Sponsor Prospectus


Presenting PyTexas 2020, the 12th Python Community Conference for the Texas Region. The purpose of PyTexas is to share Python-related knowledge and enthusiasm in the form of presentations, coding sprints, "teach me" sessions, and general networking among developers. It is run every year by volunteers from around the region.

In 2012, PyTexas received national recognition from former Python Software Foundation chair Steve Holden as a regional conference that deserves the Python community's support.

Please consider sponsoring PyTexas 2020 through a financial contribution to the non-profit PyTexas Foundation. Your contribution helps the Texas-area Python community build a better conference, while also providing a targeted marketing and community outreach opportunity.

We have provided this prospectus for potential sponsors to find out more about the conference itself and available sponsorship opportunities. Our contact information is available immediately below if you have any questions.

Contact Details

Conference Profile

Estimated attendance: We expect more than 300 attendees for PyTexas 2020.

Code of Conduct

Audience Profile:
Professional Python developers, data scientists, amateurs, students, software architects, managers, inventors, entrepreneurs, geographers, meteorologists.

Schedule:

  • Sat, May 16: Plenary keynote, morning presentations, lunch, afternoon presentations, and lightning talks. Room for sponsor booths & tables, as well as drinks and snacks, will be open all day. Promotional sponsor after party slot available in the evening.
  • Sun, May 17: Plenary keynote, morning presentations, lunch, afternoon presentations. Room for sponsor booths & tables, as well as drinks and snacks, will be open all day.

Why Sponsor?

As a sponsor, your funding assistance will serve three critical purposes:

  1. Highlight your presence within the Texas Python community. You can use this to:
    • Recruit your next engineer
    • Drive adoption of your product
    • Simply show your support for the Texas Python community
  2. Build a better PyTexas by enabling organizers to attract attendees with standard conference perks such as printed t-shirts, catering, professional A/V, and more.
  3. Help keep the cost of PyTexas low. PyTexas 2020 attendees will pay a modest registration fee of $85. Your sponsorship helps us keep this price reasonable for everyone involved.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer several standard packages. However, if none of these seem to fit, please feel free to contact the Sponsor Chair (above). We want to help you make the most of your investment in the Python community.

Standard Packages

  • Keystone $10,000
    • Limit: 1
    • Opportunity to speak (5 mins) prior to Day 1 keynote
    • Prominent logo placement on title card for recorded talks
    • Table/Booth Space in Sponsor area
    • Name, link, and logo included on the PyTexas website
    • Promotional items placed on the PyTexas swag table
    • Company name and link thanked in PyTexas Twitter feed
    • 6 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Diamond $5,000
    • Limit: 3
    • Logo placement on title card for recorded talks
    • Table/Booth Space in Sponsor area
    • Name, link, and logo included on the PyTexas website
    • Promotional items placed on the PyTexas swag table
    • Company name and link thanked in PyTexas Twitter feed
    • 5 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Platinum $2,500
    • Limit: 10
    • Table/Booth Space in Sponsor area
    • Name, link, and logo included on the PyTexas website
    • Promotional items placed on the PyTexas swag table
    • Company name and link thanked in PyTexas Twitter feed
    • 4 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Gold $1,200
    • Name, link, and logo included on the PyTexas website
    • Promotional items placed on the PyTexas swag table
    • Company name and link thanked in PyTexas Twitter feed
    • 3 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Silver $800
    • Name, link, and logo included on the PyTexas website
    • Promotional items placed on the PyTexas swag table
    • Company name and link thanked in PyTexas Twitter feed
    • 2 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Bronze $400
    • Available for individuals, non-profits, and startups of up to 10 employees
    • Name, link, and logo included on the PyTexas website
    • Promotional items placed on the PyTexas swag table
    • Company name and link thanked in PyTexas Twitter feed
    • 1 free ticket to PyTexas

Exclusive Benefits

PyTexas also offers several exclusive sponsor benefits on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • T-Shirt Sponsor ($2000)
    • One sponsorship available
    • Company logo on sleeve of official conference tshirt
    • 10 free t-shirts
  • Video Sponsor ($2000)
    • One sponsorship available
    • Company logo featured prominently at the beginning and end of every talk recording (example)
    • 3 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Afterparty Sponsor ($2000)
    • One sponsorship available
    • Promote your organization by speaking at the afterparty
    • Official promotion via website, schedule, and announcements
    • 3 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Lanyard Sponsor ($2000)
    • One sponsorship available
    • Company logo featured on the conference badge lanyards
    • 3 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Coffee Sponsor ($1000)
    • Two sponsorships available
    • Sponsor one day of coffee
    • Company logo on coffee table for the day
    • 2 free tickets to PyTexas
  • Diversity & Inclusion Sponsor ($1000)
    • Unlimited sponsorships available
    • Contribute directly to financial aid
    • 2 free tickets to PyTexas

Contact the Sponsor Chair for more details.

Have an Idea?

Do you have an idea for a package or exclusive benefit you’d like to see at PyTexas? We’re open to them! Contact the Sponsor Chair to discuss what you’d like to do.

Door Prizes

Each year, PyTexas features door prize drawings for attendees, with gifts generously donated from sponsors. Anyone is welcome to donate prizes for these drawings. This is a great way to get the word out about your product.

About the Python Language

Python is a general purpose, open source programming language popular for its elegant, high-level, and cross-platform design. It is protected and promoted by the Python Software Foundation. The PSF also aids organizers of local conferences such as PyTexas with financial and logistical support.

Python has a wide range of practical uses, from simple scripts to large scale enterprise applications to high volume websites such as YouTube.

Python is used for system administration, web development, building GUI applications, scientific computing, game development, and as a "glue" language for systems integration, among other things. Python developers have many choices of runtime environments, including CPython, JVM (Jython), and .NET (IronPython).

See http://www.python.org/about/quotes/ to find out how organizations around the world are using Python.

Questions or Comments

The PyTexas 2020 staff appreciate your time in considering this prospectus. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Sponsor Chair (Above).