PyCon Australia needs volunteers!

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With just ten days until the start of PyCon Australia 2013, it’s time for us to call for volunteers -- we need your support to make PyCon AU a huge success. Over the course of the conference we will be needing session chairs, people to man the registration desk and general volunteers.

Session chairs and only need to commit to being in one room between two breaks (e.g. from the end of morning tea through the beginning of lunch). You can take up these roles and still see all of the talks in one room for a session -- just nominate which sessions you'd be happy to chair in your reply and we'll try to allocate you to them.

Session chairs are responsible for managing one room for a block of presentations between two breaks. Their job is to:

  • Introduce the speakers
  • Keep speakers on time
  • Ensure the session is kept in order
  • Passing the audience microphone to questioners (this helps make sure our video recordings are of a very high quality).

Our registration desk will be open on Friday morning, Friday night and Saturday morning.

We need four volunteers to make short work of the 300+ delegates that we are expecting. Outside of those rush hours we’d like to keep the desk manned to answer delegate queries and deal with late check-ins.

Finally, any volunteers who can be on call throughout the conference to assist the organisers would be greatly appreciated.

For those who can make it, we plan on running a briefing session on Friday afternoon, sometime around 1:00pm (time to be confirmed).

If you're interested in volunteering for any of the roles that we've described above, please reply to contact@pycon-au.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

--PyCon AU 2013 Organising team.