[Twisted-Python] Reminder: Early Bird Registration for PyCon Ending Soon
jeff at taupro.com
Thu Jan 11 07:55:33 EST 2007
Greetings. I'm the co-chair for an upcoming volunteer-run conference in the
Dallas (Addison) area and would like to get an announcement into the hands of
your members in some manner acceptable to your community.
The event is the fifth international Python Conference, being held Feb 23-25,
2007 at the Marriott-Quorum in Addison, with early-bird registration ending
The conference draws approximately 400-500 attendees from diverse backgrounds
such as scientists from national and medical labs, college/K-12 educators, web
engineers and the myriad of IT developers and programming hobbyists. Those
new to the Python language are welcome, and we're offering a half-day "Python
101" tutorial on the day before the conference, Thursday Feb 22 to help you
get up to speed and better enjoy the rest of the conference.
While unfortunately no talks specifically on Twisted were submitted this year,
some of the presentations that Twisted folk might find interesting are:
- Web Frameworks Panel
- WSGI: An Introduction
- soaplib: an easy-to-use python soap library
- Distributing your Project with Python Eggs
- Easy Creation of Interactive Tutorials
- How I Wrote a Python App and Got $5 Million
- Scaling Python for High-Load Web Sites
- Software Development with Trac
Being run by the Python community as a non-profit event, the conference
strives to be inexpensive, with registration being only $260 (or $195 if you
register prior to Jan 15th), with a further discount for students. On the day
before the conference we are running a full day of classroom tutorials (extra
charge per class) and then after the conference is a free four-days of
sprints, which are informal gatherings of programmers to work together in
coding on various projects. Sprints are excellent opportunities to do agile
pair-programming side-by-side with experienced programmers and make new friends.
Other activities are lightning talks, which are 5-minute presentations to show
off a cool technology or spread the word about a project, open space talks,
which are spontaneous gatherings around a topic and, new this year, a Python
Lab where experienced and novice programmers will work together to solve
challenging problems and then present their solutions.
The conference is also running four keynote talks by leaders in the
programming field, with a special focus on education this year:
"The Power of Dangerous Ideas: Python and One Laptop per Child"
by Ivan Krstic, senior member of the One Laptop per Child project
"Premise: eLearning does not Belong in Public Schools"
by Adele Goldberg, of SmallTalk fame
by Guido van Rossum, creator of Python
"The Importance of Programming Literacy"
by Robert M. "r0ml" Lefkowitz, a frequent speaker at O'Reilly conferences
I believe your members will find the conference educational and enjoyable.
More information about the conference along with the full schedule of
presentations with abstracts, is available online:
Thanks for any help you can give in spreading the word,
Co-Chair PyCon 2007
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