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PyCon AU 2017 starts this Thursday. The main conference days are now sold out! However, you can now buy tickets just for a tutorial and/or the Specialist Tracks. But hurry, as ticket sales close on Monday 31 July.

Tickets are still available to two of the tutorials: "Python 101" and "Build Tooling Workshop". Tutorial tickets cost $150.00 each. Tutorial tickets can be purchased on their own, or in conjunction with a Specialist Tracks ticket.

If you wish to attend the Specialist Tracks, Friday-only tickets are also available. These also cost $150.00.

In order to secure your spot, all bookings must be completed by Monday 31 July.

For more information, check out our website: https://pycon-au.org/

=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python programming community. The eighth PyCon Australia will be held on August 3-8 2017 in Melbourne, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast developers with a love for programming in Python. PyCon Australia informs the country’s developers with presentations 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 2017, visit our website at http://pycon-au.org, follow us at @pyconau 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 Sponsors, WSP Digital and IRESS, and other sponsors. For full details of our sponsors, see our website.

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PyCon Australia 2017 - https://pycon-au.org/ - Australia's national conference for users and developers of the Python programming language, will start in just under three weeks! Tickets to the conference are still available, but selling fast.

This year the conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia, from 3 - 8 August, with a jam-packed schedule.

Thursday 3rd August: Long-Form Tutorials

Friday 4th August: Specialist Tracks – Internet of Things, Science and Data, Python in Education and DjangoCon AU

Saturday 5th August: Main Conference Day One - four streams of talks. Also, DjangoGirls Workshop and PyLadies Breakfast

Sunday 6th August: Main Conference Day Two - four streams of talks

Monday 7th August: Sprints Day One (sold out)

Tuesday 8th August: Sprints Day Two (limited tickets still available)

This year includes two exciting new features: long-form tutorials and child care.

Each paid tutorial will run for 3.5 hours, including a 30 minute break. Tickets are still available to three of the tutorials: Python 101, Build Tooling Workshop and Practical Testing with Pytest. For more information, please visit: https://pycon-au.org/program/tutorials/

On-site child care, run by qualified child care workers, will be offered on the specialist track and the main conference days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Child care registration closes on Thursday 20th July. For more information, please visit: https://pycon-au.org/about/child-care/

For more information about conference ticket prices and inclusions, please see: https://pycon-au.org/attend/

=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python programming community. The eighth PyCon Australia will be held on August 3-8 2017 in Melbourne, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast developers with a love for programming in Python. PyCon Australia informs the country’s developers with presentations 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 2017, visit our website at http://pycon-au.org, follow us at @pyconau 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 Sponsors, WSP Digital and IRESS, and other sponsors. For full details of our sponsors, see our website.

PyCon Australia 2017 - https://pycon-au.org/ - the national conference for users and developers of the Python programming language, will start in just under three weeks! Tickets to the conference are still available, but selling fast.

This year the conference will take place in Melbourne, from 3 - 8 August, with a jam-packed schedule.

Thursday 3rd August: Long-Form Tutorials

Friday 4th August: Specialist Tracks – Internet of Things, Science and Data, Python in Education and DjangoCon AU

Saturday 5th August: Main Conference Day One - four streams of talks. Also, DjangoGirls Workshop and PyLadies Breakfast

Sunday 6th August: Main Conference Day Two - four streams of talks

Monday 7th August: Sprints Day One (sold out)

Tuesday 8th August: Sprints Day Two (limited tickets still available)

This year includes two exciting new features: long-form tutorials and child care.

Each paid tutorial will run for 3.5 hours, including a 30 minute break. Tickets are still available to three of the tutorials: Python 101, Build Tooling Workshop and Practical Testing with Pytest. For more information, please visit: https://pycon-au.org/program/tutorials/

On-site child care, run by qualified child care workers, will be offered on the specialist track and the main conference days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Child care registration closes on Thursday 20th July. For more information, please visit: https://pycon-au.org/about/child-care/

For more information about conference ticket prices and inclusions, please see: https://pycon-au.org/attend/

=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python programming community. The eighth PyCon Australia will be held on August 3-8 2017 in Melbourne, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast developers with a love for programming in Python. PyCon Australia informs the country’s developers with presentations 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 2017, visit our website at http://pycon-au.org, follow us at @pyconau 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 Sponsors, WSP Digital and IRESS, and other sponsors. For full details of our sponsors, see our website.

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Greetings,

PyCon Australia 2017, https://2017.pycon-au.org/, will be held in Melbourne, Australia from Thursday 3 August - Tuesday 8 August.

The PyCon Australia 2017’s Call for Proposal deadline - Sunday 7th May - is fast approaching. If you would be interested in submitting a proposal, we'd love to hear from you.

Should you wish to submit a proposal, here are a few key pieces of information to be aware of in preparing your submission.

CHILD CARE

PyCon AU 2017 is absolutely delighted to be offering child care for the first time: https://2017.pycon-au.org/about/child-care/. Child care will be offered on the specialist track and main conference days (Friday 4 August, Saturday 5 August and Sunday 6 August).

More details will be forthcoming. However, if you are considering submitting a talk to the Call for Proposals and need to know more about child care, you can contact us at contact@pycon-au.org.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED

Our Call for Proposals (CFP) page has been updated with many small clarifications and updates over the last few weeks. To ensure you have all the latest information, please review: https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/cfp/

PROPOSAL TIPS, ADVICE AND EXAMPLES

In previous years, we have had numerous requests for more information containing advice about what makes for a good proposal submission and real examples from good submissions. This year we have published two such articles:
https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/proposal-tips/tips-writing-great-proposal/
https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/proposal-tips/proposal-tips-part-two/

IF YOU WOULD LIKE FEEDBACK ON YOUR PROPOSAL

We have also provided information should you wish to request feedback on your talk proposal prior to the CFP close. This information is available on our CFP page https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/cfp/ . If you scroll down, information about obtaining feedback is located towards the bottom of the CFP page.

If you have any questions, queries or comments, please get in touch. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via program@pycon-au.org.

Kind Regards,
Tennessee Leeuwenburg
PyCon Australia 2017 Program Chair
https://2017.pycon-au.org/
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Our sponsorship team has asked us to remind you that putting up a conference like ours costs money. Please consider asking whether your organisation would be interested in contributing to running PyCon Australia. The program committee and sponsorship committee are separate and make separate decisions, but the warm fuzzy feelings are shared all around. More details are available at https://2017.pycon-au.org/sponsorship.pdf

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