Kiwi PyCon 2015 Announcement

May 19, 2015 by Marek Kuziel

We're delighted to announce that Kiwi PyCon 2015 is going to be held in Christchurch on 4/5/6 September (Friday/Saturday/Sunday).

For the very first time, Kiwi PyCon is going to be a full 3 day long event!

We will be holding the conference at the University of Canterbury, located in Riccarton which is 30-minute walk to what's left from Christchurch CBD.

Conference proper starts on Friday the 4th with a day mostly consisting of tutorials, followed by the usual format of two streams of talks on Saturday and Sunday.

What should I do next?

Save the date and clear your calendar for the first weekend of September!

Brainstorm some proposals whether it is a talk, tutorial, or a poster.

We will launch the Call for Proposals (CfP) later this week.

Where do I find out more?

There are a few primary sources of information you can use to keep track of what's happening.

First and foremost is this website:

At present it's still in its guise as the home of NZPUG, however, when we launch the CfP the site will change face to its alter-ego, the home of Kiwi PyCon 2015.

In addition, we'll keep you posted about new developments on NZPUG mailing list, and using the official Twitter feed @NZPUG:

Who is behind all of this?

Hi! I'm Marek. I helped to organize the very first Kiwi PyCon held in Christchurch in 2009.

Due to increased seismic activity around the city we couldn't organise the conference in Christchurch for a few years, so when the opportunity arose last year I put my hand up and said I'll do it.

We're a team of Pythonistas preparing what we reckon will be a great three day long event.

We're stoked to have Kiwi PyCon "back home" in Christchurch and looking forward to seeing you all here in September.


Marek, on behalf of NZPUG and the entire Kiwi PyCon 2015 team.