[EuroPython] Selling EPC on http://www.europython.org
mwh at python.net
Thu May 6 07:29:59 EDT 2004
Do you do IRC?
Magnus Lycka <magnus at thinkware.se> writes:
> Right now, when Jacob's mail made me think that it would be
> really good to try to convince some people to attend EPC,
> I start to think about www.europython.org in a different
> light... Does it "sell" EPC to visitors? What sells EPC?
Probably not. The website has suffered from a fair amount of
"bottom-up" design, now it needs a refactoring (or something :-).
> I think Mark Shuttleworth, rich as a troll on his Python
> programming, traveller to space and sponsor of education
> in Africa etc is a selling name.
> For Pythonistas, I think Guido van Rossum is a selling name.
> The front page doesn't mention either of them. I think
> it should. Can someone please make the names of the guest
> speakers clearly visible on the front page? (As in previous
It does now.
> I also think they should be mentioned in the list of
> approved talks (they are, aren't they? ;)
Hmm. This might not be totally trivial, as their talks aren't in the
talk database in the way others are. I can fake it, I guess :-)
> and on the http://www.europython.org/current/ page which supposedly
> tells people everything they need to know about the event.
I always forget about that page...
> If we need more sponsors, I also think it should be clearly
> visible on the front page that sponsors are welcome, with
> clear and simple instructions of what to do. I know I've
> seen it somewhere, and after some browsing I found
> but it wasn't as easy as I would have liked. I think we
> want a link to that page from the front page as well.
I've added a link under the sponsors' logos. Seem like a good place
> If we want more sponsors, I guess we should change "no
> later than 1 May 2004" to something like "as soon as
> possible"... Rather than to mention an admin fee, we
> might want to raise all prices 100 eur now. May 1 has
These are probably questions for Jacob...
Any form of evilness that can be detected without *too* much effort
is worth it... I have no idea what kind of evil we're looking for
here or how to detect is, so I can't answer yes or no.
-- Guido Van Rossum, python-dev
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