[Python-au] Announcing keynote Damien George

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 22:31:19 UTC 2016

The PyCon Australia team is quietly ecstatic to announce that our second
keynote speaker will be Damien George.

Damien is the creator of MicroPython and ran two very fruitful Kickstarter
campaigns to build a community around this microcontroller language. He has
built a successful company based on MicroPython and the pyboard, brought it
to makers, teachers and industry developers around the world, worked with
the BBC on the micro:bit project, and embarked on projects with the
European Space Agency to bring MicroPython into space.

“Damien’s work, and continuing community efforts, have been an important
part of the Python ecosystem,” said Richard Jones, conference chair. “I’m
especially excited to hear Damien talk through the journey of dreaming up
and implementing a whole new Python just for the smallest possible
deployments, on microcontrollers, and where that journey has taken him.”

We are fascinated to hear Damien’s keynote address and hear about
MicroPython in our macro universe. Will you be there?

Registrations for PyCon Australia 2016 are already open and tickets are
almost sold out. Book your conference ticket today!

=== About PyCon Australia ===

PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python programming
community. The seventh PyCon Australia will be held on August 12-16 2016 in
Melbourne, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast
developers with a love for programming in Python. PyCon Australia informs
the country’s developers with presentations 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 2016, visit our website at
http://pycon-au.org, follow us at @pyconau <https://twitter.com/pyconau> or
e-mail us at contact at pycon-au.org.

PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia (www.linux.org.au) and
acknowledges the support of our Platinum Sponsors, DevDemand.co and IRESS;
and our Gold sponsors, Google Australia and Optiver. For full details of
our sponsors, see our website.
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