Choosing a date¶
PyCon Ireland’s (second and third) has been held on the second weekend of October because:-
- Avoid clashing with GAA finals at the end of September which can sometimes bleed into early October.
- Try to avoid Octocon which has its own con on either second or third weekend of October.
- Avoid Gaelcon - Ireland’s largest gaming convention on October Bank Holiday Weekend.
Things to note when picking dates:
- Not clashing with other PyCons, check PyCon Events Calendar
- Not clashing with local geek events (check EventBrite, Lanyrd, Eventsden, techevents.ie, etc.) 
- July - Summer vacation for many, and students are off college. This is also peak period for travelling and accommodation.
- September to early November are conference months. Late November and December will be going into Christmas party period.
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