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  • After last year's successful conference, PyCon ZA returns to Johannesburg for 2015. This year, PyCon ZA will be held at the Wits Professional Development Hub in Braamfontein. Ticket sales are now ...
    Neil MullerNeil Muller
    Aug 7, 2015 at 6:05 am
    Aug 7, 2015 at 6:05 am
  • PyConZA 2015 will take place 1st & 2nd October at the Wits University Professional Development Hub in Johannesburg, South Africa. There will be two days of talks, and we will hold sprints on the 3rd ...
    Neil MullerNeil Muller
    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:09 am
    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:09 am
  • Hey folks, There are 3 of us here in JHB (we are part of the GPUG organizing committee) and we would be willing to assist Simon for this years event. If you like, please use some task-creating tool ...
    Hussain CassimHussain Cassim
    Jun 14, 2015 at 6:24 pm
    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:54 am
  • Greetings I've put things in motion for PyConZA 2015 to happen on the 1st & 2nd October in Johannesburg at the Wits PDH (Professional Development Hub). I'd like to get volunteers from Cape Town who ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jun 12, 2015 at 12:05 pm
    Jul 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm
  • PyConZA 2014 will take place 2nd & 3rd October in Johannesburg, South Africa. There will be two days of talks, and we will hold sprints on the 4th & 5th of October. We are currently accepting ...
    Neil MullerNeil Muller
    Jun 20, 2014 at 10:17 am
    Jun 20, 2014 at 10:17 am
  • We're in the final runup to PyConZA 2013, and things are generally looking in good shape. We've had a few offers to volunteer during the conference - does anyone want to handle coordinating them for ...
    Neil MullerNeil Muller
    Sep 23, 2013 at 7:40 am
    Sep 23, 2013 at 7:40 am
  • We've been mainly hashing stuff out on irc (#pyconza on freenode) and forgetting about this list, but the current state of play is: a) The 2013 website is now live. b) Simon has secured a venue ...
    Neil MullerNeil Muller
    Aug 2, 2013 at 10:04 am
    Aug 2, 2013 at 10:04 am
  • Greetings We need to find a venue for this year's PyCon ZA. Our requirements are: * Space for ~300 people. * Rooms for two talk tracks. * Available on 3-4 October. * Ideally have somewhere nearby to ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Apr 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    Apr 22, 2013 at 7:44 am
  • Maciej, Thanks for the invitation! I'm actually taking a sabbatical from conferences (I'm probably going to speak at PyCon in a couple months, but that's my last one for a while). I'm just too worn ...
    Maciej FijalkowskiMaciej Fijalkowski
    Dec 9, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Dec 9, 2012 at 8:38 am
  • Greetings I've put up a splash page for PyConZA 2013. Shout if there's anything you'd like added or changed. I've based the design on the 2012 site for now. Schiavo Simon
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Nov 26, 2012 at 10:57 am
    Nov 27, 2012 at 11:34 am
  • Greetings I've attached the results of the PyConZA 2012 exit survey and I've uploaded a shorter summary presentation I gave at the Praekelt retreat a few days ago to Speaker Deck [1]. The complete ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Nov 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm
  • Hello everyone. I would like to invite Gary Bernhardt as a keynote speaker for the next year. He's the author of destroy all software as well as the famous wat talk ...
    Maciej FijalkowskiMaciej Fijalkowski
    Oct 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Nov 26, 2012 at 10:55 pm
  • Hey. I would just like to say thank you to everyone involved, I think the conference turned out really great. Cheers, fijal
    Maciej FijalkowskiMaciej Fijalkowski
    Oct 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    Oct 7, 2012 at 7:28 am
  • Links at http://za.pycon.org/schedule.htm Please try out the Disqus comments. Shout if you see any issues.
