Monday, August 12, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hotel blocks are now available

Great news! If you were having trouble finding a hotel we now have blocks allocated for PyTexas attendees. Just call the hotels listed on the PyTexas hotels block page and mention that you are with the group "PyTexas".

Sunday, August 4, 2013

PyTexas 2013 Updates and Information

PyTexas 2013 is under way and begins in less than 2 weeks. Our chairs are doing a wonderful job making this a memorable event! We have a fantastic event in store with meaty talks, t-shirts, stickers, prizes and wonderful sponsors including Rackspace, MapMyFitness, HBK, Stormpulse, ZeOmega, Tendenci and more.

We are looking forward to our talk submissions and the schedule being posted. Don’t forget, the deadline to submit a talk is TODAY Sunday, August 4, 2013. We had some great speakers submit talks and we would love to hear from you!

Here is a little event information in case you missed it:

  • The conference is Friday August 16th – Sunday August 17th
  • The deadline to submit talks is TODAY, Sunday August 4th 2013. Submit your talk now!
  • Friday - Tutorial day. If you need help with anything Python then Friday is a good day to some out. Come and get all the Python lore you can stuff in your cranium!
  • Saturday - Standard talk schedule (to be released after this weekend) with drinks after. We currently do not have a sponsor for drinks so bring some cash. Most likely we will be hangout out at a bar in College Station. Announcements will be made at the conference about the location.
  • Sunday – More talks until we run out.


Registration is still open and is currently $50 USD.

If you have not registered please register and pay on the PyTexas site. Some people may have received a cancellation email after registering; this was due to payment not being made. We recommend you register again and pay through our site. If online payment is not an option, just show up at PyTexas and we will register you at the door (Cash or Charge welcome).


•    Friday – We will serve only coffee for breakfast so eat something before you come out. Lunch will be served
•    Saturday – Both breakfast and lunch will be served
•    Sunday – Both breakfast and lunch will be served


Hotels are starting to fill up so get your lodging now! We do not have hotel block pre-allocated. Stay tuned for announcements on and our twitter account. We recommend that you go ahead and book your hotel!

A quick Google Search will give you a list of hotels in the area.

Some hotels around the area on Google Maps:
This includes:
Super 8 College Station
La Quinta Inn College Station
Vineyard Court Designer Suites
Comfort Suites
Hampton Inn College Station
If you book your hotel on mobile site or app you get $25 off $200 or more with the coupon code MOB25OFFUS.

PyTexas 2013 is going to be a great event and we hope to see you there!

Monday, July 15, 2013

An Overview of the PyTexas 2013 Schedule

Some people have been asking for the schedule for PyTexas 2013, since it is not finalized and on the main website here is a quick overview of the plans for the conference.  Please note that breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday; and lunch will be served on Friday and Saturday.

Friday August 16

On Friday we will have two large rooms for the tutorial tracks and a smaller "break-out" room.

No breakfast will be served on Friday

9:00 A.M. - Two tutorial tracks start
Noon - Break for lunch.  Lunch will be provided.
1:00 P.M. - Second tutorial starts in each track
4:00 P.M. (or 5:00 P.M) - Break for the evening

Saturday August 17

On Saturday we will have the two large rooms for the talks and four smaller rooms for things like BoF, smaller talks etc...

9:00 - Breakfast will be provided
9:00 - 12:00 talks
Noon - Break for lunch.  Lunch will be provided.
1:00 - 5:00 talks

Sunday August 18

On Sunday we will have two large rooms for the tutorial tracks and one of the smaller "break-out" room.

9:00 - Breakfast will be provided
9:00 - ?:?? talks

All of this information is subject to change as the plans are finalized.  We will update this post with new information as it becomes available.

Today (7/15) is the last day for early registration, so if you are coming, now is the time to register.  Information about registering can be found here.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

More Announcements

A New Logo for PyTexas

The planning committee for PyTexas commissioned a new logo for PyTexas.  After considering quite a few submissions the following logo was selected.  Let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

We hope everyone likes it!

Sponsorship Goals

We are progressing nicely towards our base goal for sponsorship funds, but we are not quite there yet.  If anyone wants to be a sponsor, or if they know someone who may want to sponsor PyTexas 2013 please go to the website here or contact the Sponsor Chair Jeremy Boyd at the email address sponsorship AT pytexas DOT net.

A Quick Announcement

Since we announced the deadline for talk proposals later than we had intended, we are extending the deadline for talk submissions.  

More announcements to come later today!

Monday, July 8, 2013

PyTexas 2013 early registration ends soon

Hey Pythoneers, early registration for PyTexas 2013 ends on July 15th so, if you want to save some money, go to the website and register!

While you are there, why don't you submit a talk proposal.

And, if you can, try to spread the word about PyTexas 2013.

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Announcements for PyTexas 2013

We have a number of things to announce (or re-announce).

Registration is up on the site now!

To register for PyTexas 2013 you will need to log into the PyTexas website.  If you don't have an account you can log in with Twitter, Google or LinkedIn; or you can create a local account.

Once you are logged into the site go to the Registration page where you will need to include your name, email address and a few other bits of information.  To pay your registration fees, once you are logged in and registered, you need to go to the My Registration page and select the 'Pay Now' button.

What was actually finished today was the payment module, registration has been up for a while.  Anyone who registered previous to today, June 26, should go to the My Registration page and use the payment options there.

We are looking for more people to give talks, if you are interested in giving a talk you can submit your proposal here.  All submissions will be considered, but the following topics have been requested this year so, if you can give a talk about these topics that would be appreciated.

  • Web
  • GIS
  • Scientific Computing
  • Visualization

Of course talks about Python programming in general are always welcome.

Topics that are tangentially related to Python, or completely unrelated to Python will be considered if they seem to be of interest to the Python community in Texas.  Also feel free to submit multiple talks!

For anyone interested in being a PyTexas 2013 sponsor, the sponsorship prospectus is up here.  We have several levels of sponsorship (Bronze $200, Silver $500, Gold $750 etc...) and several exclusive benefits are still available.

PyTexas 2013 will be held in August on the 16th through the 18th.  The conference will be held in the same location as last year in College Station, TX at the Texas A&M University campus.

To get up to date information about PyTexas subscribe to or follow these sites:

Twitter - @PyTexas
Conference site -
Blog -

PyTexas 2013 Committee
For anyone who needs to contact committee members, the committee email addresses are:

Monday, March 18, 2013

PyTexas Dates

We have a little news to announce.

PyTexas 2013 will be held in August on the 16th through the 18th.  the conference will be held in the same location as last year in College Station, Tx at the Texas A&M University campus.

The Sponsor Prospectus is now available here:

More to come...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Calling all Texas Python Bloggers

...and any other bloggers who are interested.  PyTexas 2013 would like your help.  Please consider posting about the conference on your blogs throughout the year.  We think that this may help get the word out to people who may not be aware that there is a Texas regional Python conference.  We appreciate any efforts on your part regarding this.

If you could also link to the PyTexas sites we would be grateful.  Thank you all!

Twitter - @PyTexas
Conference site -
Blog -

For anyone who needs to contact committee members, the committee email addresses are:

Monday, February 25, 2013

Announcing PyTexas 2013

I would like to announce the formation of the PyTexas 2013 Committee!  A meeting was held Monday (2/18) and 6 people volunteered to be on the committee this year.

We are excited about the possibilities this year and are hoping to make this the largest PyTexas yet.

The conference will be held at College Station, Texas at Texas A&M again this year, with 28-29, Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 12-13 as possible dates.  If anyone knows of possible conflicts let us know at:

We have created several email addresses to facilitate quick communication.  At the top the conference chair can be reached at,

Speaking proposals, and the questions about the conference schedule should be emailed to

For anything related to the promotion of the conference, such as this blog, twitter, community outreach etc... email

Sponsors, or anyone needing to discuss sponsorship should use

For any questions regarding the venue contact

Any other correspondence can be directed to

Over the next few weeks we will be finishing the Sponsorship Prospectus, choosing the date for the conference and calling for proposals.  We will be posting about these things on this blog, on twitter @PyTexas, on the Texas Python mailing list, as well as on the website.