Sponsor Prospectus

Python is a popular programming language used extensively for web programming, scientific applications, and in the financial industry. Python is used for systems administration, and finds itself at the core of nearly every modern Linux distribution. Because of its easy of setup and syntax, Python also is being used as an introductory programming language at the high school and college level. But don't let the ease-of-use fool you, it is also being used for heavy lifting by Google, NASA, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and many others. Reddit, Pinterest, Dropbox, and Instagram are built with Python.

PyOhio is a two-day conference touching on all aspects of Python programming. The conference includes seminars, workshops, tutorials, panel discussions, open spaces, code sprints, and lightning talks. All skill levels are represented, from introductory to advanced skill levels.

PyOhio 2013 will be held Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, 2014 in the conference facility at the Ohio Union at Ohio State University. We will also be conducting one or two PyKids sessions, and a week-long PyCamp the week leading up to PyOhio.

Why sponsor PyOhio?

PyOhio attendees are a variety of working professionals, students, academics, and others who are passionate about technology and passionate about keeping themselves up-to-date - so much so that they'll take a weekend of their own to immerse themselves in their favorite (but not their only) language. This makes them the acknowledged leaders in their fields, the ones their peers look to.

Sponsoring PyOhio lets the attendees know that, like them, you stand out - that your organization shares their love of excellence in technology. This is your chance to influence an exceptionally influential group of professionals with your sponsorship message! Here are some PyOhio attendee facts:

  • Attendee growth from 150 developers in 2010 to 350 in 2013.
  • Attendees are dedicated, above-average developers willing to spend a weekend learning
  • A number of attendees are Java or .NET developers by day, looking to learn (or already doing their own projects in) Python.
  • Attendees come from all over the Midwest (and beyond). In 2013 year we had attendees from both coasts, France and Singapore.
  • Besides Columbus, other Midwest cities well represented include: Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Lexington, and Indianapolis.
  • Even though it is held in the summer, we attract a number of Ohio State University (and other nearby universities) undergrad and graduate students.
  • PyOhio is considered by many to be the premier regional Python conference, and attracts notable Python talent. Next Day Video, the same company that records the national Python conference talks, will record all PyOhio talks and place them online after the conference.

Who runs PyOhio?

PyOhio is run entirely by a group of regional volunteers, but is held in cooperation with the Python Software Foundation. Your PyOhio sponsorship should qualify as a pre-tax business expense.

What will your PyOhio sponsorship dollars go towards

You sponsorship dollars will be used to cover the expenses of the conference: facilities rental, coffee/snack service, printing of the program, and the like. We also defray the cost of video recording of all the talks (your logo can appear before every video!), and for meals during the code sprints (if possible). We are printing t-shirts this year and would like to defray some of the costs of that as well.

We are close to approval for a 501(c) foundation to take ownership of the PyOhio conference, retain any excess donations, and use the funds to present “Day of Python” events around the Midwest, as well as offer introductory Python programming classes and materials to high school students.

Sponsorship Levels

T-Shirt Sponsor ($3000) (limited to 1 sponsor)

  • Your logo alone will appear on conference t-shirts
  • All benefits of Presenting Sponsorship

Swag Bag Sponsor ($3000) (limited to 1 sponsor)

  • Your logo alone will appear on conference swag bags
  • All benefits of Presenting Sponsorship

Presenting Sponsor ($2000) (limited to 5 sponsors)

  • Your logo on session videos, to be available indefinitely on the Python Video Archive. (Python conference session videos total over 50,000 downloads per month)
  • Full-page advertisement in conference program
  • Logo displayed with click-through on PyOhio website
  • Table in conference common area
  • Banners in common area and primary lecture hall
  • 4 T-Shirts and 4 Parking Passes
  • Mention in emails to attendees and wider programming community
  • Literature in attendee handouts
  • Prominently mentioned as a Presenting Sponsor in all out-bound marketing

Principle Sponsor ($1000)

  • Half-page advertisement in conference program
  • Logo displayed with click-through on PyOhio website
  • 2 T-Shirts and 2 Parking Passes
  • Mention in emails to attendees and wider programming community
  • Literature in attendee handouts

Premium Sponsor ($500)

  • Quarter-page advertisement in conference program
  • Logo displayed with click-through on PyOhio website
  • 1 T-Shirt and 1 Parking Pass
  • Literature in attendee handouts

Non-Profit Sponsor (FREE)

  • Mention in non-profit section of conference program
  • Logo displayed with click-through on PyOhio website
  • More info here

Startup Sponsor (FREE)

  • Mention in startup section of conference program
  • Logo displayed with click-through on PyOhio website
  • More info here

We would love to hear what ideas you have for helping make PyOhio the best Python conference in the Midwest! If you have any questions please email info@pyohio.org.

Sincerely,

The organizers of PyOhio 2014