Are you trying to convince your manager to send you to DjangoCon US? Send them the email below to convince them.
Dear [manager's name],
[Company] has been using Django for about [period of time], and during this time our code quality, test coverage, and user experience [or insert other improvements] have been greatly improved. But Django holds more potential for our team, and I think we can make many more improvements to our codebase with other Django tools and libraries.
DjangoCon US, the North American conference for Django developers, is quickly approaching in Spokane, WA, from August 13-18, and we should not pass up the chance to attend. This conference presents a unique opportunity to learn from Django developers from all over the world and discuss how we could be using Django in innovative ways. Out of the 40 talks on the program, I am most looking forward to attending [talk #1] and [talk #2] because they would provide immediate benefit to our team.
Here is a breakdown of my costs to attend:
After attending DjangoCon US, I would submit a summary that will include links to the conference videos that would most benefit our team and my recommendations for how we can implement what I learned. I hope you understand why attending DjangoCon US would be great for me and [organization]! You can learn more about DjangoCon US by visiting https://2017.djangocon.us/.
Thank you for your consideration,
If there are further questions that your manager may have that you don’t have the answer to, we’re happy to try! Send us an email at email@example.com. We want to see you in Spokane for DjangoCon US 2017!
Talks are available on a wide variety of subjects. We have 40 talks on our schedule, and here are some you might be particularly excited about attending:
Sprints are happening during two completely free days directly after the main conference. Programmers work intensively together on special projects, with the aid of other experts in the community. They are also great for learning and trading skills.
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DjangoCon provides a great opportunity for Django enthusiasts and experts to meet, network, and share experiences and best practices. The quantity of training sessions mixed with case studies and networking opportunities provides a huge ROI for employers who want to help employees improve their technical chops quickly and efficiently.Rikki Endsley
Keynote Speaker for DjangoCon US 2015, Opensource.com
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The biggest obvious benefit to employees is being exposed to the conference material. The larger, but less obvious, benefit is the community interactions and connections your employees will make. Have a problem with a library? It's possible your employee knows one of the core maintainers or someone else who uses it and can reach out for some quick advice that simply isn't possible without the human connection.Frank Wiles
DSF President and Founder of REVSYS