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[OH-Publicity] PyCon booth

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at
Mon Dec 3 23:30:17 UTC 2012

So we have a PyCon booth, 'cause we're a OSS/Community sponsor! Check it 

PyCon is a yearly conference that is totally great. Here are some facts 
about it:

* It "is produced and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, the 
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting 
Python." <>

* Jessica McKellar is giving a keynote (and two tutorials, and another 

* I'm giving a talk about Scrapy and leading a talk/session about "Scaling 
community diversity outreach."

* Generous financial aid is available, and the Ada Initiative calls the 
conference "a leader in the 'Most Welcoming Open Tech/Culture Conference 
Ever' category." 

So... yeah, we have a booth!

Booths are where any of the following happen:

* People can buy T-shirts. (We did this last year. People seem to like the 

* People can learn more about us! (Did this last year too!) talks more about the expo 

Do we want to be there during all times, or just the sponsor break? Who 
here is interested in going to PyCon, and/or getting an exhibitor pass?

Do we want to ask to be located near PyLadies? Probably useful. I can get 
on that.

Ideas welcome; I'll probably chime in on the topic in a week or so.


-- Asheesh.

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