[Linux-aus] PyCon Australia 2014 registration deadlines and first keynote announced!

Chris Neugebauer chrisjrn at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 10:12:38 EST 2014

With just under a month to go before the conference kicks off, we've
got a couple of important announcements to make about PyCon Australia
2014 in Brisbane in early August.

First up, there's less than a week left to register if you'd like to
be guaranteed one of our fantastic conference t-shirts! Our order goes
to the printers at the end of next week, so you'll need to register by
Wednesday 9 July to get a t-shirt. Register now at

Next up, we're absolutely thrilled to announce that Katie Cunningham
will deliver a keynote at Pycon Australia 2014. Katie lives and
breathes Python, Django and Open Source. A true champion for diversity
and inclusivity, she nurtures PyLadies in her hometown of Washington
DC as well as co-founding Young Coders.

Accessibility is very close to Katie’s heart and she defines it simply
as "all of the data and all of the functionality for all of the
users." In her talk, Katie will debunk some common misconceptions
surrounding accessibility, the tools, compliance, impact on the
audience and examine effort vs. cost considerations. Katie adds,
"Accessibility is one of the least understood areas of modern UI/UX,
most often resulting in a below-par experience for users with
different needs. Myths and delusions about creating an accessible
interface are everywhere and it's time we change that."

Find out more about Katie and her keynote at

We can't wait to hear from Katie in Brisbane in August!

=== 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
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 Sponsors, Red Hat, and
Eventbrite; and our Gold sponsors, Google Australia and Netbox Blue.
For full details of our sponsors, see our website.

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