Divmod won't be going to PyCon this year.
Unfortunately, even a small conference like PyCon can cost too much when you
are an un-funded startup. When we evaluated whether or not it was a
worthwhile idea to go, we just couldn't make it add up - by the time PyCon
rolls around, we are going to need to be doing a lot of deployment,
marketing, and sales work, and PyCon is more like a vacation than a sales
venue for us. In previous years we've been able to rationalize the cost
because we were mostly on the east coast, and all in the US, so it was
generally a cheap trip. This year we have an overseas developer and the
conference is on average farther away from all of us.
I also wanted to say something publicly because this isn't a comment
on the conference - I'm definitely going to miss going, and I am sure it
will be a lot of fun. I apologize to anyone who thought they were going to
see us there. We were planning to go before we re-evaluated our
priorities. I hope we will be there again next year.
Ironically I will be on a business trip to Texas anyway at around the
same time as PyCon - in Austin, which is to say, the part of Texas that
isn't totally awful. (Seriously, I know the conference had to move because
it was outgrowing the venue, but Dallas? I'm still confused about that.) I
hope to post something about the super secret projects I am going
there to discuss, but don't hold your breath - they are super secret after