ANN: Vancouver Python Workshop - Open keynote address and reception

Brian Quinlan brian at
Wed Jul 28 18:54:00 CEST 2004

The Vancouver Python Conference is pleased to announce that the
conference's keynote addresses will be open to the public. Guido van
Rossum (Python's creator), Jon Udell (prolific author and analyst) and
Bram Cohen (creator of BitTorrent) will be speaking. Admission will be
done on a first-come basis and is free of change.

After the keynote, there will be a reception that is also open to the
public. Admission is CDN$20/person and will be done on a first-come
basis. Exact cash payment can be made before the keynote or directly at
the reception. The reception will only include snacks so participants
are strongly advised to eat ahead of time.

If you have any questions, please contact:
brian at

Vancouver Python Conference website:


Keynote: July 31st 5:00pm to 6:30pm
          Registration begins at 4:00pm

Reception: July 31st 8:00pm to 11:00pm
            Registration begins at 8:00pm


Keynote addresses:

Simon Fraser University Harbour Center
Main Concourse, Room 1900
555 West Hastings Street


375 Water Street,


Guido van Rossum is the inventor of Python, an increasingly popular
language for the creation of open source and commercial programs. Guido
has managed the growth and development of Python for more than a decade
and in 2002 was given the Free Software Foundation Award. In 1999 he was
given Dr.Dobb's 1999 Excellence in Programming Award.

Jon Udell is an author, information architect, software developer and
groupware evangelist. He has been an independent consultant, was BYTE
Magazine's editor-at-large, executive editor and Web maven, and long ago
developed business information products for Lotus. In June 2002 he
joined InfoWorld as lead analyst. He also writes a monthly column for
the O'Reilly Network.

Bram Cohen is the creator of BitTorrent, a revolutionary technology for
distributing files over the Internet. BitTorrent has millions of users
and is used to transfer millions of gigabytes of data each month. He is
the organizer of CodeCon, a technical conference for peer to peer
technologies. He is also a respected writer, juggler and creator of
original origami.


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