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm
    Sep 28, 2012 at 6:27 am
  • See http://za.pycon.org/schedule.html Shout if you see any errors. The talk pages aren't up yet -- will get those up later today. Schiavo Simon
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 26, 2012 at 8:28 am
    Sep 26, 2012 at 8:28 am
  • Greetings The schedule in the Google doc is now finalized and should go live on the site later tonight. I'm sure there will be minor tweaks as the event approaches but if anyone has any serious ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    Sep 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm
  • Greetings I've finished sending confirmation emails to speakers. Two last minute changes: * I added a talk from David Campey on migrating a development team from .Net to Python * Bryn Divey ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    Sep 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm
  • Greetings I want to send confirmations to all the speakers on the schedule this evening. There are two last minute changes: - Hedley's would like to make his Jmbo tutorial a talk instead. - We've ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 21, 2012 at 11:37 am
    Sep 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm
  • Greetings I've just finished heavily updating the draft schedule and speaker status spreadsheet. Schedule: * is full (although we have a day or so to decide to bump talks out if we want) * has ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 19, 2012 at 12:23 am
    Sep 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm
  • Attendees: 235 Registered: 207 Paid: 160 Unpaid: 47 (about 10 of these are group invoices we're still processing) Waiting: 28 Corporate: 105 Individual: 73 Student: 57 Speakers: Total: 11
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    Sep 14, 2012 at 6:44 am
  • Hi Would it be any useful if I prepare some materials for speakers aka stuff that's on pycon US? Also I can do some briefing before the actual conference (like Monday during registration or so) We ...
    Maciej FijalkowskiMaciej Fijalkowski
    Sep 12, 2012 at 8:05 am
    Sep 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  • Greetings The draft schedule is up at https://docs.google.com/a/praekeltfoundation.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key rtGEjT77bXodHlZZU5kQzRkczl1RktaX2lBNFd0LUE#gid=0 . Now is the time to give feedback. There's ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:51 am
  • Attendees: 216 Registered: 201 Paid: 146 Unpaid: 55 Waiting: 15 Speakers: 8
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    Sep 11, 2012 at 7:49 am
  • Graeme Glass graemeglass at gmail.com has invited you to join the PYCON ZA Volunteers group with this message: Greetings, I have set up a mailing list to help co-ordinate volunteering efforts for ...
    Graeme Glass (Google Groups)Graeme Glass (Google Groups)
    Sep 7, 2012 at 6:27 am
    Sep 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm
  • Greetings Neil and I are planning to meet at 16:00 on Saturday afternoon and hash out the draft schedule for the conference. Anyone who wants to help is welcome to join us. Venue is currently up for ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 7, 2012 at 1:11 am
    Sep 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm
  • Greetings We hit 215 tickets committed so we took a decision to switch registration on za.pycon.org to a waiting list. The information captured is the same but there's a red box letting people know ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    Sep 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm
  • Attendees: 174 Corporate: 82 Individual: 42 Student: 50 Paid: 100 Unpaid: 74 Speakers: Total: 6 And we have 26 tickets that we're committed to in other ways that aren't yet on the system (mostly two ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:24 am
    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:51 am
  • Greetings Michael Foord declined. Next on the list is Alex Gaynor. Schiavo Simon
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    Sep 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm
  • Greetings I'm pleased to announce that Armin Ronacher has accepted our offer to come speak at PyCon ZA. Next on the list to invite is Michael Foord. Schiavo Simon
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Sep 6, 2012 at 7:31 am
  • Greetings Current stats from the pyconza database: Attendees: 140 Corporate: 47 Individual: 43 Student: 50 Paid: 75 Unpaid: 65 Speakers: Total: 4* * This is just people signed up on the site -- a few ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 5, 2012 at 10:50 am
    Sep 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm
  • Greetings Anyone feeling like volunteering to help organize the volunteers? Mostly what's need is to: * Find things for them to do (e.g. help at registration, pack swag). * Track who has volunteered ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 5, 2012 at 9:21 am
    Sep 7, 2012 at 8:19 am
  • Greetings Jesse Noller has given me access to post announcements and update to the PyCon blog http://pycon.blogspot.com/. All posts need to include PyCon ZA in the title. We shouldn't abuse this ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Sep 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Sep 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm
  • Greetings We're now at 60 people signed up. Of those: * 24 are student registrations * 8 are corporate registrations * 28 are individual registrations We're a bit behind marking people as paid though ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Aug 23, 2012 at 4:59 am
  • Greetings Basho have put out all call for Riak ambassadors to PyConZA -- http://basho.com/blog/technical/2012/08/23/Riak-ambassadors-needed-for-PyCon-ZA/. We need to spread the word. I've tweeted ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm
  • Greetings We've been made an offer to record just the primary talk for free. Is everyone happy to just have the primary track recorded? The secondary track room can be sub-divided into three smaller ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Aug 23, 2012 at 11:47 am
  • Greetings We have firm offers for talks from: * Larry Hastings (Stepping through CPython -- his PyCon US 2012 talk) * Armin Rigo & Maciej Fija?kowski (New Approaches to Concurrency in Python -- a ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    Aug 22, 2012 at 7:58 am
  • Since the website is now running, and we seem to have settled on a final submission deadline, we need to send out a call for speakers real soon now (tm). I'd like to see that sent out no later than ...
