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We are delighted to announce that online registration is now open for PyCon Australia 2016. The seventh PyCon Australia is being held in Melbourne, Victoria from August 12th – 16th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, will draw hundreds of Python developers, enthusiasts and students from Australasia and afar.

Starting today, early bird offers are up for grabs. To take advantage of these discounted ticket rates, be among the first 90 to register. Early bird registration starts from $60 for full-time students, $190 for enthusiasts and $495 for professionals. Offers this good won’t last long, so head straight to http://2016.pycon-au.org and register right away.

We strongly encourage attendees to organise their accommodation as early as possible, as demand for cheaper rooms is very strong during the AFL season.

PyCon Australia has endeavoured to keep tickets as affordable as possible. Financial assistance is also available: for information about eligibility, head to https://2016.pycon-au.org/about/financial_assistance and apply. We are able to make such offers thanks to our Sponsors and Contributors.

To begin the registration process, and find out more about each level

of ticket, visit https://2016.pycon-au.org/register/prices


=== Important Dates to Help You Plan ===

* 22 May: Registration opens - ‘Early bird’ prices for the first 90 tickets

* 17 June: Last day to apply for financial assistance

* 26 June: Last day to purchase conference dinner tickets

* 9 July: Last day to order conference t-shirts

* 12 August: PyCon Australia 2016 begins!


=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python programming community. The seventh PyCon Australia will be held on August 12-16 2016 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 2016, 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, DevDemand.co and IRESS; and our Gold sponsors, Google Australia and Optiver. For full details of our sponsors, see our website.
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Gavin Jackson
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Home. bpython is a fancy interface to the Python interpreter for Linux, BSD, OS X and Windows (with some work). bpython is released under the MIT License. It has the following (special) features: In-line syntax highlighting; Readline-like autocomplete with suggestions displayed as you type.
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Gavin Jackson
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asyncpg - A fast PostgreSQL Database Client Library for Python/asyncio
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Gavin Jackson
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Learning the lessons of the Jupyter Notebook It's been a long time in the making, but today we want to start engaging our community with an early (pre-alpha) release of the next generation of the Jupyter Notebook application, which we...
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Gavin Jackson
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This looks really cool:
http://xon.sh/
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Hugh Fisher

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I've been working on my Python to C extension module assistant for ages now, and just added Python 3 compatibility. Which seems good enough to declare (drumbeat) ... version 1.0!

If you happen to be one of the few people who write native extension modules for Python you can grab it from:

http://bitbucket.org/hugh_fisher/fullofeels
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Gavin Jackson
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It's definitely early days still, but we're seeking launch sponsors (those lucky companies whose name appears on the website from the moment we launch our CFP) for PyCon Australia 2016, which is being held in Melbourne in August.

Sponsorship packages are available to suit a range of budgets, from indie startup to enterprise.Sponsoring PyCon Australia allows companies to boost their exposure to top tier tech talent and support the local developer community. All packages include complimentary professional-level tickets so that your staff can benefit from the conference too!

If you're not in a position to commit to sponsorship, we're also happy to get early expressions of interest, so that we can contact you again in the next few months.

The sponsor prospectus is available at: http://2016.pycon-au.org/sponsor-prospectus-2016.pdf

To become a sponsor, or for further enquiries, please contact sponsorship@pycon-au.org


=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python programming community. The seventh PyCon Australia will be held on August 12-16 2016 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 2016, visit our website at http://pycon-au.org, follow us at @pyconau or e-mail us at contact@pycon-au.org.
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Hugh Fisher

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If we need a talk for December (assuming there is a December meeting?) I can give a progress report on my Python to C translator.
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hugh, what's your current email address mate - you are entitled to a $50 gift voucher (courtesy of Redhat) for this talk, please email me at gavin.jackson@gmail.com
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Hi, I am recruiting a great web developer role in Canberra. Please check out the role here:

http://adaptiveresourcing.com.au/advertised-jobs?ja-job=2128345

This role represents a great opportunity for a Python developer interested in working on leading edge tech. This company is not a start-up; it has been developing technology for a global market for almost 20 years. It is well funded and recognised as the leader in its niche.

