Are you coming to PyCon US? Have you thought about sprinting?

The coding Sprints are the hidden gem of PyCon, up to 4 days (June 2-5) of coding with many Python projects and their maintainers. And if you're coming to PyCon, taking part in the Sprints is easy!

You don’t need to change your registration* to join the Sprints. There’s no additional registration fee, and you even get lunch. You do need to cover the additional lodging and other meals, but that’s it. If you’ve booked a room through the PyCon registration system, you'll need to contact the registration team at pycon2016@cteusa.com as soon as possible to request the extra nights. The sprinting itself (along with lunch every day) is free, so your only expenses are your room and other meals.

If you're interested in what projects will be sprinting, just keep an eye on the sprints page on the PyCon web site at https://us.pycon.org/2016/community/sprints/ Be sure to check back, as groups are being added all the time.

If you haven't sprinted before, or if you just need to brush up on sprinting tools and techniques, there will again be an 'Intro to Sprinting' session the evening of June 1, lead by Shauna Gordon-McKeon and other members of Python community. To grab a free ticket for this session, just visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-open-source-the-pycon-sprints-tickets-22435151141.

*Please note that conference registration is sold out, but you do not need a conference registration to come to the Sprints.