As with previous years we will be having a Language Summit at PyCon North America, in Montreal. The summit will be on Wednesday 9th April and running from approximately 10am to 4pm.
As Python committers you're invited, but please respond if you're attending so I can track numbers. When we have specific venue details I will email them to all attendees. I will also be inviting "core members" of other implementations and prominent Python projects.
The topic of conversation will largely be "floor led" with a focus on plans for Python 3.5, but we will endeavour to have updates from members of the alternative implementations of Python and important topics like tulip, PyPI, packaging and so on. If you have topics you would like to see discussed please let me know. We may have some other short presentations, but they will be time limited (and the time limit enforced!).
Attending the Summit is free. You are responsible for your travel and hotel costs.
If you wish to attend PyCon, you must still register and pay for PyCon. Note that you don't have to stay for PyCon if you're only interested in the Language Summit.
Coordinator, Python Language Summit
May you do good and not evil
May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others
May you share freely, never taking more than you give.
-- the sqlite blessing
I've heard from some people in a previous batch that their MSDN
subscriptions are due to expire in January. If yours will be expiring
soon and you'd like an update, please let me know the email address
associated with the account, and your subscription ID. I believe that
ID was included in a notification email you might have gotten
informing you of the upcoming expiration, but if not, you can find it
on https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/manage/ when you're logged
If you don't currently have a subscription (it gets you Visual Studio,
OS licenses, etc) but would like one, please send me the email you'd
like to use for the account, your mailing address, and your phone
number. They don't mail you or call you, but Microsoft requires that
info for the subscription.
I just want to make sure others know that Georg has warned Anatoly that if
he continues to re-open a specific issue he will lose his tracker
privileges (http://bugs.python.org/issue19822#msg204696). I stand behind
his warning and will support anyone who enforces it. I would suggest that
if he does this to *any* other issue that he be warned that flipping
after a core dev has made a decision and without discussing it first will
also lead to his loss of privileges.
I would also like to point out his attitude is still horrible at times;
being accused of spreading "ill FUD policies in favor of creating [a]
collaborative environment" is not exactly polite (