VPW: early registration deadline today!

Brian Quinlan brian at sweetapp.com
Fri Jun 30 17:57:13 CEST 2006

What's New?

The deadline for early-bird registration for the Vancouver Python 
Workshop is today!

Early-bird registration is significantly discounted over normal 
registration, so register now at:

About the Vancouver Python Workshop

The conference will begin with keynote addresses on August 4st by Guido
van Rossum [1] and Jim Hugunin [2]. Further talks (and tutorials for 
beginners) will take place on August 5th and 6th. Ian Cavén [3] will 
give the closing address. The Vancouver Python Workshop is a community 
organized and designed for both the beginner and for the experienced 
Python programmer with:

   * tutorials for beginning programmers
   * advanced lectures for Python experts
   * case studies of Python in action
   * after-hours social events
   * informative keynote speakers

More information see: http://www.vanpyz.org/conference/
or contact Brian Quinlan at: brian at sweetapp.com


In addition to the opportunity to learn and socialize with fellow
Pythonistas, the Vancouver Python Workshop also gives visitors the
opportunity to visit one of the most extraordinary cities in the world
[4]. For more information about traveling to Vancouver, see:


Important dates

Early registration (discounted): May 22nd to June 30th
Normal registration: from July 1st
Keynotes: August 4th
Conference and tutorial dates: August 5th and 6th

[1] Guido van Rossum (Google) is the inventor of Python and has managed
      its growth and development for more than a decade. Guido was
      awarded the Free Software Foundation Award in 2002 and Dr.Dobb's
      1999 Excellence in Programming Award. Guido works at Google and
      spends half of his time on Python.

[2] Jim Hugunin (Microsoft) is the creator of numerous innovations that
     take Python into new application domains. Jim's most recent project,
     IronPython integrates Python into Microsoft's .NET runtime. Jim's
     previous project, Jython is Python for the Java runtime and was the
     second production-quality implementation of Python. Before that,
     Jim's Numeric Python adapted Python to the needs of number crunching
     applications. Jim works at Microsoft adapting the .NET runtime to
     the needs of dynamic languages like Python.

[3] Ian Cavén is the primary developer of the Lowry Digital Images
     motion picture restoration system. This Python and Zope-based system
     has been used to restore over 150 motion pictures. Highlights
     include Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard and both the Indiana Jones
     and Star Wars trilogies. While Ian was Chief Scientist at Lowry
     Digital, his rack of computers grew from a few Macintoshes on his
     desktop to over six hundred Macintosh and Linux servers - at
     one point earning Lowry the title as the second biggest installation
     of parallel processing Maintoshes in the world. In 2005, Lowry
     Digital Images was acquired by DTS (the famous movie audio company)
     and renamed DTS Digital Images. The motion picture restoration
     system has been discussed in publications as diverse as IEEE
     Spectrum, USA Today, the BBC NEWS, the New York Times and Apple.com.
     Ian has been a Python enthusiast since 1999.

[4] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2299119.stm


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