Programme sneak peek

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With tickets sales having opened just 10 days ago, we are thrilled that already a quarter are sold. Of course, most of these were part of the early bird rush, which flew past in less than 48 hours. Amazing!

We are now well underway in assembling the programme, which will be jam-packed with more than 70 informative and entertaining talks and tutorials. It will take us another week or so to get the final speaker confirmations and assemble the most painful challenge to quantum mechanics (that thing where there are three talks you want to see at the same time)...but in the mean time... here is a sneak peek of what you can expect. (Some of these may appear in miniconf and specialist events on Friday.)

  • Hear no evil, see no evil, patch no evil: Or, how to monkey-patch safely by Graham Dumpleton
  • The Power ⚡️ and Responsibility 😓 of Unicode Adoption ✨ by Katie McLaughlin
  • From Flying Circus to Holy Grail: Migrating the Twilio API from PHP to Python by Sam Kitajima-Kimbrel
  • Designing Hardware with Python - A story of the HDMI2USB.tv project by Timothy Ansell
  • Taking Django beyond HTTP by Andrew Godwin
  • Building brains by Paula Sanz-Leon
  • Predicting the TripleJ Hottest 100 With Python by Justin Warren
  • Django Reduxed by Saket Bhushan
  • A Girls Guide To Growing A Moustache with Python by Heidi Baxter
  • Turning stories into websites by Donna Benjamin
  • Geoscience Big Data Computing with Python by Fei Zhang
  • Empowering X.509 Certificate Management with Python by Marlon Dutra
  • Graphing when your Facebook friends are awake by Alexander Hogue
  • So you want to make a screencast? by Caleb Hattingh
  • Data Science Design Patterns by Tennessee Leeuwenburg
  • Teaching programming in undergraduate psychology by Damien Mannion
  • Error handling without fear by Martin Matusiak
  • Ruruki in-memory graph database by Jenda Mudron
  • Django - Customise your SQL by Josh Smeaton
  • OpenBMC: Boot your server with Python by Joel Stanley
  • Python for Bioinformatics for learning Python by Martin Schweitzer
  • A Bird, A Guitarist And A Raised Platform Walk Into A Bar: Comparing Wagtail, Django CMS and Mezzanine by Adam Brenecki
  • MicroPython: Embedded programming for everyone by Jim Mussared
  • Teaching geometry using Logo/Python turtle module, or how to sneak programming into maths class by Vivian Li
  • Have It Your Way: Maximizing Drive-Thru Contributions by VM (Vicky) Brasseur
  • Learning TensorFlow by Robert Layton
  • Migrating to a Serverless Web Application by Rory Hart
  • Starting fires in national parks - A proof of concept Python toolkit for effective landscape fuel hazard management by Henry Walshaw
  • Preventing Cat-astrophes with GNU MediaGoblin by Ben Sturmfels
  • Python for Water Forecasting Services by Daehyok Shin
  • CPython internals and the VM by Christopher Swenson
  • The dangerous, exquisite art of safely handing user-uploaded files by Tom Eastman
  • Big data biology for pythonistas: getting in on the genomics revolution by Darya Vanichkina
  • I wish I learnt that earlier! by Rachel Bunder
  • Functional Programming for Pythonistas by Bianca Gibson
  • GPS Tracking with Python by Caleb Hattingh
  • Working with real-time data streams in Python by Lachlan Blackhall
  • How digital agencies can invest in open-source products without going broke or insane by Greg Turner
  • ESP8266 and MicroPython by Nick Moore
  • Evaluating fire simulators using Docker, Dask and Jupyter notebooks! by Nathan Faggian
  • Pyrobuf and the Tyranny of Speed by Gregory Saunders
  • Breaking up arrays up into chunks for fun and science with Xarray and Dask by Andrew Hicks
  • Integrating Python within a School Context by Brad Nielsen
  • More testing with fewer tests by Clinton Roy

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 $560. 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 $250. And if that figure feel like a stretch too, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance. Applications close during June. We don't want anyone attending PyConAU to be so stressed about money that they can't enjoy it.

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