[EuroPython] EuroPython 2009 Dates

Fabio Pliger fabio.pliger at s3srl.com
Thu May 22 17:25:05 CEST 2008

> 2008/5/22 John Pinner <funthyme at gmail.com>:
> > 2008/5/22 Nicolas Chauvat <nicolas.chauvat at logilab.fr>:
> >> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 09:05:56PM +0200, Lennart Regebro wrote:
> >>> PyCon does it on the weekend, but that's US. My feeling is that
> >>> EuroPython has a smaller percentage of hobbyists, but that could be
> >>> because it isn't on a weekend, as well as a reason not to have it on a
> >>> weekend. :-)
> >>
> >> For us, EuroPython is work and we try very hard not to work on
> >> week-ends and enjoy the non-pythonic life instead.
> >
> > But you work in a Python-friendly company (because you founded it!)
> >
> > There are a lot of people who are trapped in jobs where they're unable
> > to use Python and/or other FLOSS systems. Their employers won't
> > support them in coming to events like EP and PyCon, so a weekend event
> > is quite attractive to them.

I do agree with John. Pycon Italy could never be during the week... Most
people here in italy work on *python-friendly* companies and would never
come outside weekends. This year we tryied to have the opening on friday and
we had less then the half presence.

I also agree that EP has a smaller percentage of hobbists and i feel very
confortable that the main reason is that it's during the week and not on
weekends. Personally i thinks that mixing in-week and weekend days would
catch more attendees, but maybe it's not the main purpose.

2008/5/22 Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com>:
> > On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 12:44 PM, John Pinner <funthyme at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> As far as EP 2009 is concerned, the location of the venue in the
> >> city's night life area means that a weekday conference
> >> (Monday-Wednesday, plus sprints) is easier - at the weekend we have
> >> the clubbers to compete with for evening social events.
> >
> > Social events? People are supposed to sprint dammit! :-)
> Well, for some people the social events are very serious business ;)

Hey! Don't play with the social events!!! :)
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