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PyCon DE 2011 - Three Keynotes: From the Outside, From the Inside, and Scientific

There will be three keynotes with different perspectives on software development
and Python.

Jan Lehnardt, a CouchDB developer, looks at Python from the outside and analyzes why some people tend to be religious about programming languages and what could be done about it for the benefit of the whole programming community.

Paul Everitt of Zope and Plone fame provides a deep inside into the development of Zope and other long-running, successful Python projects in general.

Andreas Schreiber from the German Aerospace Center sees the future of software engineering in the field of science and engineering in Python-based solutions. Examples from high performance computing demonstrate the power of Python in this field.

The first PyCon DE will be held October 4-9, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.

A tutorial and barcamp day is followed by three days with talks in three parallel tracks and
two days of sprints.

More details can be found on the PyCon DE website.

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PyCon DE 2011 - Only 25 Tickets Left

There are only 25 Tickets left. Online ticket sales will close September 30.
So hurry to get yours now.

The first PyCon DE will be held October 4-9, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.

A tutorial and barcamp day is followed by three days with talks in three parallel tracks and
two days of sprints.

More details can be found on the PyCon DE website.

Please pass this post on to those you feel may be interested.

PyCon DE 2011 - Program as App

The conference program is now available as an App.

There are 54 talks plus three keynotes and three lightning
talk sessions spread over three days. The topics cover a wide
range. There should be something interesting for everybody
interested in Python.

The first PyCon DE will be held October 4-9, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.

A tutorial and barcamp day is followed by three days with talks in three parallel tracks and
two days of sprints.

More details can be found on the PyCon DE website.

Please pass this post on to those you feel may be interested.

Need Tutorial Ideas?

To follow-up with last week's post on talk ideas, we've done some digging into what topics would make for good tutorials. The resulting lists contain a lot of the same topics as talk ideas, with a few interesting requests, including "anything from [plenary speaker] David Beazley".We're now 15 days away from the October 12 deadline for proposals, and we don't want to start the review process without your proposal. PyCon's success depends on you, the community, to keep cranking out the great presentations you're known for. Tutorials are an especially great time at PyCon, as they're an excellent chance to expand your skill set thanks to the great educators of the community presenting their three-hour sessions at a bargain price.If you're interested in flexing your teaching skills but need help narrowing down a topic, we recently polled the Python community to find out what they want. When asked, "Are there any particular subjects that you wo…

Need Talk Ideas?

As you may know, the deadline for PyCon proposals is approaching. We're within 20 days of the October 12 deadline, so start finalizing your drafts, or for some of you procrastinators in the group, start thinking about what you want to submit! If you're just getting started, have a look at our call for proposals.We're accepting proposals for tutorials, talks, and posters, so think about where your ideas fit in and submit away. For 2012, we've imposed a limit of two accepted proposals per person, but there's no limit to how many you can submit. We want to hear all of your ideas, but realize that we all need to share the stage.If you're looking for ideas, we recently ran a survey of the Python community and found some interesting results which we've curated below. We've done some massaging of the data to pick out the core ideas and come up with what we feel is an accurate list of topics that people were asking for.When asked, "Are there any particular…

Announcing the first PyCon 2012 Plenary Talk - David Beazley, Mad Genius

I am very pleased to announce our first Plenary talk for PyCon 2012 - David Beazley. David should be very familiar to everyone in the Python community - he's a prolific trainer, developer, author and, well - mad genius. He is the brain behind the mind blowing Python GIL talk at Chicago Chipy meeting and the followup PyCon 2010 talk on understanding the Python GIL as well as his diabolical PyCon 2011 "Using Python 3 to Build a Cloud Computing Service for my Superboard II".David is an independent software developer and book author living in the city of Chicago. Primarily working on programming tools, provide custom software development, and teach practical programming courses for software developers, scientists, and engineers. He is best known for his work with the Python programming language where he have created several open-source packages (e.g., Swig and PLY) and authored the acclaimed Python Essential Reference.I've written David a blank check on subject matter - …

Announcing the first PyCon 2012 Keynote speaker: Paul Graham

I am pleased  to announce the first keynote speaker for PyCon 2012 - Paul Graham of Y Combinator and Lisp/Arc fame. PyCon 2012 represents the 10th annual PyCon US - and on this special occasion, I am proud to have Paul back as a keynote speaker (he did the keynote at PyCon 2003).Paul Graham is an essayist, programmer, and investor, and recently well-known as one of the founders of Y Combinator. With PyCon held right in the heart of Silicon Valley, it seemed fitting to welcome Paul back for not just that it is the 10th anniversary, but also to celebrate the many startups and entrepreneurs that have come out of PyCon.One of Paul’s signature essays is “The Python Paradox” - describing his experience that people doing interesting and innovative things are frequently attracted to Python. Paul’s insight has proven true, as Y Combinator has funded and advised numerous Python-using companies, from Dropbox to Disqus, to Reddit, Justin.tv and Convore. The list is sure to expand as Y Combinator …

PyCon DE 2011 - Talks Timetable Published

The timetable of talks is online.

There are 54 talks plus three keynotes and three lightning
talk sessions spread over three days. The topics cover a wide
range. There should be something interesting for everybody
interested in Python.

The first PyCon DE will be held October 4-9, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.

A tutorial and barcamp day is followed by three days with talks in three parallel tracks and
two days of sprints.

More details can be found on the PyCon DE website.

Please pass this post on to those you feel may be interested.

Announcing the PyCon 2012 "Jobs Fair" page, sponsor benefit.

One of the things that the PyCon team struggles with each year is how to maximize the visibility of our sponsors - not only do they financially support PyCon, but many of them contribute back to our open source community, hire you - members of the community - and overall help lift all of us up. Maximizing visibility though, can be difficult. There are lines we should not cross due to the community and people focus of PyCon - it is a fine line to walk between maximizing sponsors' return on investment, and the needs and interests of attendees, and the community.This is why I am happy to announce today, we, the PyCon team feel that we have found another great way to both showcase our sponsors, without whom the conference would not be possible, and also provide something of need and interest to the Python/PyCon community. Today, we're unveiling the "PyCon Jobs Fair" page. This is a new page on the PyCon website dedicated to job listings from our sponsors and will list op…