[Pycon-volunteers] PyCon is upon us!

David Kua david.kua at mail.utoronto.ca
Thu Mar 14 17:33:59 CET 2013


I signed up to be a Session Runner for the Great America Friday morning track. I arrive in SFO today at 10pm so I am going to miss the volunteer  orientation. What do I need to know for running?


On 2013-03-11, at 6:49 AM, Douglas Napoleone wrote:

> All,
>     Thank you, everyone, for volunteering to help out. PyCon is a 100% volunteer run effort, and it would not be possible without you. While the volunteer organizers and staff plan things out before the event, once it starts, all of the real work is done by you; the onsite- volunteer. Without your hard work and sacrifice, there would not be a PyCon. As PyCon grows it has become harder and harder to remain a volunteer effort, but everyone involved feels this is critical to the community nature of the event. This year we have expanded the size of the conference by 20%. 20% more people, 20% more talks, 20% more special events. Of course this means 20% more volunteer slots and 20% more volunteers. And the community has come through. I am once again amazed and humbled.
> For those of you whom have joined in the past few days, there are a few things you should know:
> * OPS, and the Green room are in the 200 area rooms on the 2nd floor above the main lobby.
> * For those arriving early, we will be doing setup in OPS, starting today. Most of the real work will start tomorrow, Tuesday. Feel free to stop by and say hello.
> * The green room is open to you for the duration of the conference
> * For those helping out with registration or tutorials on Wednesday and Thursday, please stop by OPS when you can and ask for Yarko, Stuart, or Doug to receive instructions. 
> * After the bag stuffing party on Thursday (4pm in the 200 rooms), there will be an orientation for speakers, session staff, and general volunteers (8:00pm). Please try to attend both if you can.
> * There is still a bug in the session staff app, where some people are showing up as a blank string. The web team is working on a fix.
> * Please feel free to use this list to communicate issues and problems, as well at the #pycon irc channel on freenode.net
> * I (Doug Napoleone) can be reached directly at doug.napoleone at gmail.com and via my cell phone: 1-774-644-0049
> We still have 15 open slots for session staff, and registration can always use more help. We can fill in these slots by recruiting people on-site. Please spread the word.
> Once again, thank you all for stepping forward. Lets have a fantastic conference!
>     -Doug Napoleone
>      PyCon 2013 Head of Operations
>      PSF Board of Directors
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