Python Ireland Unconference (Sat, Feb 6th 2010, 11am)

Vicky Lee whykay at
Sat Jan 23 15:19:13 CET 2010

Python Ireland is holding its first unconference on Saturday 6th February.

What is an unconference I hear you ask?

An unconference is an anti-conference, it takes the most interesting bits of
conferences (the hallway chat) and turns that into the entire conference.
You turn up with whatever you want to talk about (or ask) and everyone there
agrees the schedule. Then whatever happens after that is the unconference.

The rules are fairly simple (lifted from'Rules'):

1. The people who come are the best people who could have come.
2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened.
3. It starts when it starts.
4. It's over when it's over.
5. The Law of Two Feet (also known as if the topic doesn't interest
you, wander off to one that does).

Bruce Eckel is a huge fan, in fact he gave a good talk on the topic:

When is it?

Saturday, 6th February from 11:00 to whenever we want (or we get kicked out
at night, whichever comes first).

Where is it?

The Computer Science building, UCD. Helpful signs will be posted on the

What do I need?

Yourself, bring a laptop if you want (for showing off stuff or hacking on

Will there be food?

The canteens should be open, 10 and 5 minutes walk from the unconference.

What will happen?

We'll get together in the morning and go over how the unconference will
work. Then everyone stands in front of a session board and puts up sessions.
Once we've got a schedule we like the unconference starts.

Many thanks to Seán Murphy for helping organise this and
providing facilities in UCD.

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