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

If you are interested in sponsoring, please download our sponsor prospectus and get in touch!

Platinum Sponsors

WSP Digital is the software engineering division of WSP, a publicly listed global consulting engineering company with over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries. We work with WSP’s other engineering disciplines and directly with customers to deliver custom web and mobile applications, systems integration and IoT implementations.

Python has been our language of choice for over 6 years - in that time we've deployed Python code for clients including VicRoads, Qantas, Myer, Coles, Telstra, BOC, State and Federal Government departments and many others. We have active projects using Django, Twisted, Celery, Channels, Pandas and many other open source tools from the Python community, so we’re very happy to have this opportunity to make a small contribution in return.

Our Melbourne office employs 35 software engineers, business analysts, test engineers and project managers, including a number of interns and graduates. We take great pride in providing an environment that encourages software engineering excellence through collaboration, informed debate and learning - we believe that our commercial success is directly related to the quality of what we produce and the talent and commitment of our team.

We began in 1993 as a small Australian tech start-up. Now we're a global team of over 1,800 people across five continents - and we're still growing. We're listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, with a strong financial track record and our continuous investment in product development and innovation is what keeps us ahead of the game.

We design, develop and deliver solutions that help with life's big decisions - from getting a mortgage, planning for retirement, to trading on the stock exchange - things that make a real difference to people's lives and financial well-being. We may be one of the largest financial software providers, but we haven't forgotten our roots; we've kept the entrepreneurial spirit and agility that defined our early years - it's something we continue to look for and admire in our people.

With offices across Australia, the UK, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Singapore, our team might span the world but we unite to deliver a shared vision - to help our clients keep their promises by providing the very best that fintech has to offer.

We are constantly looking for talented Python developers - the language is used by all development teams and is the primary development language used on our core product XPLAN.

Gold Sponsors

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Elastic builds Open Source search and analytics tools to help empower users with datasets of any size. We :elasticheart: our users and the communities they take part in, and we are super proud and excited to support PyCon AU!

Amazon Web Services is the earth’s most customer centric company. In Sydney, we have sizable software and networking engineering teams, owning global services and software problems. We use Python to build, support, and scale AWS services and the network where we aim to inspire developers to build and innovate. We are focused on scaling ahead of customer demand to continue delighting our customers. Amazon was recently voted one of the best places to work.

Come find us in the breaks at PyCon AU and ask us for some more details around the problems we’re trying to solve. We look forward to meeting you during PyCon AU!

If you’re a developer or engineer with Python skills and want to have global impact, check out our open Sydney based positions -

We're pleased to offer AWS credits to PyCon AU -


James Cook University (JCU) recognises the power of data science and is a proud supporter of PyCon AU in 2018.

JCU prides itself on offering degrees that count – and today, every business and industry understands the invaluable need for data scientists. JCU has developed a 100% online Master of Data Science degree that integrates the fundamental principles and practices of Python into its current and professionally relevant coursework. Delivered by respected interdisciplinary academics and industry experts, boost your career with skills that count in the real world.

CyberHound is a leading provider of internet management and security solutions for K-12 schools.

The solutions we deliver are developed in Australia and exported internationally. Our team of developers are an integral part of enabling students to become responsible digital citizens. We are proud of their innovative work in Python and in turn we are pleased to sponsor PyCon AU 2018.

Established in 1999, CyberHound is part of the Superloop Group, an independent provider of connectivity services across the Asia Pacific region.

CSIRO's Data61 is Australia’s leading data innovation group. Data science, engineering, and design are at the core of what we do. Data61 is partnering with industry, government, universities, and start-ups to create Australia's data-driven future. Partner with us.

Espressif Systems is a world-leading Internet-of-Things company. We built the widely popular ESP8266 and ESP32 chips. We are an innovative team of chip-design specialists, software/firmware developers and marketers. And we are committed to providing the best IoT devices and software platforms in the industry.

Espressif's IoT software-development platform, ESP-IDF, is open-source and many third-party projects and platforms have been based on it. Espressif is also involved in and supports many open-source community projects. We believe in the democratization of technology that will develop tomorrow's Internet of Things.

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We’re a passionate team of mathematicians and engineers that believes every single student can excel at mathematics, with the right help at the right time.

We’re using technology and the power of adaptive learning to be the right help at the right time for every student.

Our engineering team use Python/Django along with React to provide an education platform that gives step-by-step help and instantaneous feedback, just like a personal tutor.

Along with our Symbolic Math Engine and Adaptive Learning Algorithm to identify the individual’s strengths and learning gaps, tailoring their maths program accordingly

Our team is all here wearing Mathspace t-shirts. Come say hi!

Our mission at Facebook is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. As extensive users of Python at Facebook, we are proud to support PyCon AU and the broader Python community.

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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.

The Django Software Foundation is the sponsor of DjangoCon AU 2018

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 AU!

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.

Reece is an Australian icon. You probably know us as Australia's largest supplier of plumbing and bathroom products. In fact, the Reece Group is eight distinct businesses – all heavily driven by technology. More importantly, the 160+ strong reecetech team creates most of its solutions in-house. We develop our own POS, websites and apps to deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Assurance is a specialist consultancy providing information security and mobility services for critical infrastructure, financial services, and government organisations.

Founded in 2005 in Melbourne, Assurance delivers specialist, vendor-neutral threat and risk management services with the backing of a tight-knit team of experienced penetration testers and security researchers.

As a security consultancy, Assurance takes Python to some interesting places, using it to analyse system security and probe insecure configurations, in addition to a wide variety of day-to-day business tools.

You can find out more about Assurance's history, staff, and services at

At, we use machine learning in a novel way to detect sophisticated cyber security intruders. We are currently working on python-based solutions that generate highly realistic documents, radio traffic for military forces and user activity. These can be used as stand-alone solutions or enhancements to extend existing systems. is part of the Australian cyber security company, Penten, winner of the Telstra ACT Business of the Year. We are currently hiring experienced software engineers.

Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts. The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers. Yubico is a leading contributor to both the FIDO2 and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information:

Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size -- from new startups to public companies like Salesforce and Facebook -- use the company's software to accept online payments and run technically sophisticated financial operations in more than 100 countries. Stripe helps new companies get started and grow their revenues, and established businesses accelerate into new markets and launch new business models. Over the long term, Stripe aims to increase the GDP of the internet.

Also, if you're looking for new engineering opportunities we'd love to chat with you!

We have our own portfolio of businesses, and also partner with world-leading organizations to help them create game-changing innovations to grow their business. To achieve this, we have hand-selected over 250 of the brightest people, gathered deep market insights and developed a full spectrum of commercialization capability to help us build the future.

Divio is a platform for running your Django projects.

We get you going faster with Django optimised hosting, developer tools and pre-configured projects including django CMS and Wagtail.

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