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 http://2012.pycon-au.org/diversity_grants

==== 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
http://maps.google.com.au/maps/place?q=Wrest%20Point,%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
venue.)

More information can be found at http://2012.pycon-au.org/diversity_grants

==== 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 http://2012.pycon-au.org/diversity_grants

==== 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 http://2012.pycon-au.org/diversity_grants

=== 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
http://pycon-au.org or e-mail us at contact@pycon-au.org.

PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia (www.linux.org.au) and
acknowledges the support of our Gold sponsors: Google Australia
(www.google.com.au), and the Australian Computer Society (Tasmanian
Branch) (www.acs.org.au); 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.

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--Christopher Neugebauer
Conference Coordinator and Sponsor Liaison

PyCon Australia: Hobart 2012 -- http://2012.pycon-au.org -- @pyconau
Early bird registration and accommodation deals now available! See our
website for details.