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="" 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. 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. <center> <div> <img src=""/> </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** - K Lars Lohn - Naomi Ceder - Adafruit Industries LLC - Julia Evans - Michael Driscoll / Packt Publishing - Skeleton Buddy - Numerical Algorithms Group Mike Driscoll - CLEpy, the local Python user group in Cleveland - Tracy Osborn - Caktus Group - Apress - Microsoft - Elastic - Anna Ossowski - Great Lakes Science Center - O'Reilly Media - Artemis Consulting - No Starch **[Email us to donate!](** <div style="float: right; margin-left: 30px;"> <img src="" 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 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 meet ups here: []( <br> <center> <img src=""> <br> <br> <i>PyCon 2017 - Disney's Signed Moana Artwork</i> </center>