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PyCon Australia 2014 has revealed its programme!

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PyCon Australia is very proud to be able to reveal our programme for the 2014 conference, to be held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August 2014, following our Miniconfs on Friday 1 August.

Following a record-breaking response to our Call for Proposals, the conference will feature three full tracks of presentations, across two days, covering all aspects of the Python ecosystem, presented by experts and core developers of key Python technology. Our presenters cover a broad range of backgrounds, including industry, research, government and academia.

PyCon Australia is a great place to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in Python web technology: Django lead developer, Simon Willison will be presenting "A new default web stack". We have many experts in their fields, including CPython core developer, and Brisbane local, Nick Coghlan who will present some "elegant and ugly hacks in CPython".

As well as DjangoCon AU and the OpenStack miniconf, the main conference will feature talks on testing, deployment, and optimisation of Python-based web apps. For the first time this year we're also having a miniconf dedicated to talks on using Python in the Sciences.

This year, talks on growing the Python Community make up a large amount of our programme, with "The Curse of the Django Podcast" by Elena Williams exploring the role of community-driven media, and Anna Gerber's "PyBots! or how to learn to stop worrying and love coding" covering approaches to Python in education.

We've also made sure that beginners, or people looking to brush up on their Python skillset, have a clear path through the conference. Starting with Peter Lovett's "Python 101+" tutorial, you can rapidly enhance your knowledge of Python, and then you can attend our general stream talks to glean a snapshot of the state of the art in Python.

The full schedule for PyCon Australia 2014 can be found at http://2014.pycon-au.org/programme/schedule

Registrations for PyCon Australia 2014 are now open, with prices starting at AU$50 for students, and tickets for the general public starting at AU$220. All prices include GST, and more information can be found at http://2014.pycon-au.org/register/prices

We're looking forward to seeing this excellent programme brought to life at PyCon Australia 2014, in Brisbane, this August.

About PyCon Australia

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python Programming Community. The fifth PyCon Australia will be held on August 1--5, 2014 in Brisbane, 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 2014, visit our website at http://pycon-au.org or e-mail us at contact@pycon-au.org.

PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia (www.linux.org.au) and acknowledges the support of our Platinum Sponsors, Red Hat, and Eventbrite; and our Gold sponsors, Google Australia and Netbox Blue. For full details of our sponsors, see our website.