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PyCon Australia 2011: Registration Back Online

After a brief hiatus, registrations for PyCon Australia 2011 are back online!  We have extended some registration deadlines to compensate for the outage.

PyCon Australia is Australia's only conference dedicated exclusively to the Python programming language, and will be held at the Sydney Masonic Center over the weekend of August 20 and 21. See below for more information and updates on:

    1. Registration Back Online
    2. Call for Volunteers
    3. Convore Group
    4. Thanks to our Sponsors

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Registration Back Online

Registrations are back online after a brief PayPal outage:

   http://pycon-au.org/reg

Our apologies to those inconvenienced.  PayPal put a temporary lock on our account while they were reviewing our status as a non-profit.  Many thanks to the hard-working folks at Linux Australia for following up with all the necessary paperwork.

To compensate for the outage we have adjusted some of our registration deadlines.  The new dates are:

 1st August:   T-Shirt order finalised
 8th August:   Special dietary needs finalised
 15th August:  Last chance to get tickets!

Remember, registrations must close on Monday the 15th of August, and we will not be accepting registrations at the door.

So don't delay, register now at:

   http://pycon-au.org/reg


Call for Volunteers

A community conference such as PyCon just can't run without the work of
many generous volunteers.  If you're interested in helping out, please
send us an email at:

   pycon-reg@pycon-au.org

We're currently looking for people to help with the following:

Session Staff
   (see http://pycon-au.org/2011/helping/session_staff/)

Bag Packers
   (Friday afternoon; also just general setup of the venue)

Registration Desk



Convore Group

We've set up a group on Convore for anyone wanting to chat about the conference:

   https://convore.com/pycon-au-2011/

There are already some good tips from Sydney-siders who know the area around the venue.  If you have any more, please share!

Don't forget, you can also follow us on Twitter for the latest updates:

   https://twitter.com/pyconau
   https://twitter.com/#!/search/pyconau



Thanks to our Sponsors

Thanks once again to the following companies for their continuing support of Python and for helping to make PyCon Australia 2011 a reality:

   Gold:  Google                          <http://www.google.com.au/>
   Gold:  ComOps                          <http://www.comops.com.au/>

   Silver:  Anchor                        <http://anchor.com.au/>
   Silver:  Enthought                     <http://www.enthought.com/>
   Silver:  Python Software Foundation    <http://www.python.org/psf/>
   Silver:  WingWare                      <http://www.wingware.com/>
   Silver:  Arclight                      <http://www.arclight.com.au/>
   Silver:  Bitbucket by Atlassian        <http://bitbucket.org/>
   Silver:  Microsoft                     <http://www.microsoft.com/>


Thanks also to Linux Australia, who provide the overarching legal and organisational structure for PyCon Australia.

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