Brandon will be speaking at PyCon AU about the antipodes
1. Australia and New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere). "there were plants from the Antipodes, including eucalyptuses and acacias"
2. the direct opposite of something. "voting and violence are antipodes"
Brandon Rhodes has used Python since 1997, because he was stubborn and preferred to use a beautiful language rather than one that anyone had ever heard of. He maintains a few open source amateur astronomy libraries like Skyfield and PyEphem, but is best known for his writing, speaking, and training about how the Python language can be used most effectively. He also loves digital typesetting, backpacking trips to the Grand Canyon, and the Oxford comma.