Kiwi PyCon needs volunteers!

Aug. 8, 2013 by Tim Knapp

With just 29 days until Kiwi PyCon 2013, it’s time for us to call for volunteers -- we need your support to make Kiwi PyCon a huge success.

Session chairs only need to commit to being in one room between two breaks (e.g. from the end of morning tea through the beginning of lunch). You can take up these roles and still see all of the talks in one room for a session -- just nominate which sessions you'd be happy to chair in your email and we'll try to allocate you to them.

Session chair's job is to:

  • Introduce the speakers
  • Keep speakers on time
  • Ensure the session is kept in order
  • Passing the audience microphone to questioners (this helps make sure our video recordings are of a very high quality)

Our registration desk will be open on Saturday morning. We need four volunteers to make short work of the 300+ delegates that we are expecting. Outside of that time we’d like these volunteers to be on call to answer delegate queries and deal with late check-ins.

We also need someone to be available to take photos of delegates just after they register on the Saturday morning (for posterity and if allowed by the delegate) and generally for photos during the event -- would be better to have more than 1 person for the general snapshots.

Finally, any volunteers who can be on call throughout the conference to assist the organisers would be greatly appreciated.

For those who can make it, we plan on running a briefing session on Friday afternoon, sometime around 1:00pm (time/place to be confirmed).

If you're interested in volunteering for any of the roles described above, please send an email to

We look forward to hearing from you!