ANN: Vancouver Python Workshop - keynote speakers announced

Brian Quinlan brian at sweetapp.com
Thu May 18 17:59:09 CEST 2006


What's New?
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We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for this year's
Vancouver Python Workshop: Guido van Rossum and Jim Hugunin.

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. Today Guido works at Google, spending half of his
time on Python.

Jim Hugunin (Microsoft) is the creator of IronPython, Jython and Numeric
Python. IronPython is Python for the .NET platform and integrates Python
into Microsoft's .NET strategy. Jython is Python for the Java platform
and was the second production quality implementation of Python. Numeric
Python adapts Python to the needs of number crunching applications.
Today, Jim works at Microsoft where he helps them adapt the .NET runtime
to meet the needs of dynamic languages like Python.

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

The conference will begin with keynote addresses on August 4st. Further
talks (and tutorials for beginners) will take place on August 5th and
6th. The Vancouver Python Workshop is a community organized conference
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
  * tracks on multimedia, Web development, education and more

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

Vancouver
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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/vancouver.html
http://www.tourismvancouver.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver

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

Talk proposals accepted: May 15th to June 15th
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) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2299119.stm

Cheers,
Brian




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