Hi everyone, and thanks for making our first ever Python Adelaide a
success! There's a few quick things I want to share with you.
First, a quick thank you to Matt Magin for making this happen and being our
first speaker, Mark Foreman for his lightning talk at such short notice,
Romana Challans for arranging the venue and also volunteering to speak, and
Miriam Hochwald and Dylan Jay for their super useful advice.
Second, we'd love to know how we went! If you've got any feedback or
suggestions for us, good or bad, you can drop it in our Google Form
feedback box—you can be anonymous if you like! Here's the link:
Third, we need another speaker for next month! Up on the Python Adelaide
website you'll now find a list of all the ideas we brainstormed on
Wednesday night, plus a submission form to add your talk idea to our list.
Please throw as many talk ideas at us as you like; we want to program
Python Adelaide to be interesting to our entire community, across all skill
levels, specialties and interests, and the more talk ideas we have to
choose from the better we can do that. Here's the link:
Finally, keep in touch online! We're on Meetup.com, we have a chat room on
Discord, and we have an email list. They're all linked on the Python
Adelaide home page: http://pythonadelai.de/
Thank you again, and see you in May!
PyCon AU 2017’s Call for Proposal deadline - Sunday 7th May - is fast
approaching. We need your submissions now!
There are a few key pieces of information to be aware of in preparing your
PyCon AU 2017 is absolutely delighted to be offering child care for the
first time: https://2017.pycon-au.org/about/child-care/. Child care will
be offered on the specialist track and main conference days (Friday 4
August, Saturday 5 August and Sunday 6 August).
More details will be forthcoming. However, if you are considering
submitting a talk to the Call for Proposals and need to know more about
child care, you can contact us at contact(a)pycon-au.org.
Call for Proposals - page has been updated
Our Call for Proposals (CFP) page has been updated with many small
clarifications and updates over the last few weeks. To ensure you have all
the latest info, please review: https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/cfp/
Proposal Tips, Advice and Examples
In previous years, we have had numerous requests for more information
containing advice about what makes for a good proposal submission and real
examples from good submissions. This year we have published two such
If You Would Like Feedback On Your Proposal
We have also provided information should you wish to request feedback on
your talk proposal prior to the CFP close. This information is available on
our CFP page (https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/cfp/). If you scroll down,
information about obtaining feedback is located towards the bottom of the
If you have any questions, queries or comments, we’d love you to get in
touch. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via program(a)pycon-au.org.
PyCon AU 2017 Program Chair
Our sponsorship team has asked us to remind you that putting up a
conference like ours costs money. Please consider asking whether your
organisation would be interested in contributing to running PyCon
Australia. The program committee and sponsorship committee are separate and
make separate decisions, but the warm fuzzy feelings are shared all around.
More details are available at https://2017.pycon-au.org/sponsorship.pdf
Unfortunately, Romana is quite unwell and won't be able to present her talk
on NLTK tomorrow; instead she'll be presenting it next month.
As a result, we'll have Matt Magin presenting on *Django Channels*,
followed by *lightning talks, plus an open discussion* on where Python
Adelaide should go: what kinds of talks, other activities, etc.
If you're not familiar with lightning talks, here are the rules:
- Talks run for up to *five minutes*
- *Five minutes* is the maximum talk length
- After *five minutes*, you have to stop talking
That's it. Any topic you like; it doesn't even need to be directly
Python-related. If you can't think of a topic there's a bunch of ideas on
our website here: http://pythonadelai.de/pages/speaking.html
See you tomorrow,
PS: If you're new to speaking, lightning talks are a really good way to get
your feet wet!
PPS: Remember, the PyCon Australia Call for Proposals is open now, and
closes May 7th! If you're thinking of speaking at PyCon AU, a short
lightning talk is a great way to test out a topic, and a full-length talk
at a future Python Adelaide meetup is a great way to test your material
before you take it to the big smoke in Melbourne!
A few weeks ago, my colleague Matt and I sent a few emails around to this
and a few other lists, gathering interest in a Python User Group in
Adelade. As a result, it's now happening!
When and Where: The 4th Wednesday of every month, starting the 26th of
April, opening at 6.30pm with talks starting at 7pm. We'll be meeting in
the CBD, at the Victoria Square campus of Flinders University, located on
the corner of Victoria Square and Flinders Street.
Format: We're starting with presentations—to get the ball rolling, this
month Matt Magin will speak on Django Channels, and Romana Challans on NLTK.
If people are interested we could organise some pizzas, and afterwards
there's the opportunity to move to a nearby bar for some social drinks if
desired. We've heard a fair bit of interest in both participating in and
organising other activities as well, which we hope to do once we're up and
Presenters: If you have something you'd like to share with us next month,
please let us know! It could be a 5-minute lightning talk, a full 25-minute
presentation or something in between, on any topic of interest to people
that use Python.
Online: We've set up a few online spaces; we'll be using these for
announcements so make sure you join!
- There's basic info on http://pythonadelai.de/, as well as a
WebCalendar feed at webcal://pythonadelai.de/static/calendar.ics.
- Get details and RSVP to meetups on
- Chat on Discord which you can join here: https://discord.gg/7tmNvCE
(If you've never used it, Discord is like Slack, but a bit better suited
for public communities.)
- Mailing list at python-adelaide(a)python.org which you can subscribe to
- Announcements on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pythonadelaide
Access and Inclusion: We want to make Python Adelaide as accessible to
everyone as we can! The building is wheelchair-accessible and close to
public transport. We don't yet have a solution for childcare but it's
something we want to address in the future. If lack of access to childcare
is preventing you from attending, or you can think of other ways we can
make Python Adelaide more accessible, we'd love to hear from you: chat to
us in #planning on Discord or shoot us an email.
Conduct: We have a Code of Conduct, adapted from and identical in spirit to
the one used at PyCon AU and Linux.conf.au since 2011, which will apply at
the meetup and to our online spaces:
If you have any feedback, either now or after the 26th, please don't
hesitate to let myself or Matt know!
See you next week,