Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Python Events Calendars - Please submit your 2014 events


As some of you may know, the PSF has put together a team of volunteers who are maintaining a central Python events calendar. We currently have two calendars in place:
  • Python Events Calendar - meant for conferences and larger gatherings focusing on Python or a related technology (in whole or in part)
  • Python User Group Calendar - meant for user group events and other smaller local events
The calendars are displayed on http://pycon.org/ and in a smaller version in the sidebar of the http://python.org/ website.

You can subscribe to the calendars using iCal and RSS feeds and also embed the calendar widgets on your sites. Please see our wiki page for details:


The calendars are open to the world-wide Python community, so you can have local user group events, as well as regional and international conference events added to the calendars.


Created in Oct 2012, the project has proven to be a success as you can see in the past events listed in the calendars.

We would like to encourage everyone to submit their 2014 events, so that the Python community can get a better overview over what's happening in Python land.

Adding Events

If you want to have entries added to those calendars, please write to events@python.org and include the following information:
  • Name of the event
  • Type of the event (conference, bar camp, user group, etc)
  • Focus on Python and approximate size
  • URL
  • Location and country
  • Date and time (if relevant)
For recurring events, please also include a description of the recurrence in a way that's compatible and supported by Google calendars.

PS: Please help spread the word about the calendars - we'll all benefit from knowing more about Python events happening around the world. Feel free to forward this posting to your local user groups and conference teams. Thanks.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Support the Python Software Foundation in 2014

Happy New Year from the Python Software Foundation! 2013 was a busy year for our global community, in almost 200 user groups, dozens of regional conferences, and countless open source projects, sprints, online fora, and outreach events.

Please help us continue to invest in and support the community in 2014 with a donation. There are 2 main ways to help:
  1. Donate as an individual
  2. Donate as an organization
The Python Software Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. For US taxpayers, contributions to the PSF are tax-deductible. Your employer may also match your donations!

What will your money support?

Group debugging at a PSF-sponsored Boston Python workshop
The PSF sponsors conferences and community events across the globe, including in 2013 alone: SciPy, PyCon Canada, PyOhio, PyCon Ireland, PyData Boston, PythonBrasil, Kiwi PyCon, PyCon Argentina, PyConDE, RuPy, PyConUK, PyDay Ecuador, PyConZA, and the first ever PyTennessee...whew!

We provide fiscal sponsorship, cover hosting costs, and sponsor workshop for user groups. We invest in the next generation of Python programmers by supporting events like Teen Tech Camp and Raspberry Pi programming in classrooms.

With support from the PSF's Outreach and Education program, Ada Camp came to San Francisco, scientists learned Software Carpentry, librarians learned Python at the ALA Annual Conference, and introductory workshops were run by user groups around the world.

The PSF Grants program enables experimental development on projects like PyPy, and the Sprints program supports development on your favorite open source Python projects. We enforce Python's trademarks, protect Python's intellectual property, keep PyPI running, and are bringing you the next version of python.org.

Help us do all this and more in 2014 and donate today.