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Python Education Summit celebrates its 6th year in 2018

Teachers, educators, and Python users: come and share your projects, experiences, and tools of the trade you use to teach coding and Python to your students. The Annual Python Education Summit is held in conjunction with PyCon 2018, taking place on Thursday May 10. Our Call for Proposals is open until January 3rd, and we want to hear from you! See https://us.pycon.org/2018/speaking/education-summit/ for more details.

What we look for in Education Summit talks are ideas, experiences, and best practices on how teachers and programmers have implemented instruction in their schools, communities, books, tutorials, and other places of learning by using Python.

Have you implemented a program that you've been dying to talk about?Have you tried something that failed but learned some great lessons that you can share?Have you been successful implementing a particular program?
We urge anyone in this space to submit a talk! We’re looking for people who want to share their knowledge and leverage…
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Tutorials Due Friday, Ticket Sales Moving Quickly

Tutorial Deadline Approaching!

We’re only a few days away from the deadline for PyCon tutorials—November 24—so be sure to get your submissions in by the end of the day Friday! We’re looking for all sorts of tutorials to help our community learn and level up, so be sure to check out our Call for Proposals for more details and enter your proposal in your dashboard soon!

Talk, Poster, and Education Summit proposals are due January 3. See https://us.pycon.org/2018/speaking for all of your proposal needs.

Registration

We opened our registration a few weeks ago and are 40% of the way through our Early Bird pricing, which gives discounted rates to the first 800 tickets sold. For corporate tickets, you’ll save over 20% by buying early, and individuals save over 12%. The regular $125 student tickets are dropped to $100 during early sales. Click here for more details and to register!

If our Financial Aid program can help you attend PyCon, we encourage your application. We’ll be accepting applica…

Startup Row Launches With Events in Chicago and London

Startup Row provides free booth space in PyCon’s expo hall to early-stage startups building products and services with Python. In our first year, Solomon Hykes—founder of Docker—joined. Famous Pythonistas previously featured on Startup Row include Wes McKinney, Andrew Godwin, Audrey Roy Greenfeld, and Danny Roy Greenfeld.

This year, Startup Row launches our road show with pitch events in both Chicago and London. On November 13th, Braintree hosts PyCon Startup Row at their Chicago headquarters. Joining as special guests are Naomi Ceder, chair of the Python Software Foundation, and Ewa Jodlowska, the PSF’s Director of Operations and an Officer Director of the PSF Board.

For Chicago, we are featuring the following companies:
4Degrees – A data-driven, contextually-aware discovery and management platform for professional relationships.Monument – A secure, connected hard drive for personal photo storage and backups, with AI-powered tagging and search.NextHealthChoice – Reducing waste and ove…

PyCon 2018 Registration is Now Open!

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of registration for PyCon 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio! The prior six PyCons have sold out, so prepare for another one and get your tickets early. The first 800 tickets sold are priced at an early bird discount, saving over 20% on corporate tickets and over 12% on individual tickets. Students save $25 if they purchase early!

To get started, create an account and head to https://us.pycon.org/2018/registration/ to get your tickets!

You get a package that is hard to beat when you register for PyCon. The conference itself is three days worth of our community’s 95 best talks, amazing keynote speakers each morning, and our famed lightning talks to close out each day, but it’s much more than that. It’s having over 3,000 people in one place to learn from and share with. It’s joining a conversation in the hallway with the creators of open source projects. It’s taking yourself from beginner to intermediate, or intermediate to advanced. For some, it’s getting st…

Introducing the PyCon Hatchery Program

PyCon is known around the world as the Python community’s premier event, attracting people from 39 countries. Outside of the main track of talks, PyCon is home to a growing number of additional events such as Young Coders, the Education Summit, Language Summit, Poster Session, among others. The conference strives to be globally representative by promoting diversity and inclusion through these additional events and outreach programs.
Our community works to meet these goals year on year. In the past, we have received requests to add events to PyCon but have not had the resources to make them work. Although we are still limited on staff resources, we are proposing a stepping point that may lead us in the right direction. What is the end goal?We want to support our community and enable them to add events to PyCon that are important to our community. The long-term goals of this program are to support and grow sustainable events that will become a recurring part of PyCon itself or find a home…