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PyCon 2011 Financial Aid Available

The PSF is happy to announce that Financial Aid is once again available for PyCon. If you're interested in attending but cannot afford it, we may be able to help. Financial aid can help cover:

• Your registration for PyCon
• Your hotel room at the conference hotel in a shared room
• Your flight or other transportation

Please see the Financial Aid Application for details & instructions. The deadline for applications is January 2, 2011.

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Very interesting talk. Personally, I don't use any of those as they generally mix the HTML output and the Python code too much.