In this role you will be responsible for web development and the delivery, on-going success and evolution of one or more products and/or platforms.  You will work within an agile/lean environment as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering enhancements to both new and existing products.
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Gavin Jackson
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Pycon AU 2016 Talks are up!

https://www.youtube.com/user/PyConAU
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Gavin Jackson
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https://github.com/yasintoy/Slack-Gitsin

Note: CPUG has a slack channel - contact me for an invite!
Slack-Gitsin - A beautiful Slack command line interface (CLI -> uses 20mb memory).
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Hi, nice to meet you.
I am leaning to program in python, I've found this group interesting.
print('Hello')
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Help make electricity exciting today! Reposit Power is hiring a Python developer and we would love to hear from you http://www.seek.com.au/job/31228268
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Gavin Jackson
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Quite a handy list of python packages!

http://python.libhunt.com/
Your go-to Python Toolbox. A curated list of awesome Python frameworks, packages, software and resources. 610 projects organized into 123 categories.
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Gavin Jackson
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PyCon Australia 2016 is pleased to announce that its Call for Proposals is now open! See https://2016.pycon-au.org/cfp for all the details, or read on.

Proposals are being accepted for the main conference weekend, and for the preceding specialist tracks: DjangoCon AU; the Python in Education seminar; the Science & Data miniconf; and the Internet-of-Things miniconf.
The conference this year will be held from Friday 12th August to Tuesday 16th August. Miniconfs and special events are on Friday followed by the main conference on Saturday and Sunday. The final two days are developer sprints.
Important Dates
Proposal submission deadline: Sunday, 8th May
Proposal acceptance: Sunday, 29th May
PyCon Australia attracts professional developers from all walks of life, including industry, government, and science, as well as enthusiast and student developers. We’re looking for proposals for presentations and tutorials on any aspect of Python programming, at all skill levels from novice to advanced.
Presentation subjects may range from reports on open source, academic or commercial projects; or even tutorials and case studies. If a presentation is interesting and useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program. We're especially interested in short presentations that will teach conference-goers something new and useful. Can you show attendees how to use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an application?
For more information, please visit https://2016.pycon-au.org/cfp.
Thanks very much to all prospective speakers from the program committee -- we really appreciate it!
=== About PyCon Australia ===
PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python programming community. The seventh PyCon Australia will be held on August 12-16 2016 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 2016, 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, DevDemand.co and IRESS; and our Gold sponsors, Google Australia and Optiver. For full details of our sponsors, see our website.
Call for Proposals. Register and submit a proposal, or read on for more information. PyCon Australia 2016 is pleased to announce that its Call for Proposals is now open! The conference this year will be held from Friday 12th August to Tuesday 16th August. Miniconfs and special events are held on ...
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Gavin Jackson
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shellpy - A tool for convenient shell scripting in python
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Gavin Jackson
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PyCon AU 2016 is happy to announce the second of our special events, the Python in Australian Education seminar! This annual, one-day event brings together professional educators across primary, secondary and tertiary levels, as well as Python community workshop organisers, professional Python instructors, and Python developers interested in better engaging with the Australian educational community. This multi-disciplinary approach allows representatives of these groups to share their personal experiences and interests in relation to the use of Python in Australian education, and to identify areas of potential collaboration with each other and with the broader Python community.

Python is a popular “first language” for programmers young and old, especially those making the transition from graphical programming environments like Scratch to text based development. Teaching with Python also offers many opportunities to connect with the wider technology community, as Python is also frequently adopted for real world software development, being cited by IEEE Spectrum magazine as one of the top 5 most widely used programming languages in industry [1].

“The inaugural version of this event in Brisbane provided a wonderful opportunity to help foster greater collaboration between Australian educators and the Australian open source community, so it's exciting to be bringing that opportunity to Melbourne in 2016” said event co-coordinator and Python Software Foundation board member, Nick Coghlan.

Those curious as to just what this seminar is about may want to take a look at the recorded presentations from the 2015 event [2]. More information about the 2016 call for presentations and how to get involved will be circulated as we get closer to the conference. For now, block out your diaries on August 12th (or for the whole conference from August 12th to 16th), start preparing your travel plans and talking to your principal in preparation for this unique event.

[1] http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/the-2015-top-ten-programming-languages

[2] https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs4CJRBY5F1I5vuApyUXp6bLWly1E-b0s

=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python programming community. The seventh PyCon Australia will be held on August 12-16 2016 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 2016, visit our website at http://pycon-au.org, follow us at @pyconau or e-mail us at contact@pycon-au.org.
New languages enter the scene, and big data makes its mark
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Gavin Jackson
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Quick poll guys, anyone interested in a realtime chat channel?
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Yes, let's use Slack https://slack.com
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Yes, let's use irc (freenode)
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No thanks - I have work to do
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Other )please add a comment below)
33%
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Not really interested. Prefer our meetings for real time interaction. But if other people are in favour, I would not object
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