ANN: Vancouver Python Workshop - Talk deadline extended

Brian Quinlan brian at sweetapp.com
Tue Jun 15 17:26:25 CEST 2004


What's new?
===========

The deadline for talk submission for the Vancouver Python Workshop has 
been extended until June 22nd. This is mainly due to schedule 
disruptions caused by the EuroPython conference but also because we are 
looking for a more diverse group of speakers i.e. not just Python 
luminaries.

So far, we have received many interesting talk submissions, concerning:

o Windows programming in Python
o MacOS X programming in Python
o Python IDE construction
o Zope/Plone (custimization, working with DBs, debugging, etc.)
o Python's future
o Python programming techniques (optimization, constaints,
   blocks and views, etc.)
o Pyrex
o Prothon
o Pygame
o Twisted
o Python in business

Speakers include:

o Guido van Rossum (the creator of Python)
o Paul Everitt (co-founder of Zope Corp)
o David Ascher (author of "Learning Python" & "The Python Cookbook")
o Andy McKay (author of "The Definitive Guide to Plone")
o Kevin Altis (wxPython & PythonCard developer)
o Paul Prescod (core Python developer - XML libraries)
o Trent Mick (core Python developer - logging & 64-bit port)

But we would like more typical Python programmers to submit talks as 
well! To submit a talk, see:
http://www.vanpyz.org/conference/registration/submissions.html

For general conference information, see:
http://www.vanpyz.org/conference

The revisted deadline for talk submission is June 22nd.

About the Vancouver Python Workshop
===================================

The conference will begin on July 31st with keynote addresses by Guido 
van Rossum (the creator of Python) and Paul Everitt (co-founder of Zope 
Corp). Further talks (and tutorials for beginners) will take place on 
August 1st and 2nd. The conference will be roughly divided into three 
tracks:

   o Python language and applications
   o Content management with Python (esp. Zope and Plone)
   o Python for beginners

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

Vancouver
=========

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 
(1). For more information about traveling to Vancouver, see:

http://www.vanpyz.org/conference/travel.html
http://www.tourismvancouver.com

Important dates
===============

Talk submissions: until June 22nd
Attendee registration: June 4th to June 30th
Late registration: from July 1st
Keynotes, preconference sprints & tutorials: July 31st
Conference and tutorial dates: August 1st and 2nd

(1) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2299119.stm
    http://www.mercerhr.com/pressrelease/details.jhtml?idContent=1128760

Cheers,
Brian


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