Announcing invited speaker Solange Cunin

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Solange Cunin

The PyCon Australia 2016 team is over the moon to announce that our invited dinner speaker will be Solange Cunin.

A passionate advocate with a mission to drive student engagement with science and technology, Solange Cunin is the founder and CEO of Australian startup Quberider. Soon to graduate from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelors in Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering, Solange already boasts both space industry and startup experience and has designed satellite systems for major Australian universities. In a few months Quberider will be delivering experiments designed in Australian classrooms to the International Space Station, in an Australian first.

”Like Solange, we are passionate about engaging students with science and technology, and it’s hard to imagine a better way to exercise the grey matter than by exploring dark matter,” said Richard Jones, conference chair. “The success of the Python in Education miniconf at PyCon Australia shows that there is a lot of gravity attracting developers and educators in joining forces, and Quberider is a rising star in the constellation of new space startups.”

We can’t wait to hear Solange’s talk and find out how Quberider is using Python to inspire interest at the intersection of science and space. Will you join us at the launchpad?

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