For immediate release
24 September 2010
Major IT players support Python Conference 2010
Over 150 computer programming enthusiasts are set to meet at the Kiwi PyCon 2010 conference on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands in Waitangi.
Python, a programming language used throughout the world, has a massive following and Python conferences are held around the globe. Kiwi PyCon is New Zealand's Python community coming together and will cover the use of Python in the scientific, web, mobile, gaming, and animation fields.
The event has garnered notable support, with Catalyst IT and Microsoft as major sponsors and many other well known companies and organisations including the Python Software Foundation, Plone Foundation, Atlassian, Enthought, Tait Radio Communications, Apress, Packt Publishing, O'Reilly, ThinkGeek, Amazon Web Services, Wingware, ANZTB, Mozilla and ActiveState all backing the conference.
Organised by the New Zealand Python User Group Inc.(NZPUG), it promises to bring together developers, designers and business people who will listen to industry speakers. US-based Jacob Kaplan-Moss, creator of "Django", a successful and widely used web application framework along
with Anthony Baxter, long-time release manager of Python from Melbourne are keynote speakers for the event.
Kiwi PyCon 2010 topics will include:
• “How Python is influencing neuroscience research"
• Microsoft (Australia) showing how they support Python on their "Azure" platform
• Amazon web service
• Gmail gadgets
• "Going Global : Using Best Effort Translation To Create Multilingual Web Apps"
• Python and Java
• Python in Astronomy
Another guest speaker for the conference is Matt Provost, Systems Manager at Weta Digital, five-time Academy award winning visual effects facility located in Wellington. Matt will speak about "Python in the Datacentre", as he manages all Weta Digital servers, storage and networking which occupies five positions on the Top 500 Supercomputer list.
Danny Adair, NZPUG's founding president said “Python is used everywhere, and for anyone interested in or using the language, our annual conference is the place to be.” Kiwi PyCon 2010 registrations are now open. To make your booking for the conference or for more information
For media or conference enquiries please contact:
Danny Adair, NZPUG President
Phone: (09) 9555 101
Proposal Due date: November 1st, 2010
Conference Site: http://us.pycon.org/2011/
PyCon is back! With a rocking new website, a great location and
more Python hackers and luminaries under one roof than you could
possibly shake a stick at. We've also added an "Extreme" talk
track this year -- no introduction, no fluff -- only the pure
PyCon 2011 will be held March 9th through the 17th, 2011 in Atlanta,
Georgia. (Home of some of the best southern food you can possibly
find on Earth!) The PyCon conference days will be March 11-13,
preceded by two tutorial days (March 9-10), and followed by four
days of development sprints (March 14-17).
PyCon 2011 is looking for proposals for the formal presentation
tracks (this includes "extreme talks"). A request for proposals for
poster sessions and tutorials will come separately.
Want to showcase your skills as a Python Hacker? Want to have
hundreds of people see your talk on the subject of your choice? Have
some hot button issue you think the community needs to address, or have
some package, code or project you simply love talking about? Want to
launch your master plan to take over the world with Python?
PyCon is your platform for getting the word out and teaching something
new to hundreds of people, face to face.
In the past, PyCon has had a broad range of presentations, from reports
on academic and commercial projects, tutorials on a broad range of
subjects, and case studies. All conference speakers are volunteers and
come from a myriad of backgrounds: some are new speakers, some have been
speaking for years. Everyone is welcome, so bring your passion and your
code! We've had some incredible past PyCons, and we're looking to you to
help us top them!
Online proposal submission is open now! Proposals will be accepted
through November 10th, with acceptance notifications coming out by
January 20th. To get started, please see the speaker details page.
Videos of talks from previous years are on the Miro community site.
See this explanation
for more information on "Extreme Talks."
We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
Please also note - registration for PyCon 2011 will also be capped at a
maximum of 1,500 delegates, including speakers. When registration opens
(soon), you're going to want to make sure you register early! Speakers
with accepted talks will have a guaranteed slot.
- November 1st, 2010: Talk proposals due.
- December 15th, 2010: Acceptance emails sent.
- January 19th, 2010: Early bird registration closes.
- March 9-10th, 2011: Tutorial days at PyCon.
- March 11-13th, 2011: PyCon main conference.
- March 14-17th, 2011: PyCon sprints days.