[python-committers] Call For Participants For The 2016 Python Language Summit

Jack Diederich jackdied at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 22:54:17 EST 2016

I'll be there. Unless it requires us both getting a PyCon talk accepted. In
which case I will demur to more wizened people than we.

On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 8:01 PM, Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> wrote:

> It's that time once again: time to start planning for the 2016 Python
> Language Summit!  This year the summit will be at the Oregon Convention
> Center in Portland, Oregon, USA, on May 28th.  Sadly, again this year
> Michael Foord won't be in attendance.  Barry Warsaw and I are running the
> summit for the second time.
> The purpose of the event is to disseminate information and spark
> conversation among Python core developers.  It's our once-a-year chance to
> get together and hash out where we're going and what we're doing,
> face-to-face.
> We're making two minor changes this year.  First: we're going to
> experiment with lightning talks!  We may have a bunch at the end, or we may
> throw some in between longer presentations--not sure yet, we'll see how it
> goes.  In the grand tradition of lightning talks, they'll be scheduled
> exclusively on the day of the summit.  We'll provide a whiteboard or other
> drawable surface in case you don't show up with slides, and wild
> gesticulation isn't enough.
> Second: we're using a Google Form to collect signups.  This one form lets
> you request an invitation to the summit, and also optionally propose a
> talk.  Please note: filling out the form does not guarantee you an
> invitation.  Space is limited; if you're a core developer, your request for
> invitation *will* be honored, but we may need to restrict attendance for
> others.  (Sorry!)  Barry and I will email the invitations separately.
> Signups are open as of now, and will remain open for six weeks, closing
> April 12th.  But it'll only take you a minute to fill out the form, so you
> might as well do it right now!  Signing up sooner will make our lives
> easier, too.
> You'll find a link to the signup form on the summit's official web page,
> here:
> https://us.pycon.org/2016/events/langsummit/
> One final note.  Again this year we're inviting Jake Edge from Linux
> Weekly News to attend the summit and provide press coverage.  In case you
> missed it, Jake did a phenomenal job of covering last year's summit, giving
> the reader a very thorough overview of what happened.
> https://lwn.net/Articles/639773/
> Some attendees were worried last year about sharing private or proprietary
> information in front of a reporter.  Jake, Barry, and I want to assure you
> that it's just not a problem.  Jake's not there to embarrass anybody or get
> anybody in trouble.  He said he'd be happy to work with any attendees about
> any discussions you want considered "off the record".
> We hope to see you at the summit!
> [BL]arry
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