Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. Held under the auspices of Linux Australia, PyCon 2012 is taking place on August 18 and 19 in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania.
At its helm this time are two young men, Christopher Neugebauer and Joshua Hesketh, both of whom have more than earned their stripes in free and open source software circles in the country.
Says Neugebauer, a 23-year-old software developer, "My first attempt at organising a Python developer day led me to propose an (ultimately rejected) Python miniconf for linux.conf.au 2009 in Hobart."
The annual Australian national Linux conference, organised on behalf of Linux Australia, is better known as linux.conf.au. It is hosted in a different city each year.
Since 2010, Neugebauer has organised and conducted the Open Programming Miniconf at linux.conf.au. He says, " it has provided a focal point for developers using many languages (including Python) at LCA".