# [Chicago] Pycon 2008! Chicago!

Kapteyn, Rob kapteynr at cboe.com
Tue Feb 27 18:13:43 CET 2007

```I'd expect an exponential growth curve.
But a graph from the data I found on the web does look linear:
>>> for y,n in ( (2003,250),(2004,340),(2005,430),(2006,410),(2007,593) ):
...   print y, ': ', '*'*(n/10)
...
2003 :  *************************
2004 :  **********************************
2005 :  *******************************************
2006 :  *****************************************
2007 :  ***********************************************************
>>>

If we assume that 2006 and 2007 were suppressed by 30% because the location,
and adjust what attendence would wave been at a popular location, we get a nice curve:

>>> for y,n in ( (2003,250),(2004,340),(2005,430),(2006,410*1.3),(2007,593*1.3) ):
...   print y, ': ', '*'*int(n/10)
...
2003 :  *************************
2004 :  **********************************
2005 :  *******************************************
2006 :  *****************************************************
2007 :  *****************************************************************************
>>> p ='*************************************************************************************************************'

p is my projection of this curve for 2008 (assuming that Chicago is a more popular location)

>>> len(p)*10
1090
>>>

-Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: chicago-bounces at python.org [mailto:chicago-bounces at python.org]On
Behalf Of Ted Pollari
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 5:44 PM
To: The Chicago Python Users Group
Subject: Re: [Chicago] Pycon 2008! Chicago!

On Feb 26, 2007, at 5:40 PM, Carl Karsten wrote:

> DeanG wrote:
>> Thank You!
>>
>> What's the attendance count target?
>
> I hear 07 was 40% higher than 06, so...
>
>>>> 593*1.44
> 853.91999999999996
>
> personally, I would not be shocked it it hit 1000.  I certainly
> wouldn't want
> the cap lower.

I'll be surprised if it breaks 800... but I like surprises.

>
> btw - is there an official python.org type page that announced it?
>

Not that I know of and that's probably wise until we get contracts
signed.

-ted

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