Sunday, January 13, 2008

brilliant PyCon publicity ideas

I was alarmed to find that many of the attendees at CodeMash didn't know that PyCon 2008 will be in Chicago - right here in our beloved Midwest.

So, as volunteer publicity coordinator, I thought I should brainstorm on more ways to get the word out. Here's what I've come up with so far.
  • National "got whitespace?" skywriting campaign
  • Spread urban legend about programmer whose kidneys are stolen by organ smugglers when he fails to attend PyCon
  • Invite presidential candidates to debate their choice of Python web framework at PyCon
  • Post hilarious "DO NOT WANT STATIC MANIFEST TYPING!!1!" pic at icanhascheezburger
  • Vote Guido into final round of American Idol
  • Bribe fortune cookie factory employee to replace fortunes with "PYCON 2008 CHICAGO IN BED"
  • Use laser to engrave giant announcement in the moon's surface
  • JEN IN TEARS AFTER ANGELINA'S LIGHTNING TALK
Please supply more ideas in the comments... (serious ideas doubly welcome!)

1 comment:

Skylar Saveland said...

I'd like to see a little flyer for college audience math/science/cs witth little tidbits about how python is the best for all of the little niches like bioinformatics,

http://www.bioinformatics.org/poll/index.php?dispid=16&vo=16

or web development hypeness:
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=750142

and what have you. Even beating the old horses of appengine and Nebula, youtube, whatever. A nice concise, "all the nerdy kids are using it" flyer. Maybe I will make one and put it up near http://...pycon.../publicize/

I'm local to Atlanta so I want to get somethings going with the local schools for 2010/11