January 21, 2008

PyCon 2008 Registration Opens

Roll up, roll up, roll up, for the greatest show on earth. If you're a devotee of the Python language, that is. In the USA PyCon has quickly become the conference to attend. Registration opened less than 24 hours ago, and early bird pricing ($400 corporate, $200 "hobbyist" $125 student and $60 tutorial only) is available until February 20.

Yours truly was registered early, having taken part in testing the new site, and I have also booked a hotel room. If last year is anything to go by then those wanting to register for tutorials should book early to avoid disappointment: the more popular sessions were filled up even before early bird registration closed.

Doug Napoleone (whose wife gave birth to their third child this month) and the PyCon-Tech team have put in an amazing amount of work to ensure smooth running of the registration process, and it is by far the best site PyCon has had. Kudos to them: this year you can change your registration information after sign-up, preview your conference badge and do many things that have been impossible in earlier years.

So, sign up and I'll see you there!

1 comment:

Doug Napoleone said...

Minor Correction:

Sarah is our second child, and a little sister to her doting big brother Joshua (4).

Parts of the registration system are still in a little flux as we find all the kinks. My apologies to anyone who has had problems.