This year, Thumbtack was one of the sponsors of the PyCon conference. Our sponsorship got us a booth in the conference’s expo hall, and hence the opportunity to tell people what we’re all about.
Everybody with a booth wants to give visitors something to take home, which inevitably leads to the tide of mediocre schwag that barrages people at tech conferences. We certainly wanted to have something to offer, but didn’t want to be lost in the fray of t-shirts, stickers, and flyers.
Our solution: Bring something cool, and convince people to write some code before they get it.