[PyCon-AU-announce] Solve your problems with Python - Tennessee Leeuwenburg joins PyCon Australia 2013 as a keynote presenter

Chris Neugebauer chrisjrn at gmail.com
Thu May 2 11:00:06 EST 2013

PyCon Australia, the national conference for the Python programming
community is happy to announce that Tennessee Leeuwenburg, one of the
veterans of the Australian Python community will be joining the 2013
conference as a keynote presenter.

PyCon Australia 2013 will be held in Hobart, Tasmania on Saturday 6
and Sunday 7 July, 2013, following DjangoCon AU and the OpenStack
Miniconf on Friday 5 July.

As a long-time software developer at the Australian Bureau of
Meteorology, and currently a leader of the software development team
responsible for the first draft of most Australian weather forecasts,
Tennessee has a long history of translating between programmers and
the requirements of experts outside the field of Computer Science:

"The tools of developer teams, like revision control and code reviews
are great for software quality, but not everyone outside your team
will know how to work with them.", Tennessee says.

But there is another way: "By using a variety of techniques and
technologies, you can tap into the expert knowledge of others more
effectively", Tennessee notes. "Tools such as sharing gists,
demonstration sessions and screencasts, along with emerging Python
tools like the iPython Notebook are a great way to get others involved
in problem solving."

"Knowing how to use these tools quickly and effectively can also be a
great way to explain problems to management, or to walk them through a
complex requirement."

A long-time member of the Australian Python community, Tennessee is on
the editorial team of The Python Papers; his interests include
artificial intelligence and automation, topics he has presented at
every PyCon Australia since the first conference in 2010, and before
that, numerous Open Source Developer Conferences.

We're looking forward to hearing Tennessee's keynote, which is sure to
be a great insight into bridging the divide between developers and
pepople from outside the field, at PyCon Australia in July. Conference
registrations are now open at http://2013.pycon-au.org/register/prices

=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python Programming
Community. The fourth PyCon Australia will be held on July 5--7, 2013
in Hobart, Tasmania, 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 2013, visit our website at
http://pycon-au.org or e-mail us at contact at pycon-au.org.

PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia (www.linux.org.au) and
acknowledges the support of our Platinum sponsor: Australian Computer
Society (Tasmanian Branch) (www.acs.org.au); and our Gold Sponsors,
Google Australia (www.google.com.au), the Tasmanian Government
Department of Economic Development, and TasICT. For full details of
our sponsors, see our website.

--Christopher Neugebauer

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