On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 4:41 AM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml@behnel.de> wrote:
Michael Foord, 27.02.2013 17:51:
> PyCon, and the Python Language Summit, is nearly upon us. We have a good number of people confirmed to attend. If you are intending to come to the language summit but haven't let me know please do so.
> The agenda of topics for discussion so far includes the following:
> * A report on pypy status - Maciej and Armin
> * Jython and IronPython status reports - Dino / Frank
> * Packaging (Doug Hellmann and Monty Taylor at least)
> * Cleaning up interpreter initialisation (both in hopes of finding areas
>   to rationalise and hence speed things up, as well as making things
>   more embedding friendly). Nick Coghlan
> * Adding new async capabilities to the standard library (Guido)
> * cffi and the standard library - Maciej
> * flufl.enum and the standard library - Barry Warsaw
> * The argument clinic - Larry Hastings


as in the years before, none of the Cython developers is attending the
PyCon-US, so we won't appear that the language summit either. It's a bit
sad that it always takes place at that venue, but I guess there'll just
always be people that can't come to one meeting or the other, so PyCon-US
would just catch the majority. I think it would still be interesting for
many of the attendants to get a status report about Cython, as there seems
to be some confusion and incomplete knowledge about what Cython actually
is, what we have achieved and where we are heading. But maybe the confusion
is large enough to require more than just a little status report to clear
it up.

There are actually two language summits each year: PyCon US and EuroPython. But you are right that the US one is the biggest as it's the easiest to get the most core devs in a single room.

Hopefully you can make PyCon US (it's a great conference). And if it's a US issue, it will be in Canada in 2014 and 2015.