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Showing posts from July, 2013

Kiwi PyCon 2013 has made its way to Auckland!

This year we're featuring 2 keynotes: Michael Foord, the father of mock and the testing libraries in Python, as well as Jessica McKellar, one of the people behind the largest Python User Group in the world, Boston Python, as well as a proponent of using Python to teach computer programming to beginner programmers. As with other years, there will also be an excellent line up of talks and the schedule is now available online to be perused . This year, we're also featuring for the first time some exciting new events, such as a full day of tutorials on the Friday prior to the conference, as well as a Recruitment Track, where companies seeking Python developers and people looking for Python-related work can meetup. The event is going to be held at the Sir Paul Reeves Building  at Auckland University of Technology, in the Wellesley Street campus. For further information and to register, please go to . Post by Tim Knapp

PyCon 2014 Launches, Calls For Proposals

Originally announced as a press release at On the heels of yet another sold out success in PyCon 2013, the conference organizers are happy to announce the new website and Call for Proposals for PyCon 2014. is now live and accepting talk, tutorial, and poster proposals for the April 9-17 conference taking place in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. The first time north of the border brings a change to the call: lightning talk proposals are now being accepted in advance. PyCon’s first trip into Canada, not to be confused with PyCon Canada, ventures into Quebec for a great week at the Palais des congrès de Montréal , in the Old Montréal area. Unlike years past, the conference center isn’t tied to a specific hotel, so the organizers have currently worked out group rates with the Hyatt Regency and Westin hotels in Montréal. Attendance for 2014 will be limited to 2000 attendees, and the organizers look forward to