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PyCon Australia 2011: Registration Closing Soon!

Registrations for PyCon Australia 2011 are closing soon!

The conference is just over a week away, so we need final numbers in the next few days.  If you're planning to attend, please register now!

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 Closing Soon
    2. Coffee
    3. Hosting Panel
    4. More Sponsors Announced

Please pass this message on to those you feel may be interested.



Registration Closing Soon

Full Registrations for the conference will be closing on:

   Monday 15th August:  Full Registrations close

That's only five days away, so register now to be sure you don't miss out.

By request, we will still allow latecomers to register until just before the conference.  However, since it's after the deadline for catering and printing, you won't be entitled to a T-shirt or a seat at the conference dinner:

   Thursday 18th August:  Last-Minute Registrations close

Please note that we will not accept registrations at the door.

So don't delay, register now at:

   http://pycon-au.org/reg



Coffee

Thanks to gold sponsors Arclight, we will be able to provide one of the most requested additions to this year's conference:  Coffee!

Yes, Arclight have generously agreed to provide a free coffee cart for the duration of the conference.  And there was much rejoicing.



Hosting Panel

Saturday evening will feature an informal panel discussion with several hosting providers.  Come and hear from our hosting panel about why their services are right for hosting your next Python project! Each group will give a quick 5 minute spiel, to be followed by a casual drink before the conference dinner.

This event is happening in a private area at Mr B's pub, across the street from the SMC. As this is a licensed venue anyone under 18 will have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.



More Sponsors Announced

We are delighted to confirm that the Django Software Foundation and Ninefold have joined as Silver sponsors.  In addition, Arclight have upgraded to Gold Sponsorship, Anchor have agreed to sponsor video production, and GitHub will be sponsoring internet access.

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
   Gold:  ComOps
   Gold:  Arclight

   Video:  Anchor

   Silver:  Enthought
   Silver:  Python Software Foundation
   Silver:  WingWare
   Silver:  Bitbucket by Atlassian
   Silver:  Microsoft
   Silver:  Django Software Foundation
   Silver:  Ninefold

   Internet:  GitHub

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

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