2009-01-27

PyCon 2009 Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for PyCon 2009, the annual U.S. Python community conference! Early-bird registration is open until February 21: register now at the low rates. See the PyCon web site for complete details.

PyCon 2009 will be held from March 25 through April 2 in Chicago:

  • Tutorial Days: Wednesday, March 25 & Thursday, March 26
  • Conference Days: Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29
  • Development Sprints: Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2

Register early, especially if you'd like to attend tutorials, as tutorials fill up early. There are 32 great tutorials to choose from, in four sessions over two days.

The list of accepted talks is up.

Hotel reservations are also open. More hotel information is here.

The volunteer organizers have been busy developing the software, providing the website content, testing & debugging. There is still much to do, and you can help!

See you in Chicago!

2009-01-20

PyCon 2009 accepted talks

The list of sixty-five accepted talks has been posted here. Have a look; it's a very exciting set of topics!

Of course, don't forget that the scheduled talks are only a small part of the PyCon experience. There's also Open Spaces, tutorials, keynotes, Lightning Talks, sprints, exhibitors, and just plain spending time with others from the Python community.

2009-01-13

EuroPython 2009 Call for Proposals

EuroPython 2009 is taking place in Birmingham, UK from the 28th June to 3rd July 2009. The local organisers of EuroPython 2009 are the PyCon UK society.

This is a community conference - so we need your talks to make it a success.

We're looking for proposals on all aspects of Python programming from novice to advanced levels; applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organisation.

To submit proposals see: Call for Talks, Papers and Tutorials

If you have friends or colleagues who have something valuable to contribute, twist their arms to tell us about it! Please point anyone that you feel may be interested to this link.

Already we have some fine keynote speakers, with more to be confirmed:
Following on from the successful tutorials at PyCon UK 2008, the conference will start with two days of tutorials (28th-29th June). Proposals for half day tutorials can be submitted using the same form.

Following on after the conference will be several days of sprints (3rd July on). If you are involved in a Python project, and would like to sprint on it, then please add it to the list of sprints and sprint ideas on the wiki.

The dates for your diaries are:
  • Sunday 28th June - Monday 29th: Tutorials
  • Tuesday 30th June - Thursday 2nd July: Core conference
  • Friday 3rd July onwards: Sprints