Pycon India - Call for Proposals extended to July 10

The last date for the Call for Proposals for Pycon India 2011, has been extended to July 10, 2011, in order to provide more time for authors to prepare and submit talk and tutorial proposals.

If you haven't submitted a talk proposal, go over to Pycon India 2011 CFP page to submit your proposal today!

Pycon India is scheduled to be conducted at Pune, India from September 16-18 2011.

PyCon Australia 2011: Sprints

We have confirmed arrangements for two days of Sprints following PyCon Au this year.  This will be a great opportunity to contribute to the Python ecosystem under the guidance of experienced developers, so bring your laptops!

PyCon Australia is Australia's only conference dedicated exclusively to the Python programming language, and will be held at the Sydney Masonic Center over the weekend of August 20 and 21. See below for more information and updates on:

    1. Post-Conference Sprints
    2. Thanks to our Sponsors

Please pass this message on to those you feel may be interested.

Post-Conference Sprints

We are taking up the global PyCon tradition of post-conference sprints this year at PyCon Au.

A Sprint is an opportunity for people to get together and do focussed development on a project in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Experienced developers will be on hand to help newcomers get started, so bring your laptops and take this opportunity to contribute to the Python ecosystem!

The sprints will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of August at the Sydney Masonic Center.  Sprint leaders and topics so far include:

Nick Coghlan:
Python core development
Audrey Roy/Danny Greenfeld:
Django and/or Packaginator
Richard Jones:
Python Package Index
For more information and updates see: http://www.pycon-au.org/2011/sprints/
Please register your interest by emailing pycon-reg@pycon-au.org.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Thanks once again to the following companies for their continuing support of Python and for helping to make PyCon Australia 2011 a reality:

   Gold:  Google                          <http://www.google.com.au/>
   Gold:  ComOps                          <http://www.comops.com.au/>

   Silver:  Anchor                        <http://anchor.com.au/>
   Silver:  Enthought                     <http://www.enthought.com/>
   Silver:  Python Software Foundation    <http://www.python.org/psf/>
   Silver:  WingWare                      <http://www.wingware.com/>
   Silver:  Superior Recruitment          <http://superiorrecruitment.com.au/>

Thanks also to Linux Australia, who provide the overarching legal and organisational structure for PyCon Australia.


PyCon AU gender diversity grants for women in Python!

PyCon AU is pleased to announce that it will be offering two gender diversity delegate grants to women who wish to attend PyCon AU in 2011. These grants will both cover full registration costs; in addition, one of the grants will cover up to $AUD500 of travel and accommodation costs for a woman living outside of the Sydney region to attend.

These grants aim to reduce the financial barriers to attending PyCon AU 2011, by subsidising the registration and travel costs of people from diverse groups, who contribute in important ways to the Python community.

More information can be found at http://pycon-au.org/2011/grants/


In order to be eligible for one of the grants, you must be:
  • a woman, aged 18 or older
  • professional, hobbyist or student interested in, or currently working in Python-related fields or projects
  • planning to attend both days of PyCon AU 2011
In order to be eligible for the travel and accommodation grant, you must additionally:
  • live further than 150 km from the conference venue.
(If you are unsure, please visit http://maps.google.com.au/maps/place?q=66+Goulburn+St,+Sydney,+NSW+2000 and use the "Get Directions" link in the upper left-hand corner to calculate the driving distance from your place of residence to the venue.)

More information can be found at http://pycon-au.org/2011/grants/

Award Amount

Both selected grant recipients will receive a free Full registration to PyCon AU (including a seat at the conference dinner on Saturday night), worth $198.

In addition, the recipient of the travel and accommodation grant will be reimbursed up to $500 in travel and accommodation costs.

More information can be found at http://pycon-au.org/2011/grants/


Applications for the gender diversity delegates grants are open now, and will close on 8th of July. We will notify all successful recipients of their award by 15th of July so that you can have ample time to complete your travel plans.

More information can be found at http://pycon-au.org/2011/grants/

EuroSciPy 2011 - Early Bird Registration is Open

The registration for the EuroSciPy conference August 25 - 28, 2011 in Paris is open.

The early bird rate will be available until Sunday July 24, 2011.
The standard fee is 100 euros. Speakers, individuals and people from academia
get a reduced fee of 50 euros. The tutorials over two days cost the same
(100 euros standard, 50 euros reduced).

After Sunday July 24, 2011 fees will double. So hurry to register and
take advantage of the early bird rate.

PyCon DE 2011 - Tutorial-Program

The program of tutorials at PyCon DE 2011 is finalized.
There are 12 three-hour tutorials covering a wide range of Python topics such
as Python for newbies, web development, algorithms, tests, data analysis,
databases or Cython.

The instructors are all experienced Python developers with profound
knowledge in Python as well as their special domain. They can answer
even challenging questions. The tutorial day is an amazing opportunity to
deepen your Python knowledge.


PyCon India 2011 - Seeking Sponsors

PyCon India 2011, the one and only conference for Python programming enthusiasts in India, is seeking sponsors from India and abroad. The conference is scheduled to be conducted in Pune, India from Sep 16-18 2011.

Interested parties can reach out on the Pycon India mailing list or email the organizers directly.


PyCon Finland 2011 Call For Proposals

PyCon Finland will take place October 17-18 in Turku. The first day will feature presentations and the second is reserved for sprints.

We are currently accepting proposals for both talks and sprints. If you would like to give a presentation, organize a sprint or see presentations on a particular topic, please see instructions at http://www.python.fi/pyconfi. The deadline for proposals is the 1st of August. The organizers will notify accepted presenters and sprint coordinators by 14th of August.

The presentation slots will be 40 minutes + 10 minutes of discussion at the end. Shared sessions are also possible. The language for the presentations should be English to encourage international participation.

We are also looking for sponsors for the event. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Python Finland at hallitus@python.fi for details about sponsorship packages.


EuroSciPy 2011 - Program Published

The 4th EuroSciPy will be held August 25 - 28, 2011 in Paris, France.

It is a cross-disciplinary gathering focused on the use and development of the Python language in scientific research. This event strives to bring together both users and developers of scientific tools, as well as academic research and state of the art industry.

The program of tutorials, talks and poster presentations has been published. There will be 11 tutorials, 18 talks and 25 poster presentations as well as lightning talks. The topics include quantum physics, CFD simulations, computational chemistry, climate change, biology, machine learning, geostatistics and many more.


PyCon DE 2011 - Call For Proposals

The first PyCon DE will be held October 4-9, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.

The conference language will be German. Talks in English are possible. Please
contact us for details.

The call for proposals is now open. Please submit your talk by June 30, 2011
There are two types of talks: standard talks (20 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A) and
long talks (45 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A).

More details about the call can be found on the PyCon DE website.