Richard Jones' Log: PyCon Australia 2010 update

Thu, 22 Apr 2010

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 interesting.

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 each.

All prices include GST.

Information about the registration process is on the PyCon Australia website.

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:

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

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