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Poster Sessions Announced

The Word is "Amazing"

A few days ago I promised that the poster session at this year's PyCon would be amazing. Now I'm in a position to back that claim up. The deadline for poster submissions has passed, and the final and official list of posters for 2011 is posted. Go ahead, go look over the list for a while... I'll wait.

This batch of 31 posters marks the next step in the growth of the PyCon poster session, nearly doubling the 17 we had for the inaugural session last year. I thought last year's posters were strong, but this year we've kept the quality and increased the quantity. Arguably the poster session will offer more content in a smaller space of time than any other event at PyCon. Now that is amazing.

You want scientific uses of Python? We've got that in spades. Bioinformatics? Yep. Parallel processing? Supercomputers?, Modeling fluid dynamics? Yeah, all of those.

But wait, there's more! We also have posters on open government, collaborati…

So you want to, or know someone who would like to be a PyCon sponsor?

PyCon 2011 is breaking records already - but we're still on the lookout for more excellent sponsors to join our already impressive list of sponsors - if you are part of a business, and you want to reach out to over a thousand Python enthusiasts - PyCon is the place to do so.Your sponsorship helps keep PyCon affordable and accessible to the widest possible audience - and helps you connect to the Python community. The money goes not just to the conference, but also to the Python Software Foundation, who uses those funds to further grow the community through sprints, development grants, assisting to fund other conferences throughout the world, and much more.Sponsorship not only brings good will from the community for your company - but it also offers you an awesome audience for your product(s) and services and can help with recruiting efforts (we strongly encourage recruiting at PyCon) - and it can even help with new product launches (speaking from personal experience)!If you are int…

PyCon 2011: Early bird may be over - but registration is still going strong!

PyCon early bird rates may be gone - but registration continues to be open (we have not hit our max attendance, yet) and hotel registration, tutorial registration, etc continues to be open. We are also signing up even more sponsors and affiliates!We have an amazing lineup of tutorials, posters and talks. We have an excellent keynote speaker and the new startup row. We have open spaces and sprints - so much packed into an amazing community conference it's going to be hard figuring out what to do next.PyCon is going to be stunning this year - thanks to all of you in the community, and the hard work of the volunteers - and we still have more announcement to come! So sign up today to guarantee your spot, join us at the hotel and get ready for an awesome time!

PyCon 2011 Early Bird ends Today!

Today marks the end of Early Bird registration for PyCon 2011. As long as it is Jan 25th anywhere in the world, you can still act now and get early bird pricing! Register today folks! Right now we have close to 800 paid, registered attendees - this is much higher than last yeah, and we're happy to be closing in on the registration cap of 1500!We have an amazing lineup of tutorials, posters and talks. We have an excellent keynote speaker and the new startup row. We have open spaces and sprints - so much packed into an amazing community conference it's going to be hard figuring out what to do next.But - early bird registration ends on today. Right now, you still get discounts on registration and tutorials - so, you have to register now!

PyCon 2011 Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow!

Tomorrow marks the end of Early Bird registration for PyCon 2011. We already know why you should come to PyCon 2011.We have an amazing lineup of tutorials, posters and talks. We have an excellent keynote speaker and the new startup row. We have open spaces and sprints - so much packed into an amazing community conference it's going to be hard figuring out what to do next.But - early bird registration ends on January 25th. Right now, you still get discounts on registration and tutorials - so, you have to register now!Right now, you save quite a bit on both tutorial, and registration fees! Also note, we're still looking for PyCon Sponsors, so if you know any companies who might be interested - send them our way!

PyCon 2011: Early bird closes Jan 25th - Register now!

We have an amazing lineup of tutorials, posters and talks. We have an excellent keynote speaker and the new startup row. We have open spaces and sprints - so much packed into an amazing community conference it's going to be hard figuring out what to do next.But - early bird registration ends on January 25th. Right now, you still get discounts on registration and tutorials - so, you have to register now!

Why should you come to PyCon: Round 2!

