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500px is a premium photo sharing and distribution platform for aspiring and professional photographers. A leader in the photo sharing space, it’s powered by millions of creative people worldwide and lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photos.

The company was started in late 2009 by two acclaimed photographers, Oleg Gutsol, CEO and Evgeny Tchebotarev, COO. Both founders are unique in that they share equal passions for art and software. And their artistic sensibilities have shaped the way they run the business.




Chango provides simple and effective Solutions for marketers in an era of real-time media and big data. Our proprietary platform, Chango Madison, combines the data management capabilities of a DMP (Data Management Platform) with the media buying capabilities of a DSP (Demand Side Platform) allowing for a truly Programmatic approach to both segmentation and media buying across Display, Mobile, Social & Web.

Our clients include the world's largest brands & agencies, including 75 of the top 500 retailers, which has helped fuel 600%+ growth year over year for the last 2 years. We have offices in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta and Dallas.



Kontagent, the leading mobile customer intelligence solution, empowers companies to translate customer behavioral data into memorable user experiences across mobile devices. Kontagent’s proprietary kSuite platform, which was built from the ground up for mobile, has helped businesses such as Viacom, Electronic Arts and Turner Broadcasting gather, analyze and use their customer data to grow and dominate in the mobile marketplace. Founded in 2007, Kontagent is headquartered in San Francisco with has additional offices in Toronto, London, Seoul and Tokyo. For more information, visit www.kontagent.com and https://twitter.com/Kontagent.



Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 197,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. The company offers choice, flexibility and freedom from vendor lock in. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the "2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting." Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world. For more information for developers, visit http://developer.rackspace.com.




Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.



Synacor (Nasdaq: SYNC), a software technology company at the intersection of Hollywood and Madison Avenue, trades in consumers' favorite digital media: their TV shows, movies, music, games, and more. Consumers want all the content they can imagine, any time, anywhere and on mobile devices of their choosing. Synacor makes it possible. With a footprint in over 30 million homes, our cloud-based solutions are enjoyed by over 20 million users. Founded in 2001, we're now more than 300 team members and maintain a startup culture encouraging ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to develop products that change the way consumers live digitally. We have offices in Toronto, Buffalo, Boston, and New York City.



Points, publicly traded as Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS; NASDAQ: PCOM), is the global leader in loyalty currency management. Via a state-of-the-art loyalty commerce platform, Points provides loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top brands to enhance their consumer offerings and streamline their back-end operations.

Points’ solutions enhance the management and monetization of loyalty currencies ranging from frequent flyer miles and hotel points to retailer and credit card rewards, for more than 45 partners worldwide.

For more information on Points, please visit Points.com, follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PointsAdvisor) or read the Points Company blog (http://blog.points.com/).



Heroku’s platform as a service allows your organization to build faster, deploy instantly and scale on demand without managing servers. Gain the flexibility to deploy any language any time and to any scale. Maintain control by isolating, running and monitoring independent processes. Heroku makes it effortless. Sign up at Heroku.com.




Trapeze solves complex problems for clients. We do it by developing and maintaining deep capabilities in 3 key areas: Strategy, Creative, and Technology.

Trapeze is always looking for team players, with a slightly feverish attitude towards their work. Tell us about yourself, email us at careers@trapeze.com and http://www.trapeze.com/careers/



FreshBooks helps people get paid doing what they love to do. The fastest way to track time, organize expenses and invoice clients, FreshBooks lets you focus on your work, not your paperwork.

We build lots of Python apps, working with technologies like Pylons and SQLAlchemy, and we're always hiring - see: http://www.freshbooks.com/careers



Wave provides integrated online applications that help small business owners around the world liberate themselves from their back-office tasks, and run their businesses. We currently track more than $60 billion in small business income and spending, and have secured over $19 million in funding. Wave is based in Toronto, and has offices in Rochester, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

We like Python, Ruby, Django, and helping small businesses be successful. If you like some of those things too (especially the last one), we’re always looking for people to join the team.

Education Outreach



Shopify is very proud to be the PyCon Canada Education Outreach Sponsor, providing financial assistance to fly in programming teachers from remote areas all over Canada to PyCon to make sure the next generation of developers get the awesome learning experiences they deserve.

