PyLadies Auction

We are proud to announce the Eighth Annual PyCon Charity Auction. PyCon 2017’s auction was a huge success raising over $14K for PyLadies on over 40 items from sponsors and fellow attendees were auctioned off. <div align="center"> <img src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/n7hpywlru64mc1y/image2.jpeg?raw=1" width="500"/><br> <i>PyCon 2017 Charity Auction</i> </div> This is a fun and entertaining way to support the PyLadies community. A good sense of humor is recommended and bidding is not required. The PyLadies Auction is taking place **Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Hope Ballroom** in the Hilton Hotel, which is connected to the Huntington Convention Center. A small cover charge ($5 USD) is required for refreshments, and can be paid as part of your PyCon registration or at the auction door. The format of the auction is a mix of live bidding and raffle prizes. The intention is to have fun and laugh. <center> <div> <img src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ev0i1skdoe1pst/image3.jpeg?raw=1"/> </div> <i>PyCon 2017 Charity Auction</i> </center> ### Participants Here is a list of sponsors contributing to the eighth annual PyCon Charity Auction! **Companies and Organizations** - BE THE FIRST LISTED! **[Email us to donate!](mailto:pycon-auction@python.org)** <div style="float: right; margin-left: 30px;"> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BiFPgR0CIAASsM2.jpg:small" width="200"/> <br /> <i>Python cuff links from 2014</i> <br /> </div> Sponsors will have the opportunity to donate auction items for the event. If you have any questions on the auction or are interested in participating, please contact our Auction Coordinators, [Jackie Kazil, Lynn Root, and Douglas Napoleone](mailto:pycon-auction@python.org). Contributing sponsors will be highlighted in the marketing of the event and also during the event. Proceeds will go to [PyLadies](http://www.pyladies.com/). PyLadies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Their mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings. PyLadies also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate! Check out local meet ups here: [http://www.pyladies.com/locations/](http://www.pyladies.com/locations/). <br> <center> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DATiZ9iUAAAz2mE.jpg:small"> <br> <br> <i>PyCon 2017 - Disney's Signed Moana Artwork</i> </center>