PyCon 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio

PyLadies Auction

We are proud to announce the Eighth Annual PyCon Charity Auction. PyCon 2018’s auction was a huge success raising over $30K! Over 40 items from sponsors and fellow attendees were auctioned off. <div align="center"> <img style="width: 50%" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pycon-assets/2019/images/2018/10/01/28335156667_cb2ef59278_k.jpg"> <br><i>PyCon 2018 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 4, 2019, at 6:30pm - location TBD**. 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. Light food will be provided, as well as a free drink ticket and a cash bar. The format of the auction is a mix of live bidding and raffle prizes. The intention is to have fun and laugh. <div align="center"> <img style="width: 50%" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pycon-assets/2019/images/2018/10/01/qWVBuetA-2.jpeg"> <br><i>PyCon 2018 Charity Auction</i> </div> <!-- ### Participants Here is a list of sponsors contributing to the eighth annual PyCon Charity Auction! **Companies and Organizations** --> If you are interested **[Email us to donate!](mailto:pycon-auction@python.org)** <div align="center"> <img style="width: 50%" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pycon-assets/2019/images/2018/10/01/43204555121_5d2ac4c5dc_b.jpg"> <img style="width: 50%" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pycon-assets/2019/images/2018/10/01/42485720124_e0a55ae12a_b.jpg"> <br><i>PyCon 2018 Charity Auction</i> </div> Sponsors will have the opportunity to donate auction items for the event. If you have any questions about the auction or are interested in participating, please contact our Auction Coordinators, [Jackie Kazil, Lynn Root, and Douglas Napoleone](mailto:pycon-auction@python.org). Please note that donations of guns, alcohol, cars, or houses will not be accepted. 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 meetups here: [http://www.pyladies.com/locations/](http://www.pyladies.com/locations/). <div align="center"> <img style="width: 50%" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pycon-assets/2019/images/2018/10/01/42300351615_b664bc094d_z.jpg"> <br><i>PyCon 2018 Charity Auction</i> </div>