[python-uk] Sponsor PyconUK
naomi.ceder at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 12:19:28 CEST 2014
I'm a member of the London PyLadies chapter, which is fairly new...
I'm not sure if any of the main organizers is on this list, but in case
they aren't, I can put anyone who is interested in touch with them.
And if they are on the list, I'm hoping they will see this thread and speak
On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Tom Dunham <tom at tomdunham.org> wrote:
> 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:
>> 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,
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