Time to learn Python programming with PyCon. PyCon Zimbabwe is holding a conference that will give developers, both seasoned and aspiring a chance to “share knowledge, learn about new technologies, contribute to technologies they use and above all network with other developers from different parts of the globe”.
Who is is Pycon?
PyCon Zim is a conference organized by volunteers and python enthusiasts for Python programmers in Zimbabwe. The first PyCon Zim was held from 24th – 25th November 2016, at the ZESA National Training Centre in Harare. It brought delegates and speakers from the USA, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The third edition of PyCon Zim is also expected to bring speakers from Africa and the rest of the world. It will be held from the 19th – 20th October 2018.
Who is the conference for?
The conference will bring together students, professionals, experts, and enthusiasts who wish to share their knowledge and passion for Python and related technologies. It will comprise of talks, tutorials and sprints. Its purpose is to increase the visibility of developers, organizations, and companies within the community. The conference is suited for all skill levels, from beginners to expert developers.
But to make it possible, PyCon Zim needs sponsors
PyCon Zim need sponsors to help us cover the costs of:
basic running expenses;
provide a decent location to host PyCon Zim;
reimburse the travel and accommodation costs of our international speakers;
provide financial assistance to a participant who cannot otherwise afford to attend the conference;
catering and refreshments;
educational materials for the tutorials and
video recording of talks!
Offer financial assistance to speakers and attendees from within and outside Zimbabwe to cover travel and conference ticket costs.
Promote diversity by involving women, under-represented communities, and attendees from other African countries which do not have local Python conferences in their own countries.
Lower the conference ticket to make the conference affordable for attendees.
PyCon’s sponsorship packages
PyCon Zimbabwe has the following sponsorship packages presented in the table below. Each sponsorship package has an amount and associated benefits that come with it.
While we have the following sponsorship levels, please note that we also accept amounts which do not qualify for any sponsorship level, or are in between sponsorship levels. The packages are merely a guideline and not meant to discourage sponsors whose contributions do not qualify for a single package.
|Bronze ($500)||Silver ($1000)||Gold ($2500)||Platinum ($3500)|
|Small size logo on the PyCon Zim website linked to your own website||Your name mentioned on the PyCon Zim website||Your name mentioned on the PyCon Zim website||Your name mentioned on the PyCon Zim website|
|Small size logo on folders and banners||Introduction section about you on the PyCon Zim website||Introduction section about you on the PyCon Zim website|
|Medium size logo on folders and banners||Big logo on the PyCon Zim website linked to your own website||Big logo on the PyCon Zim website linked to your own website|
|Big logo on folders and banners||Big logo on folders and banners|
|5 mins lighting talk about your company|
We expect your sponsorship for our conference to yield the following benefits to your company:
Marketing and promotion of your products to the Python community in Zimbabwe.
Contributions to your open source projects during our sprints if you have any.
Connect your company to talented developers for recruitment purposes.
If you have questions on this proposal, feel free to contact Tafadzwa Bere or Humphrey Butau at your convenience by email at email@example.com. You can also find more information about our conference http://pyzim.github.io