PyCon Pune is an annual gathering of the Pune Python community and its friends from across India and the world. During PyCon Pune, the community will meet for four days to exchange ideas via talks and contribute to mainstream Open Source projects including the Python interpreter.
PyCon Pune met for the first time in February 2017 to a packed hall and active discussions among some of the leading professionals in the Python community worldwide and professionals and students all across the country. 550+ members from the community joined together for the first edition of PyCon Pune (2017). The event had 6 keynotes, which included a huge range of topics starting from Opportunities and Challenges in Open Collaboration, to hardware world, to Physics, to accessibility, to security, and tips on building career on upstream contribution. We also had another 9 regular talks in the main conference.
The last two days of the conference was developer sprints. This was the first time in India we had this many upstream Python projects contributors sat down with new contributors, and helped them to submit patches to the projects. This list includes 11 patches that got merged into CPython (the Python programming language itself), Django, Web.py, ElasticSearch, FOSSASIA projects, and Fedora Infrastructure projects. PyCon Pune also had the 4 core Mailman team members participating in the sprints. The hardware hacking room at the developer sprints was full with various projects on MicroPython.
We are now set to take that experience to the next level with PyCon Pune 2018 and we need you to be part of our story.
PyCon Pune 2018 will be held at a premium location in Pune from Feb 8th 2018 to Feb 11th 2018. The first two days are Conference days with an exclusive track of talks from world leaders in the Python programming community. The final two days are for developer sprints where select attendees get to work side by side with contributors to prominent Open Source projects and make some real contributions to the Python Open Source ecosystem. Passes for the Conference days and Developer sprints are sold separately.
PyCon Pune is organized by volunteers from the Python community in Pune with assistance from reserved-bit, Pune’s local makerspace. As a sponsor for PyCon Pune, you can help make the conference affordable for the Python community in India while at the same time, maintaining a very high standard for content and facilities.
Sponsorship of PyCon Pune comes with a host of benefits:
Sponsorships are mainly of three types with some additional a la carte options to enhance those sponsorship levels:
You are the primary sponsor of PyCon and your presence is synonymous to PyCon Pune 2018. As part of our sponsorship offering, you get the following:
Your sponsorship is extremely valuable to PyCon and your presence will be prominent in PyCon Pune 2018. Your sponsorship package will include the following:
You are one of the many pillars of the Python and Open Source community in the world and your support will enable many to experience a world class conference in India. Your sponsorship package will include the following:
Here are some specialized sponsorship packages that you can avail of either to enhance your sponsorship level or by itself based on your needs. If your requirements are different from the options mentioned here then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We would be more than happy to discuss your preferences.
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You’re the relief for exhausted attendees as they look to take a break with a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. As part of your sponsorship you get to display your brand at the beverage vending stations and on the pune.pycon.org website. You also get one free pass for the conference days.
(Limit: 1 per day)
Open Source hackers breathe tea and coffee and you are their saviour! Tea and coffee service will be ubiquitous through the two developer sprint days and so will your brand as it sits next to the beverage vending stations and on the pune.pycon.org website. You also get one free pass for the conference days.
You help us balance the scale when it comes to diversity in PyCon Pune. Your sponsorship will allow us to assist at least two people from minority populations such as women, transgenders or lower castes and classes that are involved in the Open Source community so that they can be part of PyCon Pune. Your sponsorship includes the following:
Your support enables us to subsidize individuals (such as students or people from economically challenged communities) who cannot otherwise afford tickets to a conference. Your sponsorship includes the following:
Your support helps the conference speakers reach their audience in the room as well as out on the internet. Your sponsorship package gets you to following:
Your are quite literally the backbone of PyCon Pune. As an Internet sponsor you provide network services for all four days of the conference, including the critical developer sprint days. Your sponsorship package gets you the following: