[olpc-nz] Fwd: Media Statement: Keep up with technology @ Kiwi PyCon 2010

Tabitha Roder tabitha at tabitha.net.nz
Thu Oct 21 14:01:08 EDT 2010


In case you haven't heard yet, here is some info on the upcoming Kiwi PyCon.
With Sugar being Python based this is a good event for you to attend if you
For anyone out of Auckland who needs a place to stay, let me know as we have


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From: Tim Knapp <vicepresident at nzpug.org>

New Zealand Python User Group Incorporated

Media Statement
For immediate release

19 October 2010

Keep up with technology @ Kiwi PyCon 2010

IT folks will certainly be interested in Kiwi PyCon 2010: An exciting
and interesting weekend is going to show how the programming language
Python is used in science, education, and high-profile companies here
and around the world. It is held at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort in
Waitangi, Bay of Islands Saturday 20-Sunday 21 November.

Participants will learn first-hand how Weta Digital uses Python in
their datacentre, or how they can leverage cloud computing like Amazon
web services and Google App Engine. The conference is also an
excellent networking opportunity to meet people who have actually
delivered, from industry to education to government sectors to

The registration fee ($100 regular, $60 student/unwaged) includes
morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch on both days, the Kiwi
PyCon 2010 t-shirt, and there are also
tons of giveaways this year, ranging from books, laptop bags and geek
gadgets to software licenses for Python IDE's and Amazon server

An impressive sponsorship lineup includes Catalyst IT and Microsoft as
Gold Sponsors; Atlassian, Enthought, the Plone Foundation, the Python
Software Foundation, and Tait Radio Communications as Silver Sponsors;
and Schwag Sponsors: Amazon Web Services, Wingware, Mozilla,
ActiveState, Apress, Packt Publishing, O'Reilly, ThinkGeek, ANZTB, and

To make your booking visit http://nz.pycon.org
For assistance with travel and accommodation,
email kiwipycon at nzpug.org or phone Danny Adair on (09) 9555 101.


For media or conference enquiries please contact:
Danny Adair, NZPUG President
Phone: (09) 9555 101
Email: kiwipycon at nzpug.org
Website: http://nz.pycon.org
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