[EuroPython] BoF session

Ivo Timmermans ivo.timmermans at treparel.nl
Mon Apr 20 17:36:13 CEST 2009


Considering the royally passed deadline for talks, I'm wondering if any 
time will be allotted to planned BoF or similar sessions?  I'm aware of 
the availability of open space and/or lightning talks, but we're sort of 
looking for a little more than that.

I'm asking this because the reason for showing up at EuroPython has just 
recently (i.e. last week) manifested itself.  Giving a talk would have 
been the first option, but again, that deadline seems to have passed 
already.  I did notice the e-mail from this morning, but I'm afraid we 
won't be able to write up an abstract that fast.

Also, considering that we're looking to hold an interactive discussion 
rather than a one-way monologue, a talk may not be the most suitable 
medium anyway.

Still, to give an idea of what I'm talking about, here's a quick synopsis:

     The current functionality of the Python standard library in
     supporting the client side of HTTP communication is rather
     rudimentary (`httplib`, `http.client` in Python3 and `urllib2`).
     Furthermore, we are not aware that any external libraries exist
     that support our use cases.  Via an introductory talk and further
     discussion, we hope to be able to define a roadmap for the future
     of HTTP clients written in Python.  First, we will define our
     requirements, then we will explain the shortcomings of both the
     internal and external solutions, and finally, we hope to create a
     lively discussion about the future of HTTP clients.

Ivo Timmermans
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