PyCon Australia 2012 and Google Australia announce gender diversity grants

PyCon Australia and Google Australia are pleased to announce that

they're joining forces to offer gender diversity delegate grants to

women who wish to attend PyCon Australia in 2012. These grants will

cover up to $AUD500 of travel, accommodation and registration costs

for women living outside of the Southern Tasmania region to attend

this year's conference.

These grants aim to reduce the financial barriers to attending PyCon

Australia 2012, by subsidising the registration and travel costs of

people from diverse groups, who contribute in important ways to the

Python community.

More information can be found at

==== Eligibility ====

In order to be eligible for one of the grants, you must be:

- A woman, aged 18 or older

- A professional, enthusiast or student interested in, or currently

working in Python-related fields or projects

- Planning to attend both days of PyCon Australia 2012

- In order to be eligible for the travel and accommodation grant, you

must additionally: live further than 150 km (by road) from the

conference venue.

(If you are unsure, please visit,%20Tasmania and

use the Get Directions link in the upper left-hand corner to

calculate the driving distance from your place of residence to the


More information can be found at

==== Award Amount ====

All selected grant recipients will be extended the Early Bird

registration rates to PyCon Australia, provided registration is

completed prior to 13 July.

In addition, recipients of the travel and accommodation grant will be

reimbursed up to $500 in travel and accommodation costs.

More information can be found at

==== Timeline ====

Applications for the gender diversity delegates grants are open now,

and will close on Friday 15 June We will notify all successful

recipients of their award by Friday 22 June so that you can have ample

time to complete your travel plans.

More information can be found at

=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python Programming

Community. The third PyCon Australia will be held on August 18 and 19,

2012 in Hobart, Tasmania, bringing together professional, student and

enthusiast developers with a love for developing with Python. PyCon

Australia informs the country’s Python developers with presentations,

tutorials and panel sessions by experts and core developers of Python,

as well as the libraries and frameworks that they rely on.

To find out more about PyCon Australia 2012, visit our website at or e-mail us at

PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia ( and

acknowledges the support of our Gold sponsors: Google Australia

(, and the Australian Computer Society (Tasmanian

Branch) (; our Event partner, Secret Lab; and our

Silver sponsors: the Python Software Foundation, the Django Software

Foundation, Anchor Systems, Red Hat, ekit, RimuHosting, and CSIRO.


--Christopher Neugebauer

Conference Coordinator and Sponsor Liaison

PyCon Australia: Hobart 2012 -- -- @pyconau

Early bird registration and accommodation deals now available! See our

website for details.