Closes this week: PyCon Australia 2012 and Google Australia announcegender diversity grants

Discussion in 'Python' started by Chris Neugebauer, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Hello there! Just a friendly reminder to all of you that applications
    for our Gender Diversity Grants close on Friday this week. Google
    Australia are funding several AU$500 grants for deserving women living
    outside of the Souther Tasmania Region to attend PyCon Australia 2012,
    which us happening in August in Hobart.

    Please pass this onto anyone you know who may be interested in
    applying for one of these grants. Further information can be found at including the application

    Original message follows.



    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 Point, Tasmania 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 22 June We will notify all successful
    recipients of their award by Friday 29 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 partners: Kogan, and Secret Lab; and our
    Silver sponsors: the Python Software Foundation, the Django Software
    Foundation, Anchor Systems, Red Hat, ekit, RimuHosting, 99designs and CSIRO..

    --Christopher Neugebauer
    Conference Coordinator and Sponsor Liaison

    PyCon Australia: Hobart 2012 -- -- @pyconau
    Conference registration and accommodation deals now available! See our
    website for details.

    Jabber: -- IRC: chrisjrn on --
    WWW: -- Twitter/ @chrisjrn
    Chris Neugebauer, Jun 19, 2012
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