[EuroPython] Europython 2005 aftermath

Tarek Ziadé tziade at nuxeo.com
Mon Jul 11 10:41:16 CEST 2005

Jacob Hallén wrote:

>Dear Europython attendee,
>thank you very much for your help in making Europython 2005
>a success. The number of really interesting talks was higher
>than ever before, and the arrangements worked about as
>smoothly as can be expected. It was a lot of fun for us to
>have you in Göteborg!
>The web interface to the registration system has been improved, and there
>is a main page for accessing all the functionality. This is
>available at http://www.python-in-business.org/ep2005/.
>It will later be linked to the Europython website, but due to time
>constraints this may take a while.
>If you were a speaker; keynote, regular or lightning; please don't
>forget to upload your materials so that others can access them.  If
>you did a lightning talk, you first need to register the talk. When
>that is done, you can upload materials.
>If you want to download materials, use the main page mentioned above.
>This is the only way to access the lightning talks.
>Next Europython is planned to happen at CERN, near Geneva in
>Switzerland.  The planned dates are Monday 3 July to Wednesday 5 July
>2006. Sprints are planned for 30 June to 2 July and 6 July to 9
>July. We will most likely be able to arrange a tour of the facilities
>for active volunteers and the earliest registrants. We will continue
>to send updates to the address that this one is sent to, unless you
>ask us to stop. If you have non-attendee friends who are interested,
>please ask them to subscribe to europython-announce at python.org, to get
>the same information.
>We had a very nice kickoff meeting for planning the next conference right
>after the end of EP2005. This is promising, but we still need to find
>more people who are willing to take on a small part of the work load.
>We need new track chairs for several tracks and a bunch of people to
>help out with several aspects of the preparations for the conference.
>More than 90% of the work is before the conference starts. Subscribe
>to the mailing list europython at python.org to get involved with the
>arrangments. This is a very low volume mailing list most of the time.
>Even if you are not active in the arrangements you are welcome to lurk
>and see what is going on behind the scenes.
>The web interface to the registration system is my first major web
>application ever. I think it is pretty decent, and most of you seem
>happy with it according to the feedback forms. I plan to improve it
>for next year, and I would like to have feedback on how you think I
>could improve things. I would also like to have some volunteer testers
>to test my changes. This would entail spending something like 15-30
>minutes on trying out things a few times over the next 6 months.
>Send an email to jacob at strakt.com to respond to either of these requests.
>I would like to thanks all our sponsors:
>Wing, gocept, Pragma 2000, Chalmers, Strakt, Aixtraware, Amaze, 
>Webwitches, Clocksoft, Reportlab, and the Python Software Foundation
>The track chairs get a collective thanks for keeping the tracks running
>so smoothly, and to all the speakers, without whom Europython would be
>very boring.
>Thanks also go to the staff at Chalmers Restaurang, SGS and Elite
>Park Hotel, who have all been very helpful and service minded. The
>Strakt staff who manned the reception did so very professionally.
>Personal thanks go to Vincent for T-shirt design, Dario for handling
>Chalmers contacts, Jean-Marc for the website, Bea, Paul, Harald and
>John for their wisdom in the IRC meetings and their moral support,
>John for the feedback forms as well, Paul and Aistë for the barbeque,
>Anders for solving the Nevow riddles, Ronny for turning a batch
>oriented registration system into something that did smooth on-site
>processing, Mikael for his directions information, Fredrik for the
>technical setup, Joachim for the credit card interfacing and Laura for
>her handling of accomodation, conference dinner and all sorts of
>personal requests.
>I'm sure I have missed someone who deserves a special mention. My
>apologies for that.
>See you all at Europython 2006
>Jacob Hallén
>Former Europython head organiser
Thank you so much Jacob and all the staff involved for your work.

EP2005 was just great.

Tarek Ziadé, Nuxeo R&D (Paris, France)
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