Programme Overview

Friday 17 August

CodeWars Presented by Kogan.com

CodeWars PyCon AU 2011
  • When: 7pm (registration opens 6pm)
  • Where: Boardwalk Gallery, Wrest Point Convention Centre
  • What: Social event, snacks provided, drinks available for purchase

Help a Nigerian Prince discover a client's credit card number. Build a social network for rioters in London.

Seriously technical, seriously irreverent, and seriously fun. Teams at CodeWars compete against each other to solve technology problems that really matter. Starting with an open round, teams of up to four compete against each other for the right to progress to the final tournament. The semi-finals see one team competing against another to solve a problem - watch as they write their code on the big screen, and devise test cases to break their code.

The top teams from the semi-final progress to the grand final, where their product development skills will be put to the test. Solve a real problem, for real people, and pitch it to the gathered audience. The team that wins will be crowned CodeWars Champion for 2012.

We'll be supplying the snacks, and the first round of drinks are on us. So make this your opportunity to meet new friends, and crush your new-found opposition!

Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August

PyCon Australia 2012

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  • When: 9am--5:40pm (registration opens at 8:00am Saturday)
  • Where: Derwent Room & Portlight Bar, Wrest Point Hotel
  • What: The main event. Morning and afternoon tea, and also a light lunch provided.

The main event. Over two days, PyCon Australia will present over 30 sessions across three tracks on all aspects of the Python ecosystem. Drawing on presenters from all around Australia and further afield, this is where Australia's Python Community gathers to learn from those who know Python.

There'll also be an opportunity to share your knowledge at with those gathered at the conference. We'll have two sessions of lightning talks: one at the end of both Saturday and Sunday. Talks can go for either 3 or 5 minutes, and are a great opportunity to share cool projects, interesting hacks, and other useful things with the Python community.

PyLadies Breakfast

  • When: Saturday 8:00am
  • Where: Pier One at Wrest Point
  • What: Networking event for female delegates at PyCon Australia.

Get to meet fellow PyCon Australia delegates before the conference begins. We'll be supplying breakfast.

PyCon Australia Dinner Cruise & Reception

  • When: assemble Saturday at 5:35pm
  • Where: Peppermint Bay; departing Wrest Point's jetty - gather at stairs near Pier One
  • What: The conference dinner. 1 ticket is included free with Enthusiast and Professional tickets.

Unwind after a long day learning about the latest that Python has to offer at our annual conference dinner. This year, it's being held offsite, at Peppermint Bay, some 30km south of Hobart - we'll be getting you there and back again on the high-speed catamaran, the MV Marana.

Monday 20 August and Tuesday 21 August

PyCon Australia Sprints

  • When: 9am--11:59pm (stay for as long as you like)
  • Where: Derwent Room, Wrest Point Hotel
  • What: Open source development sprints. Morning and afternoon tea, and lots of coffee provided.

Help shape the future of Python! The sprints are a great opportunity to help contribute to projects that you use in your everyday Python work. Contribute fixes to bugs, plan and build new features, and start a lasting involvement with important Python projects.

For a project to run a sprint at PyCon Australia, a regular contributor to that project must be present at the sprints to act as a leader. We'll be putting out a formal call for sprint leaders in July, and will publish projects here as leaders sign on.

We are currently seeking sponsorship for the conference sprints. If your organisation is interested in making an active contribution to the development of open source software in Australia, see our sponsorship information page to get in contact with us.

Photo credit: Richard Jones, 2011, CC-BY.