Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsorship is our highest level of conference partnership. Our Gold Sponsors make a significant contribution to the conference and help to keep the conference affordable for all our delegates.

Google Australia

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices around the world, including a significant engineering R&D centre in Sydney, Australia. For more information, please visit www.google.com.au.

Australian Computer Society (Tasmanian Branch)

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the recognised association for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, attracting a large and active membership from all levels of the ICT industry. A member of the Australian Council of Professions, the ACS is the public voice of the ICT profession and the guardian of professional ethics and standards in the ICT industry, with a commitment to the wider community to ensure the beneficial use of ICT.

Event Partners

The support of our Event Partners allows us to offer a wide variety of events and activities alongside the main conference.


CodeWars Presentation Partner

Kogan is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of consumer electronics. Kogan's streamlined business model allows us to bring the latest and best consumer electronics and home appliances direct to the door of smart shoppers around the world through Kogan.com. We engage our customers through our blog, Facebook and Twitter, and release new products based on the feedback we receive. We believe there is always a better way to create and deliver the technology people want. We think technology can make the world a better place, and we make it more affordable for all.

We use technology to streamline our costs, and keep prices down. We use open source platforms, cloud services, and develop our own custom solutions to help make us the most efficient and innovative online business in Australia.

In a bid to make the internet a better place, Kogan recently introduced a 6.8% tax for shoppers still using Internet Explorer 7.

Secret Lab

Conference Coffee Sponsors

Secret Lab is an indie game developer and mobile app training studio based in Hobart, Australia. We're responsible for some of the world's most popular mobile apps -- recently, we've launched ABC Play School Art Maker for iPad, and ABC Foodi for iPad.

Secret Lab also offers intensive training workshops on iOS and Android development.

To get in touch, visit us at http://secretlab.com.au

Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsorship is our entry-level conference partnership. Through PyCon Australia, our Silver Sponsors have made a contribution to building a stronger Python programming community in Australia.

Python Software Foundation

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that holds the intellectual property rights behind the Python programming language. We manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python. We also run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world, and fund Python related development with our grants program and by funding special projects.

Django Software Foundation

The Django Software Foundation (DSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Like most open-source foundations, the goal of the Django Foundation is to promote, support, and advance its open-source project: in our case, the Django Web framework.


Anchor has been providing web hosting to help thousands of Australian businesses have a web presence for over 10 years.

Have you ever noticed that some big sites seem to run better than others?

We can help you understand the capacity of what you have and what your options are.

Red Hat

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 AU and a contributor to the Python Community.


ekit is a global provider of travel communication services designed to keep travelers in touch. ekit's travel solutions include mobile phones, SIM cards, global calling cards and online location mapping. These services are accessible in 180 countries, with over 2.5 million people having used an ekit service since 1999.


99designs, redefining the global marketplace for graphic design.

$1.5 Million paid out to designers every month.
$35 Million in funding from Accel Partners (backers of Facebook, Dropbox and Atlassian).
30 Million pageviews and a design uploaded every 4 seconds.

From our home in Melbourne to our office in San Francisco, we are changing the design industry with the world-class web apps that we build.

Write great php, ruby and/or python? Come join us. 99designs.com/jobs

Ionata Web Solutions

At Ionata we build online business solutions. In fact, we like to think of ourselves as architects and engineers of the online world. We are technical specialists. But most importantly, we are problem solvers.


Atlassian is an award-winning enterprise software company that helps innovators everywhere plan, build, and launch great software. Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar started the company in 2002 and Atlassian has enjoyed a history of profitability and growth - all without a single salesperson. Today, Atlassian is the leading provider of collaboration software for product teams at more than 20,000 companies globally, including some of the world's largest and best brands in media, manufacturing and technology – Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Oracle, Proctor & Gamble, Exxon, BMW and NASA. More than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies are Atlassian customers.


RimuHosting have provided hosting services to startups since 2003. They offer VPS and dedicated server hosting; web site monitoring; email and DNS hosting; and offsite backup services.


Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, CSIRO, is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities across the nation.

In-Kind Sponsors

In-kind sponsors have made a substantial contribution to PyCon Australia through the donation of goods or services to be used at the conference.

Linux Australia

Conference Facilitator

Linux Australia is the peak body for Linux User Groups (LUGs) around Australia, and as such represents aproximately 5000 Australian linux users and developers.

Microsoft Windows Azure

Wi-fi Sponsors

Webscale your Python with a free Microsoft Windows Azure Trial. Sign up here: windowsazure.com. SDKs for Windows, MacOS & Linux here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/python/

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