Presenting PyTexas 2013, the 7th Annual Python Community Conference for the Texas Region. The purpose of PyTexas is to share Python-related knowledge and enthusiasm in the form of presentations, coding sprints, "teach me" sessions, and general networking among developers. It is run every year by volunteers from around the region.
In 2012, PyTexas received national recognition from former Python Software Foundation chair Steve Holden as a regional conference that deserves the Python community’s support.
Please consider sponsoring PyTexas 2013 through a financial contribution to the Python Software Foundation (PSF). Your contribution helps the Texas area Python community build a better conference, while also providing a targeted marketing and community outreach opportunity.
We have provided this prospectus for potential sponsors to find out more about the conference itself and available sponsorship opportunities. Our contact information is available immediately below if you have any questions.
Sponsor Chair: Jeremy Boyd
We expect 150-200 attendees for PyTexas 2013. Previous years have seen increasing attendance, and with the growing popularity of Python we only expect this trend to continue.
Amateurs, students, and professional Python software developers, architects, managers, inventors, entrepreneurs, geographers, meteorologists.
As a sponsor, your funding assistance will serve three critical purposes:
All donations to PyTexas are made directly to the PSF, a 501(c)(3) and therefore count as charitable donations.
PyTexas offers several standard packages for sponsors. This year we’ve added a new tier, the Bronze level, for individuals and small startups who want to show their support:
This year PyTexas will offer several exclusive sponsor benefits on a first-come, first-served basis:
Contact the Sponsor Chair for more details.
Do you have an idea for a package or exclusive benefit you’d like to see at PyTexas? We’re open to them! Contact the Sponsor Chair to discuss what you’d like to do.
Sponsors are encouraged to submit proposals for talks, but acceptance is not guaranteed as a result of sponsorship. Please feel free to have your speakers submit proposals, and the PyTexas Program Committee will expedite consideration so that you can plan in advance. Acceptance is at the discretion of the Committee, but the following guidelines can increase its likelihood:
Each year, PyTexas features prize drawings for attendees, with gifts generously donated from sponsors. Anyone is welcome to donate prizes for these drawings. This is a great way to get the word out about your product.
Since 2011, PyTexas has been held at Texas A&M University in College Station. We have enjoyed significant support from the University’s Department of Computer Science and College of Architecture.
PyTexas 2013 will return to College Station and the Texas A&M campus with the College of Architecture hosting the conference. As in 2012, the PyTexas 2013 venue will be the newly renovated Memorial Student Center which features a 16,000 square foot ballroom with state-of-the-art presentation technologies. This facility was a hit in 2012, and it has ample room for large presentations, small tutorial sessions, and sponsor presence.
For more info on the Memorial Student Center, see http://ourmsc.tamu.edu/.
Python is a general purpose, open source programming language popular for its elegant, high-level, and cross-platform design. It is protected and promoted by the Python Software Foundation. The PSF also aids organizers of local conferences such as PyTexas with financial and logistical support.
Python has a wide range of practical uses, from simple scripts to large scale enterprise applications to high volume websites such as YouTube.
Python is used for system administration, web development, building GUI applications, scientific computing, game development, and as a "glue" language for systems integration, among other things. Python developers have many choices of runtime environments, including CPython, JVM (Jython), and .NET (<IronPython).
See http://www.python.org/about/quotes/ to find out how organizations around the world are using Python.
The PyTexas 2013 volunteers appreciate your time in considering this prospectus. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Sponsor Chair:
Sponsor Chair: Jeremy Boyd