PyCon Australia 2010 update

Richard Jones r1chardj0n3s at
Thu Apr 22 06:28:11 CEST 2010

Hi everyone,

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:

Keynotes Announced

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
the program.

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
an application?

Submit your proposal here:

Sponsors Confirmed

We have confirmed several sponsors for the conference:

   Gold: Microsoft                <>
 Silver: Anchor                   <>
 Silver: Thousand Parsec Project  <>
In Kind: Linux Australia          <>

Thanks to our sponsors for helping make the event a reality.

    Richard Jones
    PyCon Australia 2010

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