Important Information

PyCon AU 2018 will be held in Sydney, Australia, at the International Convention Center, Sydney

  • August 24: Specialist Tracks
  • August 25-26: Conference Main Track
  • August 27-28: Development Sprints

Specialist Tracks

The first day of PyCon AU is dedicated to specialist tracks. These tracks, also known as ‘mini-confs’, are curated by smaller specialist groups within Python community, and allow for more in-depth talks on the subject.

In 2018, these tracks will be: Django, Security and Privacy, Education, and Internet of Things. Read more

Conference Main Track

The weekend of PyCon AU, traditionally the Saturday and Sunday, is the main conference event. We invite speakers from all backgrounds and levels of knowledge to share their experience and knowledge with our audience.

The talks do not have to be about Python, but should be interesting for a Python-loving audience.

Full details on the talk selection process will be available in our Call for Proposals.

Development Sprints

Following three days of talks, we hold space in our venue for two days of Development Sprints (sometimes shortened just to ‘Sprints’)

Since you’ve travelled all the way to Sydney for a Python event, why not stay an extra day or two and stretch your legs in the new things you’ve learnt, or dive into some interesting projects you’ve heard about over the weekend?

Development Sprints provide an unstructured location for projects and contributors to work in real time on their projects, or for people to hack about with various things with people with experts in their fields.

The sprints are normally uncatered, but the conference will provide copious amounts of table space, power, and internet connectivity.

About PyCon Australia

PyCon Australia (“PyCon AU”) is the national conference for the Python Programming Community, 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.

PyCon Australia is held in two year blocks at the same city.

  • 2010, 2011: Sydney, NSW
  • 2012, 2013: Hobart, TAS
  • 2014, 2015: Brisbane, QLD
  • 2016, 2017: Melbourne, VIC
  • 2018, 2019: Sydney, NSW

Videos from previous years can be downloaded from the Linux Australia mirror site or the PyConAU YouTube channel