[Conferences-discuss] Crackle, crackle, "hello"...
Barry A. Warsaw
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 23:10:02 -0500
>>>>> "RF" == Robin Friedrich <email@example.com> writes:
RF> The idea of a separate YAPC-style conference for Python is
RF> also great. Calling it a "workshop" rather than a
RF> "conference" actually makes a difference to many employers
RF> though. A workshop can be booked under employee development
RF> while a conference cannot. So let's call it the Python
RF> Workshop and have it focus on futures and works in progress
RF> rather than an academic paper medium.
I completely agree with the majority sentiment here that we should
hook up with OSCON for the Moulin Rouge-style conference. IMO, the
best way to expand the Python community is to find people and a
community that's closely related, and I can't think of a better
opportunity than OSCON.
One thing I'd really like to see in a YAPC-style workshop is a focus
on getting things accomplished. In Zopeland, XP-style sprints are all
the rage, are actually kind of fun, a great way for imparting wisdom
from gurus to mortals, and accomplishing a lot of really good coding.
I believe OSCON also has leading or trailing hackfests. I'd /love/ to
see something similar for Python. Imagine what we could do with a
room full of Python hackers coding like mad for a couple of days. :)