[EuroPython] Python tracks/topics

Martijn Faassen faassen@vet.uu.nl
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 00:29:35 +0100

Joseph Santaniello wrote:
> Perhaps 'Python in The Real World' is just too general a topic. Maybe 
> something like 'Python for solving Real World Problems' which has 
> scientific issues, technical discussions, etc, and examples of real world 
> solutions that have been implemented in Python, and another track that 
> focuses on the more non-technical, or less specific aspects of Python in 
> practice. Things like all the business, cultural, and development model 
> stuff.

That's a good split. There's Python applications (within science, the web,
etc, which can be different tracks), and there's Python's political/cultural
aspects (python in an organization, how to use Python's strengths, what
to watch out for, how to get Python accepted, etc).

Then there's also 'cool Python technologies', which could be a presentation
on the ZODB, on the Psyco specializing compiler, Jython, microthreads and
so on. Sometimes that's better in tutorial form, sometimes it's better to do
a presentation; it depends on how mature the topic area is among others.