I’m very glad to be able to finally release PyCon Australia’s programme for this year. It’s one of the strongest programmes we’ve put together for this conference, and it features excellent content for developers in all aspects of the Python Ecosystem.
Here’s some of the favourites that I’m looking forward to:
- The Lazy Dev’s Guide to Testing Your Web API by Ryan Kelly — Ryan’s an excellent presenter, and his talks always show off crazily cool stuff that you just shouldn’t expect Python to be able to do.
- Virtual robotic car racing with Python and TORCS by Tennessee Leeuwenburg — AI-driven race cars? What’s not to like? 😀
- Path Dependent Development: Why on Earth are you using SQL Alchemy as a JSON validator? by Nick Coghlan — I admit, the title’s what’s piqued my curiosity. And I really want to know why they ended up validating JSON that way.
Of course, there’s more than 30 other talks, including our keynote presenters, Mark Ramm (who’ll be showing us why Python’s strengths in handling scientific data make Python an excellent tool for helping make product design decisions), and Kenneth Reitz (who’ll be explaining how to make APIs in Python better).
There’ll also be our regular opportunities for lightning talks at the end of each day, and plenty of other activities. So why not check out the rest of the schedule and tell me what you’re looking forward to?