[EuroPython] Press Release German finished

Martijn Faassen faassen@vet.uu.nl
Fri, 15 Feb 2002 23:39:39 +0100

Dinu Gherman wrote:
> Quoting Andrew Smart <Andrew.Smart@smart-knowhow.de>:
> > the german press release is edited, layouted and finished. 
> > Someone is going to read & correct this before sending it, 
> > please?
> Done, mostly commas and hyphens... 
> It's still not expressing clearly the followging:
> * who is the, somewhat magic, EuroPython Conf.Team?

That's us. We're somewhat magic. :)

Please note that the whole process was started when I just ad-hoc started
mailing a bunch of people I knew about in the python and zope worlds
whether they were interested in a conference. They were, and here we are. :) 

> * how many participants are eyxpected?

200-300, but possibly quite a bit more if we're lucky. I don't think there'll
be less than 200.

> * is it Python/Zope 50/50 or are there various Zope
>   "submeetings"?

It's Python Python Python first, and there'll be a Zope track. That said,
the Zope community in recent years in Europe has been somewhat more organized
than the Python community, in that there were several meetings since 2000
with the same usual suspects present, and there's a also EuroZope foundation.
I've been drawing on that community, which is why you see such a large
dosage of Zopeisms. But it's generally been agreed that this is Euro*Python*
(and also Zope). Python first. The Zopers will come in any case if we don't
completely ignore Zope.
> I hope this  can be made slightly more consistent and
> clearer.

I was already trying, but apparently even the recent edits still failed
in that regard.