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=""> <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 in the Hope Ballroom, Hilton Downtown Cleveland**. 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. ## Sponsors <div style="text-align: center"> <img style="width: 50%" src="" alt="Microsoft"/> </div> <div style="text-align: center"> <img style="width: 40%" src="" alt="Citus Data"/> </div> ## Menu: ### SALAD Mixed Greens, Grape Tomato, Carrot, Cucumber, Sunflower Seeds and Assorted Dressings ### ENTREE: - BBQ Spiced Bone-In Chicken Middlefield Smoked Cheddar Mac and Cheese - Vegan Gumbo: (Okra, beyond meat sausages, peppers, onion, rice ) ### DESSERT: - Assorted Housemade Cookies The format of the auction is a mix of live bidding and raffle prizes. The intention is to have fun and laugh. Here is a partial list of donated items: - Dinner with Dr. Russell Keith-Magee - PyCon 2019 Cleveland Tapestry - Python Earrings - Python logo potholders - A custom-made digital drawing - 200 Peloton Boutique Gift Card - Posters from Netflix Original shows - Netflix - A hand-crocheted Citus database elicorn with a Python - Citus Data - An epic, glorious, 24X36 framed digital portrait of Guido Van Rossum - Capital One - Pen and Ink Sketch sketch of Cleveland from the lake - Signed copy of Quick Python Book, 3rd edition - Guido Van Rossum puzzle - Capital One - Gift card for clothing and accessories from Peloton <div align="center"> <img style="width: 50%" src=""> <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!](** or **Enter your donation on this [form][1].** <div align="center"> <img style="width: 50%" src=""> <img style="width: 50%" src=""> <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]( 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]( 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: []( <div align="center"> <img style="width: 50%" src=""> <br><i>PyCon 2018 Charity Auction</i> </div> [1]: