EuroPython vs PyconUK
EuGeNe Van den Bulke
eugene.vandenbulke at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 01:00:59 CEST 2007
Steve Holden wrote:
> So by this reasoning there should have been no "Python UK" conference
> for the last four years (in case you didn't know it ran as a track of
> the C/C++ conference, but ths track has now broadened to include all
> scripting languages). And what about the people who can't get the time
> and/or money to attend EuroPython?
I am afraid there is a misunderstanding. I have no problem with PyCon UK
but would like to have elements to help me choose (the official language
of PyCon Uno Italy is Italian so that fixes it :P).
> Diversity is good, so it isn't one vs. the other. And the UK really *is*
> part of Europe (no matter how its politicians behave) :P
I agree that diversity is good (you won't hear me say that there are too
many web frameworks in Python :D) but isn't dilution a danger?
If Guido was a rock star and I was a groupie, I would want to know which
festival to attend to see him on stage. I guess there is always Google
More seriously in Geneva there were people from all over the place,
speakers and attendees, which is one of the reason why such conferences
are interesting (or am I deluded?). It is harder for someone from
Australia to come twice to Europe in the space of 2 months than for a
pythoneer lambda to spend a couple of days studying another web
framework to see if it fits how his brain works and the problem he's got
Looking at the reactions to my post, I must be wrong. I didn't mean to
offend anyone if I did. I'll go to Vilnius because I have never seen the
city and try to go to Birmingham if the program looks interesting (not
very rational or is it?).
EuGeNe -- http://www.3kwa.com
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