Hello Python Developers!
Thursday January 27 2000, the final day of the 8th International Python Conference is Developers' Day, where Python hackers get together to discuss and reach agreements on the outstanding issues facing Python. This is also your once-a-year chance for face-to-face interactions with Python's creator Guido van Rossum and other experienced Python developers.
To make Developers' Day a success, we need you! We're looking for a few good champions to lead topic sessions. As a champion, you will choose a topic that fires you up and write a short position paper for publication on the web prior to the conference. You'll also prepare introductory material for the topic overview session, and lead a 90 minute topic breakout group.
We've had great champions and topics in previous years, and many features of today's Python had their start at past Developers' Days. This is your chance to help shape the future of Python for 1.6, 2.0 and beyond.
If you are interested in becoming a topic champion, you must email me by Wednesday December 15, 1999. For more information, please visit the IPC8 Developers' Day web page at
This page has more detail on schedule, suggested topics, important dates, etc. To volunteer as a champion, or to ask other questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.