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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 ...
    Aug 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm
    Aug 15, 2012 at 6:31 am
  • Morning Simon et al Some thoughts: We should have something that is aimed at Python novices (not programming novices). Maybe this could be a tutorial? Python in action: I would love to see projects ...
    Aug 1, 2012 at 5:46 am
    Aug 1, 2012 at 7:35 am
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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
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