Media Statement - Kiwi PyCon 2010

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by duffyd, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. duffyd

    duffyd Guest

    Hello,

    Please find below the Media Statement for Kiwi PyCon 2010.

    Kind regards,
    Tim
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    New Zealand Python User Group Incorporated

    Media Statement
    For immediate release

    24 September 2010

    Major IT players support Python Conference 2010

    Over 150 computer programming enthusiasts are set to meet at the Kiwi
    PyCon 2010 conference on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November at the
    Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands in Waitangi.

    Python, a programming language used throughout the world, has a
    massive
    following and Python conferences are held around the globe. Kiwi PyCon
    is New Zealand's Python community coming together and will cover the
    use
    of Python in the scientific, web, mobile, gaming, and animation
    fields.

    The event has garnered notable support, with Catalyst IT and Microsoft
    as major sponsors and many other well known companies and
    organisations
    including the Python Software Foundation, Plone Foundation, Atlassian,
    Enthought, Tait Radio Communications, Apress, Packt Publishing,
    O'Reilly, ThinkGeek, Amazon Web Services, Wingware, ANZTB, Mozilla and
    ActiveState all backing the conference.

    Organised by the New Zealand Python User Group Inc.(NZPUG), it
    promises
    to bring together developers, designers and business people who will
    listen to industry speakers. US-based Jacob Kaplan-Moss, creator of
    "Django", a successful and widely used web application framework along
    with Anthony Baxter, long-time release manager of Python from
    Melbourne
    are keynote speakers for the event.

    Kiwi PyCon 2010 topics will include:
    • “How Python is influencing neuroscience research"
    • Microsoft (Australia) showing how they support Python on their
    "Azure"
    platform
    • Amazon web service
    • Gmail gadgets
    • "Going Global : Using Best Effort Translation To Create Multilingual
    Web Apps"
    • Python and Java
    • Python in Astronomy

    Another guest speaker for the conference is Matt Provost, Systems
    Manager at Weta Digital, five-time Academy award winning visual
    effects
    facility located in Wellington. Matt will speak about "Python in the
    Datacentre", as he manages all Weta Digital servers, storage and
    networking which occupies five positions on the Top 500 Supercomputer
    list.

    Danny Adair, NZPUG's founding president said “Python is used
    everywhere,
    and for anyone interested in or using the language, our annual
    conference is the place to be.” Kiwi PyCon 2010 registrations are now
    open. To make your booking for the conference or for more information
    visit http://nz.pycon.org

    ---------------Ends---------------------

    For media or conference enquiries please contact:
    Danny Adair, NZPUG President
    Phone: (09) 9555 101
    Email:
    Website: http://nz.pycon.org
     
    duffyd, Oct 4, 2010
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