[EuroPython] [Please read and respond!] We have an EPC 2006 host and organiser

Dario Lopez-Kästen dario at ita.chalmers.se
Thu Feb 3 13:31:20 CET 2005

Hello people,

now that EPC 2005 is rolling and all sorts of practical details are 
being taken care of, I would like draw your attention to EPC 2006. Yes, 
that's next years EPC.

There is a proposal discussed off and on the list, that EPC 2006 be 
hosted by CERN. There is a bunch of enthusiasts at CERN that are very, 
very interested in hosting a EuroPython Conference, and 2006 is the best 
candidate year for them.

It turns out that CERN uses Python a *lot* in its research facilities so 
they actually like the idea of having loads of Python folks coming to 
visit them.

For the EPC and the European Python Community, this is a potentially 
huge opportunity to promote Python and its usage, and for companies 
doing business with Python it a way of further "legitimising" Python as 
an enterprise level Application development component.

The would-be organisers at CERN have researched and lobbied for this at 
CERN since ECP 2004 and they are now ready to formally announce and work 
for EPC 2006.

With regard to logistics, we can get good prices for hotels. There is a 
list of Hotels that offer special prices for CERN visitors and the 
prices range from 100 CHF for one person and 135 CHF for two, up to 
around 300 CHF for two persons, depending on the hotel (several of the 
hotels, even the cheaper ones, offer breakfast included).  1 CHF ~ 0.5 
Euros. I have a set of scanned images for those who would like to 
examine the prices more carefully.

Rooms for sprints and meetings will be available as needed and traveling 
to Genevea should not be a big problem, since at least Eayjet fly to 
geneva, and I assume that traveling by train is possible too at humane 

What they now need is a "Go!" decision from the EPC Community, and they 
need it this week (I know, 2 days to go).

*Therefore, I would like request that those who support this reply to 
the list as soon as possible.*

This is a great opportunity to get even more great publicity for Python, 
  not to mention that I think it would be really really cool and nice to 
go to CERN to attend EPC 2006.

Please respond ASAP to the list with your thoughts.



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Dario Lopez-Kästen, IT Systems & Services Chalmers University of Tech.
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