Richard Jones' Log: PyCon Australia 2011 - Registration Open and CFP Almost Over

Fri, 29 Apr 2011

A reminder that the Call for Proposals for PyCon Australia 2011 will be closing soon. We've had some great proposals so far, but there is still time left and program to fill.

PyCon Australia is Australia's only conference dedicated exclusively to the Python programming language, and will be held at the Sydney Masonic Center over the weekend of August 20 and 21. See below for more information and updates on:

  1. Call For Proposals
  2. Registration is Open
  3. More Sponsors Announced

Please share this message on to those you feel may be interested.

Call For Proposals

The deadline for proposal submission is the 2nd of May. That's only a few days away!

We are looking for proposals for talks on all aspects of Python programming from novice to advanced levels; applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organisation. 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?

We welcome first-time speakers; we are a community conference and we are eager to hear about your experience. If you have friends or colleagues who have something valuable to contribute, twist their arms to tell us about it! Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel may be interested.

The earlier you submit your proposal, the more time we will have to review and give you feedback before the program is finalised.

Speakers receive free registration for the conference, including a seat at the conference dinner. Don't miss out, submit your proposal today!

Registration is Open

We offer three levels of registration for PyCon Australia 2011:

Corporate - $440
If your company is paying for you to attend PyCon, please register at the corporate rate. You'll be helping to keep the conference affordable for all, especially for students and those needing financial aid. Government employees should also register at the corporate rate.
Full (Early Bird) - $165
This is the registration rate for regular attendees. We are offering a limited Early Bird rate for the first 50 registrations until the end of May. Once the Early Bird period ends, or when all Early Bird slots are filled, registration will increase to $198. 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.

More Sponsors Announced

We are delighted to announce that ComOps has joined as a Gold Sponsor. Thank you to the following companies for their continuing support of Python and for helping to make PyCon Australia 2011 a reality:

Gold: Google
Gold: Microsoft
Gold: ComOps

Silver: Anchor
Silver: Enthought
Silver: Python Software Foundation

Thanks also to Linux Australia, who provide the overarching legal and organisational structure for PyCon Australia.