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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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 The za.pycon.org site is now live! Thanks to Ruan and Euan for getting it up and running. Feedback from everyone welcome. Sign-ups (name, email address and comment) for attendees and ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    Jul 3, 2012 at 12:36 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • I've created a Trello board for tracking TODO items. If anyone wants to be added, please reply with your Trello account name. Schiavo Simon
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jul 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    Jul 9, 2012 at 8:44 am
  • 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
  • We need to settle on the date real soon now. The 4th & 5th October option looks good to me, so I think we should commit to that date and start planning from there. We also need some rough numbers for ...
    Neil MullerNeil Muller
    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:12 am
    Apr 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm
  • Good day, The company I work for, Go2Africa [1], is keen to sponsor pycon-za. This sponsorship would be in the form of our expertise in helping international and domestic delegates to find ...
    Graeme GlassGraeme Glass
    May 28, 2012 at 11:28 am
    Jun 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm
  • Greetings Andrew Caldwell from Unomena has produced two variations on a design for the PyCON ZA website front page. I quite like the designs but I'd like to get feedback from anyone else with ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:18 am
    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm
  • Greetings I received a revised design from Andrew this morning (see attached). Any last thoughts? Schiavo Simon A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: Splash 1.jpg Type: image/jpeg Size: 1550507 ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:46 am
    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Greetings Ruan pointed out to me that we're going to need a bank account to sponsorship and registration fees to go into. CTPUG doesn't have one currently. If CTPUG is going to get one, we need to ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jun 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Jun 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm
  • EventBoard emailed the team at za.pycon.org address to offer a free EventBoard account for PyCon ZA. Anyone used them or heard whether they're good to work with? Should we take them up on the offer? ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Jul 25, 2012 at 8:41 am
  • 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
  • Greetings Wendy from Speakers Corner has been hard at work canvassing venues and drawing up a budget for us. Lauren, Sam and I looked at The (BMW) Pavilion this afternoon. It looks like an awesome ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jun 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    Jun 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm
  • Hi Ruan and Euan Sam and Wendy said you needed a final website design and mini wireframe. I don't have any wireframes but I've attempted a detailed outline of the site below. I'm basing my thinking ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jul 23, 2012 at 8:47 am
    Jul 23, 2012 at 10:28 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 ...
    GustavGustav
    Aug 1, 2012 at 5:46 am
    Aug 1, 2012 at 7:35 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 ...
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thanks to Simon's hard work, we now have a synmposium instance running at http://za.pycon.org , and we've fixed the dates for the 4th and 5th of October My plan is to poke at how symposium's proposal ...
    Neil MullerNeil Muller
    May 22, 2012 at 10:29 am
    May 31, 2012 at 8:29 am
  • Greetings, Another person who I would like to see give a talk would be Armin Ronacher. Graeme
    Graeme GlassGraeme Glass
    May 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    May 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm
  • Greetings I just wanted to welcome Euan Jonker and Ruan Zeelie from Unomena to the planning mailing list and to introduce them to everyone else. Unomena have very kindly offered to help make ...
    Simon CrossSimon Cross
    Jun 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Jun 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm
  • Hi Maybe I should mention that Valentino Volonghi, one of the main organizers of EuroPython offered to help with advice if we have some problems and/or want feedback. I don't have his email, but he's ...
    Maciej FijalkowskiMaciej Fijalkowski
    Jul 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Jul 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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