[EuroPython] Conference program (was: the website)

Martijn Faassen faassen@vet.uu.nl
Thu, 7 Feb 2002 20:22:51 +0100

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Martijn Faassen wrote:
> > 
> > The next
> > bit after the press release will be a call for papers. Since I seem to
> > be heading the program committee as well, um..who wants to help with that?
> > I need someone to lead the Zope track (and you will have one speaker already:
> > me..can talk about Zope and XML as well as Formulator), and folks to help with
> > the Python track. Also if people want to do tutorials please come up with
> > some ideas. :) Perhaps a Formulator tutorial wouldn't be a bad idea in
> > fact..
> I could help organize one of the Python tracks... which topics
> are we talking about ? I'd be interested in a web services track 
> (even though there is currently one at IPC10, this is a hot 
> subject).

Perhaps the first question to answer would be 'how many tracks are
we going to have'? We were thinking unambitiously about a Python track
and a Zope track, as well as tutorials and BoFs, but if:

  * we expect sufficient speakers

  * we expect sufficient attendees

  * we expect sufficient interest

  * and we have enough room

We could run two or more Python tracks.

> Another topic I'd be interested in is "Python and Business" --
> this could be a discussion or a lightning talks session.
> The basic idea is to talk about problems and solution managers and developers
> face in everyday business when dealing with Python in project 
> settings, e.g. how to convince a manager to use Python instead of
> FooBar in a project, epxerience with various business models
> built around Python, etc.

Yes, this sounds good for a BoF with some structure (some speakers).