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PyCon AU Early Bird Registration Open and Financial Aid Available

We are delighted to announce that online registration is now open for PyCon Australia 2014. The fifth PyCon Australia is being held in Brisbane, Queensland from August 1st – 5th at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and is expected to draw hundreds of Python developers, enthusiasts and students from Australasia and afar.

Starting today, early bird offers are up for grabs. To take advantage of these discounted ticket rates, be among the first 100 to register. Early bird registration starts from $50 for full-time students, $180 for enthusiasts and $450 for professionals. Offers this good won’t last long, so head straight to 2014.pycon-au.org and register right away.

PyCon Australia has endeavoured to keep tickets as affordable as possible. We are able to do so, thanks to our Sponsors and Contributors.

We have also worked out favourable deals with accommodation providers for PyCon delegates. Find out more about the options at 2014.pycon-au.org/register/accommodation

To begin the registration process, and find out more about each level of ticket, visit 2014.pycon-au.org/register/prices

Important Dates to Help You Plan
  • 27 May: Early Bird Registration Opens -- open to the first 100 tickets
  • July 9: Last day to Order PyCon Australia 2014 T-shirts
  • 19 July: Last day to Advise Special Dietary Requirements
  • August 1: PyCon Australia 2014 Begins
Financial Aid Applications Now Open

Following in the footsteps of PyCon North America, PyCon Australia offers a generous financial aid programme, so that some attendees and speakers have some, or in rare cases, all of their expenses such as flight, hotel and admission provided to them from the conference budget.

PyCon Australia strongly encourages people to apply for financial aid -- even if we can’t cover all of your expenses, we will give you free admission based on need. The application process is simple, and straight-­for­ward. It’s also very liberal -- the only caveat is that speakers at the conference "get bumped to the top" of the applications so that we don’t lose a good talk because of financial need. We also don’t ban anyone from applying.

Essentially, the financial aid programme is the PyCon Outreach programme -- it's the community holding up the community and making itself accessible at this major event through these financial grants. It is the very spirit of the conference; make the information, knowledge, friendships and connection available to everyone.

The generous contribution of the Python Software Foundation has helped us in offering this programme. Financial aid is core to the mission of the PSF -- The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse (www.python.org/psf/diversity/) and international community of Python programmers.

For full details of the financial aid programme, and details on how to apply, see 2014.pycon-au.org/grants.

About PyCon Australia

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python Programming Community. The fifth PyCon Australia will be held on August 1--5, 2014 in Brisbane, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast developers with a love for developing with Python. PyCon Australia informs the country’s Python developers with presentations, tutorials and panel sessions by experts and core developers of Python, as well as the libraries and frameworks that they rely on.

To find out more about PyCon Australia 2014, visit our website at pycon-au.org or e-mail us at contact@pycon-au.org.

PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia (www.linux.org.au) and acknowledges the support of our Platinum Sponsor, Red Hat, and our Gold sponsors, Google Australia and Netbox Blue. For full details of our sponsors, see our website.

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