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IRESS is a principal supplier of share market and wealth management systems in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. We produce innovative, sophisticated solutions for serious financial market and wealth management participants. We are a rapidly growing Australian based company with over 1300 staff globally. We are constantly looking for talented Python developers as Python is a language used by all development teams and is the primary development language used on our core product XPLAN.

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Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.



Optiver is a proprietary global market maker, trading on all major financial markets around the world, putting only its own capital at risk. Making markets in financial products is Optiver's core business.

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Aarnet is the Australian national research and education network that interconnects with the global network of national research and education networks (NRENs).

Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) is a national resource – a National Research and Education Network (NREN). AARNet provides unique information communications technology capabilities to enable Australian education and research institutions to collaborate with each other and their international peer communities.

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The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers. The Python Software Foundation is proud to be an active supporter of PyCon Australia and its education and community outreach programs.



Biarri is a world leader at solving business problems through intuitive SaaS solutions powered mathematical engines. We work with awesome people on rewarding and complex problems across Rail, Transportation, Telecommunications, Resources, and Healthcare delivering systems to make businesses more efficient.

If you want to find out more about the work that we do at Biarri and the technology that powers our optimisation solutions come and talk to us at Pycon!



Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene open source projects, Elastic provides real-time insights and makes massive amounts of structured and unstructured data usable for developers and enterprises. By focusing on scalability, ease-of-use, and ease-of-integration, Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana power many of the world’s leading mobile, social, consumer and business applications. Since its initial release, the open source stack has achieved more than 20 million cumulative downloads.



Red Hat's mission is to be the catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners creating better technology the open source way. Free and open source creates better software. That's why Red Hat collaborates to build better technology the open source way, regardless of where it is hosted or who started it. We collaborate, and the best technology wins. That's good -- not just for Red Hat, but for everyone.

Red Hat is proud to be an active supporter of PyCon Australia and a contributor to the Python Community.



The Django Software Foundation is a US-based non-profit organisation with the mission to promote, support, and advance the Django Web framework - the Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Built by experienced developers, it takes care of much of the hassle of Web development, so you can focus on writing your apps without needing to reinvent the wheel. It’s free and open source, and used by startups and Fortune 500 companies - companies like Instagram, Pinterest, NASA, and the US Library of Congress. The Django Software Foundation sponsors sprints, meetups, gatherings and community events, protects the intellectual property of the Django project, and contributes to improvements in the Web industry, both technical and social.



The Faculty of Information Technology at Monash aims to lead global IT research and education. Our goal is to innovate tomorrow's information technology for the benefit of society and to educate our students to become global technology leaders.

We are the only Go8 university with a dedicated IT faculty. Monash is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems by the 2015 QS World University Rankings. This means our graduates hit the global marketplace with a globally recognised degree.



IT at the University of Melbourne is world class. We offer the most exciting technology hub in the country and are home to many of the brightest teaching and research minds in the field. Our internationally recognised IT curriculum is focused on meeting the needs of employers, and developing the IT leaders of the future. You will learn the full potential of IT to enable advancement and discovery across a wide range of domains, from medical research, to business and beyond. To find out more visit www.msi.unimelb.edu.au.



REA Group is a multinational digital advertising company specialising in property. Today, we have digital real estate sites and investments in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. Our flagship site is realestate.com.au, which is the leading property portal in Australia.

Everything we do is driven by our purpose, 'empowering people by making property simple, efficient and stress free' - from product innovation to our international investments.

We believe our competitive advantage comes from the knowledge, collaboration and creativity of our employees, as well as our passion for researching and investing in new technology to help transform how people find and engage with property.



Sportsbet is Australia’s leading online bookmaker, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin. Through dedication in providing customers with the best value, entertainment, technology and a superior mobile experience, Sportsbet are the fastest growing bookmaker in the country.

Established in 1993, Sportsbet was Australia’s first licensed bookmaker. In 2010, Sportsbet was acquired by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, and today is part of the Paddy Power Betfair global family with more than 7,000 staff. The partnership allows Sportsbet to offer the widest variety of markets, products and promotions in the wagering sector.



Planet Innovation exists to develop and commercialise products that have a positive impact on the world. We provide technology innovation, product development and commercialisation expertise to companies around the world and we focus on the biomedical and hi-tech industries.

Planet Innovation was formed in 2009 by four globally experienced biomedical executives who knew there was a better way to do product development. A way that focuses on your commercial outcomes as well as your technical needs. Since then we have grown to be approximately 160 brilliant, passionate and commercially focused product developers including engineers, scientists, industrial designers, technicians, project managers and QA managers.



We’re 20+ programmers, designers and agile process managers with particular expertise in Python, Django and Javascript frameworks. We write, adopt and maintain codebases that drive emerging digital products.

Over the past 5 years we have built a digital community around us, wherein Common Code represents one part of a larger design, development, and strategic ecosystem. We maintain an active calendar of meetups and coding classes that ensure we have constant access to new ideas and the people who share them.

We work with notable Australian and international clients, with engagement capabilities to suit both corporate enterprise (Savvi/NBN, Cotton On, Aussie Farmers Direct, Konduko, Kogan) and lean social enterprise (Who Gives A Crap, CrowdSpot).



NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is a non-government and not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide the highest possible standard of health care to rural and remote communities in New South Wales through support of a continuing and highly skilled medical and health workforce. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and the NSW Ministry of Health, RDN plays an important role in developing and administering a number of programs to improve the recruitment and retention of GPs, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals. RDN uses open source development tools to collect, store and analyse information to support its aims.



Previously known as Gizmag, New Atlas is a magazine about the amazing potential of human endeavour.

From atom-sized engines to DNA-scanning smartphones to space-faring sailing ships to virtual reality worlds and beyond, we examine how new discoveries, products and technological innovations affect our ability to interact with and understand the the people around us and the world we share.

New Atlas is read by a global audience of over five million unique visitors per month and has been labeled one of the top 150 publishers in the US in June 2016, according to SimilarWeb.

Our website and CMS are powered by Django and React, built in-house to support a global, distributed, always-on newsroom.



Cisco is the worldwide technology leader that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting partnerships to support our customer’s success. Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is part of the Cisco Services Organization providing post-sales technical support. In addition to providing world-class support for our customers, the TAC engineers continuously code and develop proactive automated solutions to drive network uptime for customers. There’s never been a better time to do something amazing...!



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