[H-ADMIN] Pycon 2014 in Brisbane

Russell Stuart russell-humbug at stuart.id.au
Tue Jul 1 21:02:10 EDT 2014

This year the Australian Python (the computer language) Conference is
being held in Brisbane, at the BCEC.


It is being organised primarily by members of Humbug, the local open
source group.

In order to raise awareness of Open Source and Python in particular
Humbug has decided to sponsor 2 students from each of the 3 Universities
in Brisbane (ie, 6 students in total).

At $50 the student tickets are already subsidised by the conference, but
this means 6 students can attend the conference and the sprint days for
free.  (During the sprints Python is worked on under the auspices of a
core Python developer.  Superficially, the idea is to close as many
tickets as possible.  The real motivation is to introduce people to
inner workings of open source, in the hope they might contribute.)

We are hoping staff of classes that use Python could announce Pycon, and
select two suitable students for us.  Our preference is the two people
who are most likely to stimulated by an Open Source conference
specialising in Python.  In particular, their current abilities aren't a

Can you let me know if this is possible.  If so, the procedure is:

- The students register for Pycon 2014 in the normal way.  (They can
  register for any kind of ticket.)

- You tell me the names of the two students you have selected by
  replying to this email.

- I will send the students a voucher code, which will give them a
  $50 discount off the price of their ticket.

Russell Stuart
+61 438 805 133
Secretary, Humbug

PS: If you are wondering why UQ isn't on the To: list, it is because
they have already chosen their students.

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