    Neil MullerNeil Muller
    Aug 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Aug 23, 2012 at 4:57 am
  • I received the offer below from Michael Adeyeye of Asmic Computers to provide video. I've asked for details (what they need from the organizers, speakers, time required for post processing, costs) ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    Aug 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm
  • I would like to suggest Armin Ronacher (author of flask, among other things). I want other people to have opinions though since I personally know Armin, so my opinion can be biased. Cheers, fijal
    Maciej FijalkowskiMaciej Fijalkowski
    Aug 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    Aug 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm
  • Hi So Ruan kindly integrated Quicket into the site at fairly short notice but I'm not sure the whole thing was ever really thought through properly from our side. What we had before was: user signs ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:26 am
  • Greetings Since sponsorship is going well it looks like we'll be able to fund one or two guest international speakers [1]. I'm going to put feelers out to some of the core Python developers and a few ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Aug 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm
  • Hi All Just a quick note on the state of our sponsorships thus far. The last 2 weeks have been really successful for us, and I'm happy to announce the following sponsors: Gold: Amazon Web Services ...
    GustavGustav
    Aug 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm
    Aug 15, 2012 at 6:31 am
  • Cool. Sounds good. In future I would confirm free ticket give-aways with Wendy and Sam because there are potentially budget implications (obviously a few tickets isn't much but a bunch of similar ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 14, 2012 at 9:34 am
    Aug 15, 2012 at 6:32 am
  • We should put on website a clear indication what's the deadline for talk submission.
    Maciej FijalkowskiMaciej Fijalkowski
    Aug 14, 2012 at 8:52 am
    Aug 23, 2012 at 4:42 am
  • Hi Paying by EFT might be kind of hard by people from outside SA. Are there any plans to fix it? Cheers, fijal
    Maciej FijalkowskiMaciej Fijalkowski
    Aug 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    Aug 15, 2012 at 6:45 am
  • Hi Hanno and Celeste I just generated and emailed invoices to everyone that had already signed up. Your inboxes should be stuffed with your copies of them. Apologies for the mini mail bomb (15 emails ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm
  • Hi Wendy Is recording talks currently in our AV budget for PyConZA? I suspect it isn't [1] so I'll do some poking around the tech community to see if there's anyone who can help us record talks. [1] ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    Aug 23, 2012 at 4:41 am
  • Greetings The new PyConZA site is now officially live. Thanks especially to Ruan and Euan from Unomena for all the hard work they've put in getting the site up and running and also to everyone who ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    Aug 6, 2012 at 11:30 am
  • Greetings I propose testing the EFT payment option by paying for Adrianna. Can anyone think of any reason I shouldn't do that? * Ruan and Euan: Could you add a "paid" boolean field to the attendees ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    Aug 6, 2012 at 8:39 am
  • Greetings The new za.pycon.org website is live and running. I'd appreciate everyone here playing around with it for a bit and giving feedback before we start the big announcements. I've dumped the ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Aug 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    Aug 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm
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