31st JULY - 4th AUGUST 2015

Pullman Brisbane - King George Square

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    July 31
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    August 1-2
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    August 3-4


PyCon Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors, without which the conference could not go ahead:


Red Hat Asia Pacific

Red Hat's mission is to be the catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners creating better technology the open source way. Free and open source creates better software. That's why Red Hat collaborates to build better technology the open source way, regardless of where it is hosted or who started it. We collaborate, and the best technology wins. That's good -- not just for Red Hat, but for everyone.

Red Hat is proud to be an active supporter of PyCon Australia and a contributor to the Python Community.

NetBox Blue

Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organisations with unique, real-time social media analysis and controls with predictive outcomes and benefits.

An active sponsor of Python, and the foundation organisation behind BrisPy, we strive to encourage the local Python community.

Netbox Blue is a rapidly growing organisation, and constantly looking for new developers, whose primary role will be working with Python everyday.


Google Australia

Australian Signals Directorate

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is the Commonwealth authority on cyber and information security and has the tough job of helping government safeguard its networks. ASD also collects, analyses and reports foreign signals intelligence information on a very wide range of topics which is used by government to make decisions about Australia's future.

ASD operates in incredibly challenging and dynamic technical and operational environments. As such it requires a rare mix of staff with the technical skills, adaptability and imagination to out-think and out-imagine some of the most difficult adversaries and technical problems imaginable.

ASD is currently growing its cyber operations and wants people who are passionate about technology and programming and who can grasp complex computing concepts and develop sophisticated code.

Can you put yourself in the shoes of a hacker? If so, you will love what we do.


Takeflight are a team of web developers in Hobart, Tasmania. We create highly customised, engaging and innovative websites and web applications using Python, Django and Wagtail as our technologies of choice.

Our clients represent a broad range of industry sectors, such as education, government, tourism and science. We take pride in delivering stunning, responsive, accessible designs, and robust and secure systems.

We'll be around at PyCon AU, be sure to say hi!


IRESS is a principal supplier of share market and wealth management systems in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. We produce innovative, sophisticated solutions for serious financial market and wealth management participants. We are a rapidly growing Australian based company with over 1300 staff globally. We are constantly looking for talented Python developers as Python is a language used by all development teams and is the primary development language used on our core product XPLAN.


Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs makes automated testing awesome. Our cloud-based platform helps developers test native & hybrid mobile and web applications across 500+ browser / OS platforms, including iOS, Android & Mac OS X. Sauce supports Selenium, Appium and popular JavaScript unit testing frameworks, and integrates with all of the top programming languages, test frameworks and CI systems. With built-in video recording and screenshots of every test case, debugging tools, and secure tunnelling for local or firewalled testing, Sauce makes running, debugging and scaling test suites quick and easy. To get started for free, visit saucelabs.com.


Biarri is a world leader at solving business problems through intuitive SaaS solutions powered mathematical engines. We work with awesome people on rewarding and complex problems across Rail, Transportation, Telecommunications, Resources, and Healthcare delivering systems to make businesses more efficient.

If you want to find out more about the work that we do at Biarri and the technology that powers our optimisation solutions come and talk to us at Pycon!


Conetix has for over 10 years helped countless businesses and developers build their own customised web hosting solution. Using a hands on business approach and years of experience, Conetix delivers a tailored, solid hosting environment that meets web professionals needs at every level.

With a continued focus on superior hardware and intelligent automation systems, Conetix is able to provide enterprise grade solutions ranging from basic web hosting through to advanced application hosting including emerging technologies like Docker.

Python Software Foundation

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 and international community of Python programmers. The Python Software Foundation is proud to be an active supporter of PyCon Australia and its education and community outreach programs.

Django Software Foundation

DjangoCon AU Sponsor

The Django Software Foundation is a US-based non-profit organisation with the mission to promote, support, and advance the Django Web framework - the Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Built by experienced developers, it takes care of much of the hassle of Web development, so you can focus on writing your apps without needing to reinvent the wheel. It’s free and open source, and used by startups and Fortune 500 companies - companies like Instagram, Pinterest, NASA, and the US Library of Congress. The Django Software Foundation sponsors sprints, meetups, gatherings and community events, protects the intellectual property of the Django project, and contributes to improvements in the Web industry, both technical and social.

OpenStack Foundation

OpenStack Miniconf Sponsor

OpenStack® is software for building clouds. The primarily Python software is built by a thriving community of developers, in collaboration with users, and is designed in the open at our Summits. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure. Hundreds of the world’s largest brands rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day, reducing costs and helping them move faster. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem, and users seeking commercial support can choose from different OpenStack-powered products and services.

The Interaction Consortium

We are the Interaction Consortium (the IC), a community of smart nonconformists who breathe technological life into visionary ideas. We build outstanding websites and digital platforms, with technology that grows and evolves as our clients do.

New Relic

PyLadies Breakfast and Financial Assistance Sponsor

New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics about millions of applications in real time. Our comprehensive SaaS-based solution provides one powerful interface for web and native mobile applications and consolidates the performance monitoring data for any chosen technology in your environment. Our 250,000 users utilize our cloud solution to analyze more than 690 billion data points daily across more than 4 million applications. More at newrelic.com.


Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene open source projects, Elastic provides real-time insights and makes massive amounts of structured and unstructured data usable for developers and enterprises. By focusing on scalability, ease-of-use, and ease-of-integration, Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana power many of the world’s leading mobile, social, consumer and business applications. Since its initial release, the open source stack has achieved more than 20 million cumulative downloads.


Facebook is the world's largest social network with over 1.1 billion active people each month. Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. As an employer, Facebook strives to hire the best people who want to move fast and make an impact. The company empowers people in every way it can to allow our employees to focus on what they love to do. People around the world use Facebook everyday to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on, and to share and express what matters to them.

Just Digital People

Coffee Sponsor

Unprofessionally professional. We're friendly and genuinely caring. We're human beings just like you! We get a kick out of continuously redefining the digital recruitment status quo, dramatically increasing the value we add for our clients every day. We love being told; "Nah, you can't do that" and then miraculously making it all happen for the greater good (with a cheeky smile). The JDP crew aren’t just our businesses greatest asset; we’re family. Then we’re bloggers & vloggers, artists, singers, creatives, entrepreneurs, marketers, and eSourcing geniuses. We're selflessly passionate about the digital recruitment business, and we're always growing. Each day the JDP crew make genuine friendships in the digital industry. Naturally we are digital citizens who use emerging tech everyday, and are blessed to play an integral part in where our digital friends create new technology that’s changing the way the world works.





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