[EuroPython] BoF session

John Pinner funthyme at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 18:55:35 CEST 2009

Hello Ivo,

2009/4/20 Ivo Timmermans <ivo.timmermans at treparel.nl>:
> Hi,
> Considering the royally passed deadline for talks, I'm wondering if any time
> will be allotted to planned BoF or similar sessions?

Physical space will be allocated, it's up to the BoF participants to
organise themselves on the wiki.

> 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.

It seems to me that you already have (below) why not just submit it?

> 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.

Well, we could always make it a panel session.

> 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.

Submit it! :-)

We can't promise that it will be accepted, but in any case that would
have been true if you'd submitted it earlier.

This year we have plenty of talks well in advance unlike some previous
years, so we will be closing off real soon now: gte it in now.

best wishes,


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