February 15, 2009

Help Publicize PyCon

It's going to be difficult to get PyCon to exceed last year's numbers given the parlous state of the economy. One way you can help is to make yourself a part of its publicity campaign. The organizers have just come up with some great badges. Put them on your blog, use them in your email sigs, add them to your web sites, and most of all don't forget to actually link them to the PyCon site!

6 comments:

Ken Whitesell said...

"male" myself a part of the publicity campaign? That sounds difficult at best, and potentially painful...

Steve said...

Sigh. Thanks, Ken. It wouldn't hurt as much being a crappy typist if I weren't a crappy proofreader as well. Anyway, all fixed now.

jcalderone said...

"Parlous"? Really? Dang, I didn't know that was a word. I'll have to start using it in at least half the places where I would have used "perilous".

Steve said...

jp: happy to have contributed to your vocabulary!

Rottweiler said...

I apologize in advance for being so negative...

I was planning to attend until I saw that the hotel rates are a whopping $153 per night. Is there no possibility we could find an *affordable* place to hold this event? I'm looking at almost $500 just for a place to sleep and only for the "conference" days.

It makes the trip very parlous.

And no, I'm not interested in doubling-up with some stranger.

Steve said...

Rottweiler: There's always a balance to be struck. PyCon fees are low to reduce the total cost of the package, but a hotel venue is the most practical choice at present.

When the conferences were in DC people had a much wider range of choice, from $20-a-night hostels to $250-a-night hotels. I appreciate not everyone wants to share a room (it's not an option I ever go for), but the organizers are trying their best (and PyCon delegates are really nice people).

The rates quoted are for the conference hotel, but this page lists Rosemont hotels starting at under $70 per night. So there is cheaper accommodation in the area if you want it. See you at PyCon?