PyCon 2012 News - Tutorials, Talks, and Tickets

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Brian Curtin

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Dec 22, 2011, 9:18:03 PM12/22/11
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We are now 75 days away from PyCon 2012 in Santa Clara — it's hard to
think about how quickly time has flown since PyCon 2011! We've lined
up some great keynote and plenary speakers, announced the tutorial and
talk selections, opened ticket sales, and have expanded financial aid
opportunities. The community and our amazing array of sponsors have
helped us break several records already, so we hope you're as excited
about PyCon 2012 as we are. The conference runs March 7-15 at the
Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

The keynote speakers include Y Combinator investor Paul Graham and
Mozilla's Head of Developer Engagement, Stormy Peters. Both of them
bring interesting experience to the table, and they're both
captivating speakers. Speaking of captivating, Dave Beazley was
announced on the plenary track, with more to be added in the coming
weeks. Guido — our Benevolent Dictator For Life — will also be joining
the line up!

With 483 tutorial, talk, and poster proposals submitted this year, the
program committee had their hands full paring that list down to 95
talks, 32 tutorials, and 36 posters (which we're still accepting). In
the little time since we made these announcements we've heard a lot of
excitement. You can see the tutorial selections at
https://us.pycon.org/2012/schedule/lists/tutorials/, with talks
available at https://us.pycon.org/2012/schedule/lists/talks/.

Tickets are now available with early bird rates available until
January 10, 2012 at https://us.pycon.org/2012/registration. Tutorial
and admission prices continue unchanged; if you've been following
along the last few years, these rates are the same as they have been
for several years. Our team's dedication to keeping PyCon
cost-effective, community driven, and grassroots continues thanks to
the hard work and support of the team and sponsors
(https://us.pycon.org/2012/sponsors/).

If financial assistance would make PyCon a possibility for you, we
encourage you to apply to this year's expanded assistance program.
With a deadline of January 7, 2012 (extended from January 2) and a new
web-based application, the financial aid committee aims to make the
trip, lodging, and a ticket a possibility for everyone. Thanks to a
new partnership with the PyLadies organization, we're able to provide
grants to women in the community who are interested in experiencing
the conference. For full details see
https://us.pycon.org/2012/assistance.

For more information about PyCon 2012, see our site at
https://us.pycon.org/2012/. We also publish news on our blog:
http://pycon.blogspot.com/.

Jesse Noller - Chairman
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Brian Curtin - Publicity Coordinator
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