[Chicago] First time Pycon questions

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 04:05:55 CET 2008

In addition to what Feihong said...

On Feb 17, 2008 11:14 AM, Scott Nelson <sirgnip at gmail.com> wrote:
> #2 - Where do the informal, hanging out kinda things happen at PyCon?
> Lightning Talks?  Open Space?  lunch?  hallway?

"Happenings" are everywhere and you will find them easily.  There are
bulletin boards for all the BoFs and other random talks that pop up.
Last year it seemed that there was something going on every day until
the wee hours of the night -- Twisted dev reunions, language
shoot-outs, random whiteboard-take-overs to sketch out ideas, etc.  I
didn't get much sleep ;)

> #4 - The site mentions that people are hiring on the expo floor.  Can
> someone give me an idea of the scope of this?  Is it just Google and
> MS?  Or, are there more?

All the sponsors listed on the pycon site are most likely hiring.
Your best bet is to bring many copies of your resume and visit all the
booths for each sponsor.  Talk to people at the booths to find out not
only what job positions they have open but also when developers
associated with their company are speaking at the conference.
Attending those talks will give you some ideas about who you would be
working with  and what their teams are up to.  Also, listen out for
any section of a talk that mentions a company is hiring.  Then talk to
that presenter afterwards.


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