I don't mean to derail this thread too much, but it makes me sad to see PyCon move to the west coast. Basically all of the conferences are already there and PycCon was one of the best conferences on the east coast.
Though, to be fair, all of the conferences are their for good reason.
I remember feeling that way when I submitted a successful bid to bring PyCon to Atlanta, GA, having lived in Atlanta and run the Atlanta Python User Group. I believe our main competitor was the Bay Area and we "won". It turns out Atlanta was pretty cool, it had a walkable city, etc.
Now that I live in the Bay Area, I have to admit, I like that it is now in my backyard again :)