In 2014, before the main event kicks off, we're hosting three miniconferences:
DjangoCon AU is Australia's first national gathering for developers using the Django Web Framework. Presented by the Django Software Foundation, this mini-conference will feature a day of Django-specific talks and tutorials to support the growing community of Australian Django Developers. DjangoCon AU is presented by the Django Software Foundation.
The Python on OpenStack day is a day of in-depth talks and tutorials covering the OpenStack cloud platform – one of the most important growing Open Source Python projects – for Python developers. The OpenStack Miniconf is presented by HP.
The main event. Over two days, PyCon Australia will present over 40 sessions across three tracks on all aspects of the Python ecosystem. Drawing on presenters from all around Australia and further afield, this is where Australia's Python Community gathers to learn from those who know Python.
There'll also be an opportunity to share your knowledge at with those gathered at the conference. We'll have two sessions of lightning talks: one at the end of both Saturday and Sunday. Talks can go for either 3 or 5 minutes, and are a great opportunity to share cool projects, interesting hacks, and other useful things with the Python community.
Help shape the future of Python! The sprints are a great opportunity to help contribute to projects that you use in your everyday Python work. Contribute fixes to bugs, plan and build new features, and start a lasting involvement with important Python projects.
For a project to run a sprint at PyCon Australia, a regular contributor to that project must be present at the sprints to act as a leader. We'll be putting out a formal call for sprint leaders in July, and will publish projects here as leaders sign on.
We are currently seeking sponsorship for the conference sprints. If your organisation is interested in making an active contribution to the development of open source software in Australia, see our sponsorship information page to get in contact with us.
Photo credit: Richard Jones, 2011, CC-BY.