Program sneak peek

6 June 2017

Ticket sales are not yet open, but we expect them to open within the next week or so. In the mean time, this list of accepted talks may help if your manager needs some convincing as to the relevance of attending PyCon Australia! (Some of these may appear in specialist tracks on Friday.) These are all following the Thursday tutorials on Python 101, testing, build tooling and Bayesian inference and machine learning.

  • "Horrors of Distributed Systems" by Andrew Godwin
  • "Hot reloading Python web-servers at scale" by Chenyang Wu
  • "Python in Primary School" by Emily de la Pena
  • "How to write a container daemon in Python" by Anthony Shaw
  • "Covered in Bees! Deploying an app to 6 platforms in 20 minutes" by Russell Keith-Magee
  • "Concurrency and Parallelism From The Ground Up" by Amber Brown
  • "Secrets of a WSGI master" by Graham Dumpleton
  • "Time is an illusion" by Dave Collins
  • "Teaching Python: Adapting to Diversity" by Margot Phillipps
  • "Front-end integration testing for back-end developers" by Nick Coghlan
  • "Messy Sensor Data: A Programmer’s Cleaning Guide" by Xavier Ho
  • "Passing the Baton: Succession planning for your project" by VM (Vicky) Brasseur
  • "We're no strangers to VoIP: Building the National Rick Astley Hotline" by Paul '@pjf' Fenwick
  • "Learn by Doing: Getting Students into FOSS" by Josh Simmons
  • "Harnessing the APIs you didn't know existed" by Katie Bell
  • "MicroPython Energy Monitoring" by Joel Stanley
  • "Visualising data in Python" by Clare Sloggett
  • "Building the next-generation Conversational AI with Python and Deep Learning" by David Low Jia Wei
  • "Let's Run Python on a Supercomputer" by David Perry
  • "Improving Your Documentation: A talk for developers who want to write stuff good" by Charelle Collett
  • "iPad App Development with Python" by Chris Robinson
  • "PEP 498: The Monologue" by Mariatta Wijaya

Other topics covered include profiling, web service workers, CFFI, Lego Mindstorm robots, gradual typing, microservices, serverless, mocking, asyncio, state machines, authenticaition, security, Python data structures, and so much more! Phew!!! We are so excited to bring you the full schedule in the very near future!

The prices page lists all the inclusions with each type of ticket. Employer-paid Professional tickets are $660 (once Early birds are sold out). Additionally, we invite you or your employer to consider upgrading to a Contributor✨ ticket. At $900, it includes all the perks of a Professional ticket along with exposure as a sponsor, and the warm fuzzies of knowing that you are supporting Australia's finest Python conference (and more importantly, its attendees).

For the weekend keyboard warriors who are paying their own way, Enthusiast tickets start from $360 (once Early birds are sold out). And if that figure feel like a stretch too, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance. Keep your eye on that page for when applications open; they will close at the end of June. We don't want anyone attending the conference to be so stressed about money that they can't enjoy it.

It's just eight weeks to PyCon Australia, so get excited!