From: Richard Jones on 22 Apr 2010 00:28
Here's some updates for PyCon Australia 2010, to be held at the Sydney
Masonic Center over the weekend of June 26 and 27.
1. Registration is now open
2. Keynotes announced
3. Call For Proposals proceeds
4. Several sponsors confirmed
Please pass this message on to those you feel will find it
Registration Is Now Open
We offer two levels of registration for PyCon Australia 2010:
Full (Early Bird) - $165
This is the registration rate for regular attendees. We're
offering a limited Early Bird rate for the first 50 to
registration. Once the Early Bird slots are filled
registration will increase to $220.
Full registration includes one seat at the conference dinner
on Saturday night.
Student - $44
For students able to present a valid student card we're offering
this reduced rate. Student registrations do not include a seat
at the conference dinner.
Additional seats at the conference dinner may be purchased for $77
All prices include GST.
Information about the registration process is on the PyCon Australia
Register here: http://pycon-au.org/reg
We're pleased to announce the keynote line-up for PyCon Australia 2010.
Saturday: Mark Pesce
"Mark Pesce, one of the early pioneers in Virtual Reality is a
writer, researcher and teacher. The co-inventor of VRML, he is
the author of five books and numerous papers on the future of
technology." - Wikipedia
Saturday evening dinner: Anthony Baxter
Anthony Baxter has been involved in the open source community
for more than a decade, largely working in Python and on
Python. He's working for Google now.
Sunday: Nick Hodge
Nick Hodge is a Professional Geek at Microsoft in Australia.
Professional Geek is a polite way of saying he does stuff with
software running on computers. Previously, he has worked for
Adobe and Apple.
Call For Proposals
We've had a great response to the Call For Proposals but there's
still time left and plenty of program to fill.
Presentation subjects may range from reports on open source,
academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies.
As long as a presentation is interesting and potentially useful
to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in
We're especially interested in short presentations that will teach
conference-goers something new and useful. Can you show attendees
how to use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package
Submit your proposal here: http://pycon-au.org/cfp
We have confirmed several sponsors for the conference:
Gold: Microsoft <http://www.microsoft.com.au/>
Silver: Anchor <http://anchor.com.au/>
Silver: Thousand Parsec Project <http://thousandparsec.net/>
In Kind: Linux Australia <http://linux.org.au/>
Thanks to our sponsors for helping make the event a reality.
PyCon Australia 2010