Shopify’s teams work on problems way beyond the typical "in the next 5 minutes, a shop is going to sell several millions in tshirts and also will be under a DDOS attack - don’t drop any money on the floor". Come see our very own Vanessa Sabino talk at PyCon to find out more!

We’d love to work with you: http://careers.shopify.com




Upverter believes in empowering the engineers who are building our future. Learn to design hardware through our circuit design and simulation tools, connect with the world's largest community of electrical engineers, showcase your work, and ultimately turn your ideas into products.




Mozilla has been a pioneer and advocate for the Web for more than a decade. We create and promote open standards that enable innovation and advance the Web as a platform for all. Today, hundreds of millions of people worldwide use Mozilla Firefox to discover, experience and connect to the Web on computers, tablets and mobile phones. The Mozilla Developer Network (developer.mozilla.org) is an open community of developers building resources for you. Discover Web tools, platform and products that empower developers to create great experiences that serve the greater good. We are Mozilla, doing good is part of our code.




Toronto PyCamp: Monday through Friday, August 12-16, 2013

PyCamp teams with the second PyCon Canada Conference! Toronto PyCamp and the PyCon Canada Conference happen on the campus of the University of Toronto. Go to the PyCon Canada weekend to see the amazing things Python can do for you, then experience a week of PyCamp.

For beginners, this ultra-low-cost Python Boot Camp makes you productive so you can get your work done quickly. PyCamp emphasizes the features which make Python a simpler and more efficient language. Following along with example Python PushUps speeds your learning process in a modern high-tech classroom. Become a self-sufficient Python developer in just five days at PyCamp!



Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

Mobile Tech



EventMobi makes it incredibly easy to create mobile apps for events to engage attendees and enhance the event experience. The simplicity and customizability of our apps have enabled over 1500 events (Disney, Intel, Olympics IOC, as examples), 2 Million users, and are served for events in 15 languages across 5 continents.

We embraced HTML5, cloud architecture and cross-platform mobile web apps before any of them were fancy buzz words! We love open source and can't wait to give back to the Python community with some upcoming projects of our own. Come and join Toronto’s fastest growing self-funded tech start-up and be part of pushing the future of web platforms.


Python Software Foundation


The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that holds the intellectual property rights behind the Python programming language. We manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python. We also run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world, and fund Python related development with our grants program and by funding special projects.

Tourism Toronto


Tourism Toronto is the official destination marketing organization for Toronto’s tourism industry. Tourism Toronto (a.k.a. Toronto Convention and Visitors Association) focuses on promoting and selling the greater Toronto region as a remarkable destination for tourists, convention delegates and business travellers. Officially operating as a not-for-profit agency, Tourism Toronto has over 1,200 members and is a partnership of public and private sectors.




BNOTIONS is a Strategic Innovation Firm, excelling in Mobile & Data. We are the partner of choice for organizations with the desire to disrupt through innovation. We deliver large and complex deployments, but are small enough to retain a boutique approach to best-in-breed quality and agility. Our proprietary approach delivers measurable, effective, data-driven product innovation, from strategy to product launch and beyond. Put simply, we help organizations of any size think and act like a start-up.

Volunteer Appreciation

O'Reilly Media


O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.


CRS Networks


CRS Networks was founded on the idea that dealing with a communications issue shouldn’t be a nightmare. We’ve taken our founders combined 40+ years of experience and simplified the ins and outs of ordering services, billing, technical support, even designing custom solutions.

Our knowledgeable staff know our systems and the engineering to keep your communication stable, secure, and straightforward. We focus on our customers, speak plain language, and know how to deliver robust solutions at the right price.


VM Farms


VM Farms is a new kind of fully managed hosting provider. Our job is to be your Ops team. We manage all aspects of your server environment: configuration, backups, monitoring, trending. If there's a problem at 3am, our team will be on it. Our goal is to get everyone back to coding and building their business, while we handle the backend system administration work.




GuruLink Inc. is a Recruitment services and software company with offices in Toronto and Montreal that specializes in Information Technology. Founded in 2002, GuruLink delivers clients and candidates services and software with the goal of simplifying the recruitment process through a mix of ever-evolving processes and proprietary technology. GuruLink's services and solutions all have one thing in common - they harness technology, industry best practices and the human factor to match great talent with great opportunities to create long lasting connections.

Real Fan Blast


Real Fan Blast is an online social network oriented service aiming to help fans in sharing their passion and bringing their fan life to the next level.

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