community, including queer, trans, genderqueer and non-binary members of our community. Our standards: “Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The Python community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), educa

Applications Are Open for Booth Space on Startup Row

2023 is a big year for PyCon US. It’s kind of hard to believe that we’ll be celebrating 20 years of code and community. And for well over half that time, PyCon US has supported early-stage entrepreneurs by offering teams complementary conference passes and booth space on Startup Row . Great news: Applications are now open, but not for long. If you’re one of those action-oriented, “do now, read later” startup founders, applying for a spot is as easy as creating an account or logging into your existing account on the PyCon US 2023 website, and then submitting an application . (The application won’t load if you aren’t signed in.) Act fast, though: Applications close on February 26, 2023, and we aim to inform recipients by early March. What is Startup Row? Startup Row, as the name suggests, is a section of booths at PyCon US set aside for startups that are making innovative use of the Python programming language. Since 2011, over 100 companies have had the opportunity to share what they&