[plug] Fwd: [Linux-aus] PyCon Australia 2012 Conference Programme Revealed!

James Bromberger james at rcpt.to
Fri Jun 15 09:56:23 WST 2012

FYI, for our Python hackers...

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Subject: 	[Linux-aus] PyCon Australia 2012 Conference Programme Revealed!
Date: 	Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:21:11 +1000
From: 	Chris Neugebauer <chrisjrn at gmail.com>
To: 	undisclosed-recipients:;

(Hobart Tasmania, 15 June 2012) With both of our keynotes announced,
PyCon Australia is very proud to be able to reveal the programme for the
2012 conference, to be held on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2012 in
Hobart, Tasmania.

Following an impressive response to our Call for Proposals the
conference will feature three full tracks of presentations and
tutorials, across two days, covering all aspects of the Python
ecosystem, presented by experts and core developers of key Python

Our keynote presenters, Mark Ramm, Engineering Manager on Juju at
Canonical [1], and Kenneth Reitz, Python lead at Heroku [2] will be
joined by a wide array of presenters covering a broad range of
backgrounds, including industry, research, government and academia.

As ever, PyCon Australia is a great place to keep up-to-date with the
latest trends in Python web technology: From Heroku, Lincoln Stoll will
be presenting on the 12 Factor Method for building software-as-a-service
apps [3]. Other web related topics include deployment and testing
techniques for Django applications and techniques for asynchronous web

There's also a wide range of talks for the rapidly growing community of
developers using Python in science. Edward Schofield's survey of the
latest developments in Python for Science and Engineering [4] will get
you up to scratch on what tools and techniques are shaping the Python
world for scientists. From there, case studies and introductory talks
will delve into all aspects of Python in science: including techniques
for handling large scientific data sets, natural language processing,
and data visualisation -- attendees working with Python in all fields of
science will gain something from PyCon Australia 2012.

Finally, for newcomers to Python looking to quickly enhance their Python
skillset, Graeme Cross' tutorials [5] in our Classroom stream will help
you to rapidly enhance your knowledge of Python -- you can then attend
our general stream talks to glean a snapshot of the state of the art in

PyCon Australia 2012 programme committee chair, Richard Jones, was
impressed with the level of response to the Call for Proposals, which
closed in early May: "We had an unprecedented response to our Call for
Proposals this year, and this has helped us to put together one of the
strongest programmes ever at PyCon Australia. There's something for
every developer working with Python in this year's programme -- be they
working in web technology, in research, or even if they're just a Python
enthusiast who wants to learn more about their favourite language."

The full schedule for PyCon Australia 2012 can be found at

Registrations for PyCon Australia 2012 are now open, with prices
starting at AU$44 for students, and tickets for the general public
starting at AU$198. All prices include GST, and more information can be
found at http://2012.pycon-au.org/register/prices

We're looking forward to seeing this excellent programme brought to life
at PyCon Australia 2012, in Hobart, in August.

[1] http://2012.pycon-au.org/media/news/24
[2] http://2012.pycon-au.org/media/news/18
[3] http://2012.pycon-au.org/schedule/59/view_talk?day=sunday
[4] http://2012.pycon-au.org/schedule/67/view_talk?day=saturday
[5] http://2012.pycon-au.org/schedule/56/view_talk?day=saturday

=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python Programming
Community. The third PyCon Australia will be held on August 18 and 19,
2012 in Hobart, Tasmania, bringing together professional, student and
enthusiast developers with a love for developing with Python. PyCon
Australia informs the country?s Python developers with presentations,
tutorials and panel sessions by experts and core developers of Python,
as well as the libraries and frameworks that they rely on.

To find out more about PyCon Australia 2012, visit our website at
http://pycon-au.org or e-mail us at contact at pycon-au.org
<mailto:contact at pycon-au.org>.

PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia (www.linux.org.au
<http://www.linux.org.au>) and acknowledges the support of our Gold
sponsors: Google Australia (www.google.com.au
<http://www.google.com.au>), and the Australian Computer Society
(Tasmanian Branch) (www.acs.org.au <http://www.acs.org.au>); our Event
partners: Kogan, and Secret Lab; and our Silver sponsors: the Python
Software Foundation, the Django Software Foundation, Anchor Systems,
99designs, Red Hat, ekit, RimuHosting, and CSIRO.

--Christopher Neugebauer
Conference Coordinator and Sponsor Liaison

PyCon Australia: Hobart 2012 -- http://2012.pycon-au.org -- @pyconau
Conference registration and accommodation deals now available! See our
website for details.

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