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One free booth, two free tickets, and a priceless community: An Edtech Startup's PyCon Postscript

We love success stories. In this post, Trinket co-founder Elliott Hauser shares his experience being part of the Startup Row at PyCon 2014 in Montréal.
The email from Yannick started like this:
"Elliott, Our judges have selected Trinket for final consideration to participate in Startup Row at PyCon 2014. Congratulations!" We'd won a free booth and two free tickets to the otherwise sold out PyCon 2014 in Montreal. Awesome! We launched our newly designed teaching platform at the conference, met some amazing Python educators at the Education Summit, and got the Trinket name out to the best coding education community around. PyCon and the community that suffuses and animates it were the perfect launchpad for our new platform.
Community Python's educational community is incredibly strong. A selection of the people we met at the event should demonstrate how rich the community is.
Naomi Ceder (who organized the summit along with Jessica Nickel + Chalmer Lowe) is a forme…