[Chicago] Help with PyCon Talk Proposals

Chris McAvoy chris.mcavoy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 21:43:33 CET 2007

As a total aside, you're also a really fun speaker Feihong.  Remember
that Unicode talk?

You should consider submitting a Unicode talk.  Last year, there was
only one (that I know of) and it was standing room only.  Unicode is
something everyone needs to deal with at some point, but few really
want to do a deep dive.


On Nov 13, 2007 2:32 PM, Kumar McMillan <kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a hard time gauging what the range of Python users are at
> Pycon.  My "gut" from last year tells me there are more beginner-level
> Python programmers then there are advanced ones.  But that is not
> based by any factual evidence.  I'm sure there are stats on this
> somewhere.
> On Nov 13, 2007 12:00 PM, Feihong Hsu <hsu.feihong at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > - Python for C# programmers
> given the above, this may be a strong talk to give.  It certainly
> seems like a talk that Pycon needs right now (from Carl's emails and
> the Pycon wiki).
> > - Integrating Python with .NET (and Mono)
> I think this may also be strong, although not as strong as Python for
> C# programmers.  Although I can't decide.  There were some talks last
> year on .NET but none like Python for C# Programmers (I think)
> > - Getting Started with wxPython
> -1 on this.  There are so many damn GUI frameworks and there were
> about 3 talks last year focusing on a framework (possibly more than I
> can't think of right now)
> > - Fun with Function Frames, Metaclasses, __getitem__ and Decorators
> This would be a very cool talk to see :)  And would be very
> interesting for intermediate/advanced users.  I think it would be
> popular.  But, again, if you can find some stats on attendance that
> would be a better way to judge.
> _
> Try one as a lightning talk!  Also, you may want to submit two
> outlines and let the judges decide.  That's probably the best way to
> approach it.
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