Revealing the PyCon Australia 2013 Programme

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Now that we've announced both of our keynote presenters, PyCon Australia is very proud to be able to reveal the rest of the programme for the 2013 conference, to be held on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2013, following DjangoCon AU and the PyCon AU OpenStack Miniconf on Friday 5 July 2013 in Hobart, Tasmania.

Following a record-breaking 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 technology.

Our keynote presenters, Alex Gaynor, software engineer at Rdio and core contributor to many Python open source projects, and Tennessee Leeuwenburg, software engineer at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology 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: Django lead developer, Jacob Kaplan-Moss will be presenting on Building secure web apps: Python vs the OWASP Top 10. As well as DjangoCon AU, the main conference will feature talks on testing, deployment, and optimisation of Python-based web apps.

For the first time, we've packed out an entire stream of talks on using Python in the Sciences. Centred around Edward Schofield's tutorial, Modern scientific computing and big data analytics in Python, there are also talks on the amazingly versatile IPython Notebook, and the Pandas numerical library.

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 102 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 2013 can be found at http://2013.pycon-au.org/programme/schedule/saturday

Registrations for PyCon Australia 2013 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://2013.pycon-au.org/register/prices

We're looking forward to seeing this excellent programme brought to life at PyCon Australia 2013, in Hobart, in July.

About PyCon Australia

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python Programming Community. The fourth PyCon Australia will be held on July 5--7, 2013 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 2013, 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 sponsor: Australian Computer Society (Tasmanian Branch) (www.acs.org.au); and our Gold Sponsors, Google Australia (www.google.com.au), the Tasmanian Government Department of Economic Development, and TasICT. For full details of our sponsors, see our website.