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[wlug] Kiwi PyCon Media Statement - "How a programming language is changing the Web"

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Tim Knapp duffyd@k...
Mon Oct 5 22:32:42 NZDT 2009

Media Statement          October 5, 2009

"How a programming language is changing the Web"

The main keynote speaker at Kiwi PyCon 2009, Joel Burton, an
internationally recognised trainer and presenter, will explain how the
programming language Python is becoming the language of choice for
developing websites due to its simplicity and flexibility. The
conference will be held at the Canterbury Innovation Incubator in
Christchurch on November 7th and 8th.

Other tracks at the conference will include: GUI, Science & Math, Game,
and Applications. The conference will also have a dedicated Web track,
which will include presentations about many Python web technologies,
such as: Django, Twisted, Zope 3, Grok, and Plone.

The conference has attracted a lot of interest from many universities
throughout the country and staff and students from Auckland, Massey,
Canterbury, and Otago universities will be presenting regarding how
they've used Python in their research.

“As Christchurch has the reputation of being the Silicon Valley of New
Zealand, its been really great to see a number of electronics companies
in Christchurch support the event”, said Tim Knapp, the conference
Director. Tait Electronics, a radio communications manufacturer, is a
Gold sponsor for the event.

“The positive response we've received from the IT community in New
Zealand has been really encouraging” commented Mr. Knapp. “Really, no
matter what industry your business is in, this conference will be of
benefit to you.”

Registration closes on October 23rd and registrations are limited. For
more information visit


For media or conference enquiries please contact:
Tim Knapp, NZ Python User Group Vice President and Event Director
Phone: 021 156 6405
Email: kiwipycon@n...

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