Ah, it's always nice to see the community pick up a call to arms. Mike Driscoll (who is a blogging machine) has made several posts - "The 5 talks I want to see" (hacker news here) and "PyCon 2011 Needs You". On the point of his later post - there is a 2011 volunteer page located here which contains all the information you need for volunteering for 2011.Following that - the intrepid Alex Gaynor's done a great post - "PyCon 2011 is going to be awesome" - which, of course, is total truth. We also have Rich Leland's - "Go To PyCon".So let's here it everyone: What can't you miss - what are you looking forward to at PyCon 2011?

Poster Session Proposal Deadline Extended to Jan. 25

Since we still have a few slots left, the PyCon organizers have agreed to extend the deadline for poster session proposals to January 25 to match the deadline for early bird registration.













So register and submit a poster proposal - there's still time! Go here to learn more.














I've included a few pictures from last year, to remind you of what a blast it was. ;)




http://us.pycon.org/2011/speaker/posters/cfp


Announcing Startup Row at PyCon 2011

For the first time this year, we are proud to announce Startup Row in association with PyCon 2011. Since the beginning, Python has always been strongly associated with startups and entrepreneurs. Ever since Paul Graham wrote The Python Paradox, people have noted that Python programmers tend to build interesting and useful things in Python just because they love it. Python makes programming fun and agile - and that results in a lot of good ideas being implemented and brought to market in Python. As a result, a number of well-known products out on the market today use significant amounts of Python in production. It is already well known that Youtube was built using Python, but others may not know that the popular filesharing service DropboxusesPython, or that the new flight search service Hipmunkruns on Python. This has been going on for years. Back in 1996 when companies were really starting to get on the web, Microsoft even shipped Python as part of its Merchant Serv…

PyCon Early Bird prices Extended until January 25th

Early bird registration and tutorial pricing on extended until January 25th.The PyCon 2011 team has decided to extend the early bird registration pricing until January 25th - this is due to a combination of factors including:Ending on a 3 day weekend (in the US at least) making it difficult for people who are relying on corporate approvals to get registered in time (Monday is Martin Luther King day in the US).Financial aid approvals being delayed (announcements have been sent out however).The delay in talk and tutorial announcements.A special announcement in the coming days... While the first three reasons are more mundane, the fourth is what really excites us, and we're hoping it excites all of you as well when we announce it in the next 48 hours. We're seeing amazingly high numbers of registrations - at this point in time we are several hundred registrations ahead of registrations we had this time last year, and the year before. We're rapidly heading towards our registra…

Poster session slots are going fast

This is a final reminder that poster session spots are going fast. We are evaluating and accepting poster submissions on a rolling basis until the end of Wednesday, January 19th (if it's still January 19th somewhere in the world, submissions are still open) or until we hit our limit 35 posters.

So if you're thinking of proposing a poster, get over to http://us.pycon.org/2011/speaker/posters/cfp/ while there are still spots left.

Poster Session Proposal Deadline Nears

PyCon 2011 is fast approaching. The talks have been announced, the tutorials are on the books, just about the only that remains is to submit a poster proposal!

Do you want to share your latest Python coding experiments? Or build interest in a budding project?
Do you want to have your work exposed to over a 1000 Pythonistas? And be able to interact with  the most interested ones face-to-face?
The poster session, aka "the hallway track on steroids" was a big hit last year. The poster presenters were uniformly pleased with the response that they got and the opportunity that posters gave them to interact with interested people. Short of giving a keynote, a poster session lets you reach more people at PyCon than any other type of talk. So if you have an idea that you want to get out there, or a project you want feedback on, submit a poster.
For more information on the poster sessions and how to submit a proposal, visit http://us.pycon.org/2011/speaker/posters/ or http://us.pycon.org…

PyCon early bird deadline: Jan. 17

PyCon's early bird rates are good through Jan. 17 - that's next Monday. Yes, PyCon is a little earlier this year (March 9-17), so you've got no time to waste!

Choose your tutorials
Register for PyCon
Browse the talks
Reserve your hotel room
Let the world know you're coming
Volunteer to pump up PyCon's awesomeness even further
See you in Atlanta!