So, I've been mentoring for some of the Fedora projects a la the GNOME Outreach Program for Women and I realized today that I'd actually met one of the applicants before in person at the Sprints at PyCon 2012. She could only stop in to say "Hi" and couldn't participate though; she was caring for an infant at the time. (Her husband did get to participate).
Since the sprints are where you can build real relationships with upstream(s), develop skills, become inspired, have an impact, find a role model, be a role model, etc.. I thought it would be good for the conference (or some sponsors) to provide quality, on-site childcare at the sprints. I wrote to pycon-organizers and stuff seems to be moving ahead. @jessenoller tweeted:
PyCon US 2013 Survey: 'Would You Use Subsidized Childcare at PyCon?' http://bit.ly/V0g5jf
A survey. Nice!