[EuroPython] Revised press release
jacob at strakt.com
Fri Nov 7 14:06:38 EST 2003
Thanks to Xavier for the input. I made some modifications. I now think this is
ready for the website and for distribution.
The Europython Team is proud to announce the third Europython
Conference, to be held at the Chalmers University of Technology,
Göteborg, Sweden on 7-9 June 2004.
After two successful years in Charleroi, Belgium, it is time for
Europython to change venue. With the experience and routines from the
previous conferences it is now possible to raise ambitions. "We will
have more venue space at lower cost next year", says Darío
Lopez-Kästen, who is in charge of venue booking. "This will allow us
to have a fourth track as well as holding BOF sessions and private
meetings. We will also have space for a small Python exhibition at
very low cost for participating companies."
"Low cost lodging and new services will be offered to attendees", says
Laura Creighton, local organiser. "We have made a block reservation of
about 150 beds in good quality 2 and 4 bed rooms that will be
available for booking at very low prices. I am also going to work on
the catering side. Apart from lunches and coffee, we hope to have a
conference dinner next year."
"All the track chairs are continuing their work", comments Martijn
Faasen, chair of the Python Frameworks track. "This allows us to
expand the program with new tracks, since more volunteers are joining
in the the planning and organising. We have plans for a short refereed
paper track, a social skills track and an expanded business track. We
would like to have an education track as well and are looking for
someone who wants to chair it."
Jacob Hallén, head organiser adds: "We are already looking forward to
June 2004. We think next Europython is going to be a lot of fun. Apart
from the conference itself, there will be sprints held both before and
after the conference. I am rather certain both Zope and the PyPy
project will hold sprints. Other people who want to hold sprints
should contact us as soon as possible. For the conference, we hope
more people will join us as volunteers to help us repeat and improve
on the successes of the past two years. So please reserve 7-9 June
2004 in your calendars and keep a lookout for more information in the
next few weeks. The best deals will be for the early birds."
Volunteers and people having questions and inquiries should send them
by email to europython at python.org. Continuous updates about the
conference will be found at http://www.europython.org.
More information about the EuroPython