[python-uk] Sponsor PyconUK

Tom Dunham tom at tomdunham.org
Fri Jul 18 12:07:13 CEST 2014

Hi Nicholas,
I don't suppose there's an initiative like "pyladies for pycon" for pycon
UK? I ask because my employer thinks that our engineering teams would
benefit from being more diverse (fwiw I agree), and if there was something
like this I might be able to shake some money loose.

I'll ask about general sponsorship too.

 On 18 Jul 2014 10:32, "Nicholas H.Tollervey" <ntoll at ntoll.org> wrote:

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> Hi Folks,
> Yes, September is fast approaching and this year's PyconUK is going to
> be better than ever! (I hope you've all booked your tickets.)
> To make it the resounding success that it deserves to be we need
> sponsorship! If you work for a Python based business why not consider
> one of the various options outlined here:
> http://pyconuk.net/SponsorShip
> There are levels of support for all sorts of different sized businesses.
> Now I realise you may be a programmer rather than someone who controls
> the purse strings. If that's the case, go see the person who control
> such purse strings and make your case! Better still, forward them
> these reasons for becoming a sponsor of PyconUK:
> * Developers who love Python love companies that support Python. If
> you're hiring, being able to say "we sponsor PyconUK" is an instant
> tick in your favour and will differentiate your company and projects
> from the crowd of "exciting greenfield projects for totally exciting
> companies in the city" that crowd the job boards.
> * If you're offering a technical product our delegates are likely to
> be your customers.
> * If you're using Python to deliver to a non-technical customer our
> delegates include the authors and maintainers of some of the software
> you probably use to build your product - it's a way to say thank-you
> and if you ever reach out to them, they're likely to be familiar with
> your support for PyconUK.
> * You work for a good company? Sponsoring PyconUK is a great way to
> prove it.
> Don't believe us?
> If you mention small Python development company Fry-IT to any London
> based Python developer they'll instantly say, "they're a great
> company". Do they have a problem hiring? No, and they certainly don't
> use job agents! Why? Because they sponsor PyconUK and the London
> Python Code Dojo.
> Ask about the education track and PyconUK delegates will say, "those
> Bank of America guys were great". People were so impressed by the
> sponsorship of Bank of America for last year's conference that they
> were regularly mentioned in post-conference blogs.
> Wouldn't it be great if people talked about your company in these ways..?
> I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have (as are
> others on the organising committee) and feel free to point your
> purse-string person in my direction.
> All the best,
> Nicholas.
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