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Tim Costello

On July 6, 2010, PyCon lost a friend when Tim Costello died suddenly.Tim was the uber-technician for CTE, the company that helps the PSF
put on PyCon. Tim's first PyCon was Dallas 2007, where he helped run
the A/V systems as a favor to Carl Karsten. He has worked at
subsequent PyCons, primarily in the background, making the conference
infrastructure run smoothly. If you helped set up the networking,
volunteered for the A/V crew, or were involved in expo hall setup at a
PyCon, you probably worked with him.We offer our deepest condolences to Tim's family, friends, and
colleagues. He will be missed.If you would like to show your appreciation for his contributions to
the Python Community, Tim's family has asked for donations to the
American Heart Association.Tim's obituary appeared in the Chicago Tribune on July 11, 2010.

Kiwi PyCon 2010 Registrations now OPEN

The time has come - online registrations for Kiwi PyCon 2010 are now open!Registration fees are as follows:Regular NZD100Earlybird: if registered before 01 Sep: NZD80Student/Unwaged NZD60Earlybird: If registered before 01 Sep: NZD40This year we have a limit of 180 participants. Given the demand and huge success of 2009 you better be quick! Just head over to Registrations ( to secure your seat.Please note that the Paihia/Waitangi area is a very popular spot for both domestic and international visitors, so also make sure to secure accommodation ( before it gets expensive."What am I getting for this?" - A nice venue - Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days - A Kiwi PyCon 2010 t-shirt - A lanyard with the conference schedule - Wifi access to Internet (separate from the hotel) - Free giveaways including Amazon Web Services credits, discounts on Wingware software, and opportunity to win a w…

Pycon India - Call for Proposals closes July 31 2010

This is a reminder that the Call for Proposals of Pycon India 2010 closes in 10 days.

We have received talks on a variety of topics from the Python community so far and express our gratitude to the Python community in India for their amazing response.

If you want to take part and show case your knowledge and talent before the biggest audience of Python developers and community enthusiasts in India, go to the Talk submission page and submit your talk today!

Kiwi PyCon 2010 Call for Papers and Participation

We have another Kiwi PyCon lined up, and we're all expecting it to be
as good as last year's event. This year it will be staged in lovely
Paihia/Waitangi in the sunny Bay of Islands. It is on the weekend 20-21

Find a link below to the "Call for Participation". We are encouraging
everybody to come and to participate. Do not feel intimidated, this is a
community conference, and we are hosting talks and sessions for all
knowledge levels. Be it a tiny demo or show and tell (by doing a 5
minute Lightning Talk), or up to running an hour long tutorial. Or are
you interested in the dynamic evolution of a session? Then the
unconference like Open Spaces will give you just the platform for

Please help spread the word!

Pycon India 2010 - Registrations are Open!

Pycon India 2010, scheduled to be held at MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore from Sep 25-26 2010, is open for delegate registrations from today.

This year, we are providing the facility of online payments. Early-bird registrations are open till August 31 2010, so register early to save money!

Go to and register for the biggest Python community conference in India, today.

Please spread the word among your local communities.