[EuroPython] Sponsorship

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue May 27 20:08:47 CEST 2008

I've had a long talk with Jim over beer, old OSCON, also Alan Runyan
of Enfold.Plone and I hung out for a few days in Canada, goofing off
some, but I saw serious work happening (sheesh guy's fast in vi !).

But now Jim and I just pass each other in the halls, said "Hi" to Alan
in Chicago.

Not boasting my social skills obviously, but I am seconding the idea
the Microsoft might be pleased for an invitation to sponsor, doesn't
mean Euros can't stay militantly anti-patent or whatever.

OSCON gets big MSFT support and we're as virulently GPLish as ever.
Conoco-Phillips gave a good talk in Vilnius last time (they use Python
to run Ekofisk among other things).

What's the equivalent of Industrial Light and Magic in Europe?

The reason a lot of companies sponsor is they're looking to hire.  The
demand for Pythonistas and Pythoneers in the US is quite high right
now, judging from my last Pycon experience, plus a "boom times"
mentality more generally in high tech.


On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 2:54 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are there any fixed sponsorship deals? I couldn't find anything on the
> website? It makes it easier to plug sponsorship if companies know what
> they are getting. :)
> On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 11:46 PM, Jacob Hallén <jacob at openend.se> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I'd like to report on the status of sponsorships.
>> We have inquiries from Google and one other company about regular sponsorship
>> deals. We have 3 non-regular deals that I plan to negotiate to gift
>> sponsorships or low cost money paid deals. They are all 3 old supporters of
>> EuroPython and I think it is good policy to recognize their earlier
>> commitments.
>> I have sent out emails about sponsorship opportunities to all the sponsors of
>> Pycon-fr, Pycon Italia and Pycon that I could dig up a contact place for. I
>> also sent mails to the sponsors for 2005, since I had those on file.
>> I will dig up a few addresses more - mostly Swedish companies that would be
>> interested. This is very time consuming work, so I won't be able to find a
>> whole lot of them. I would be happy if people provided me with email
>> addresses to send offers to. I have a nice Python script that does bulk
>> mailing for me, so getting the messages out is quite easy.
>> If there are registers of sponsors or people approached for EuroPython 2006
>> and 2007, I would be grateful for those.
>> Jacob
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