Pycon disappointment

Aahz aahz at
Mon Mar 17 14:21:05 CET 2008

In article <7x3aqpg3rv.fsf at>,
Paul Rubin  <> wrote:
>Stephan Deibel <sdeibel at> writes:
>> I have to admit, I'll keep coming to PyCon even if all the talks suck
>> abysmally as long as there's good hallway time, open space, BoFs, and
>> sprints. ;-)
>OK, so why not get rid of all the talks and other stuff, and just have
>a basically structureless conference, beyond scheduling some open
>meetings on various topics?  That would be a lot less expensive and a
>lot more interesting.

Don't think we haven't discussed this.  The problem is that some kinds of
talks demand a lot of preparation (and therefore need to be scheduled in
advance), plus plenty of people like some structure.  PyCon -- like most
organized human endeavors -- is in many ways about the art of compromise,
trying to figure out how to satisfy as many people as possible and
disappointing as few as possible, keeping in mind that it is almost
impossible to completely satisfy anyone and most people will have some
disappointment (if only because two talks that are ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL to
them are cross-scheduled).
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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