Programme Overview

Friday 5 July


Kenneth Reitz at PyCon Australia 2012
  • When: 9am--5:30pm (registration opens 8am)
  • Where: Derwent Room, Wrest Point Hotel
  • What: The warm-up act -- two single-track conferences, going in-depth on key Python projects. Morning and afternoon tea, and also a light lunch provided.

In 2013, before the main event kicks off, we're welcoming two new mini-conferences on the Friday 5 July.

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 Aptira.


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CodeWars PyCon AU 2011
  • When: 7pm (registration opens 6pm)
  • Where: Boardwalk Gallery, Wrest Point Convention Centre
  • What: Social event, snacks provided, drinks available for purchase

Help a Nigerian Prince discover a client's credit card number. Build a social network for rioters in London.

Seriously technical, seriously irreverent, and seriously fun. Teams at CodeWars compete against each other to solve technology problems that really matter. Starting with an open round, teams of up to four compete against each other for the right to progress to the final tournament. The semi-finals see one team competing against another to solve a problem - watch as they write their code on the big screen, and devise test cases to break their code.

The top teams from the semi-final progress to the grand final, where their product development skills will be put to the test. Solve a real problem, for real people, and pitch it to the gathered audience. The team that wins will be crowned CodeWars Champion for 2012.

We'll be supplying the snacks, and there'll be a bar well-stocked with drinks. So make this your opportunity to meet new friends, and crush your new-found opposition!

Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July

PyCon Australia 2013

Nick Hodge
  • When: 9am--5:40pm (registration opens at 8:00am Saturday)
  • Where: Wrest Point Convention Centre
  • What: The main event. Morning and afternoon tea, and also a light lunch provided.

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.

PyCon Australia Dinner

  • When: drinks start at 6:30pm
  • Where: Tasman Room, Wrest Point Convention Centre
  • What: The conference dinner. 1 ticket is included free with Enthusiast and Professional tickets.

Unwind after a long day learning about the latest that Python has to offer at our annual conference dinner.

Monday 8 July and Tuesday 9 July

PyCon Australia Sprints

  • When: 9am--11:59pm (stay for as long as you like)
  • Where: Derwent Room, Wrest Point Hotel
  • What: Open source development sprints. Morning and afternoon tea, and lots of coffee provided.

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.