EuroPython 2008: A Call for Theme and Talk Suggestions

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Fri Mar 14 01:34:23 CET 2008


This year, the EuroPython conference will take up residence for the
second time in Vilnius, Lithuania with the main programme of talks and
events taking place on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th July,
and with sprints continuing after the main programme until and
including Saturday 12th July.

More information can be found on the updated EuroPython site, which
can be found in the usual place:

  http://www.europython.org/

Last year, the conference focused on agile development, but also
promoted many of the familiar categories: business, education, games,
language and libraries, science, social skills and Web development. Of
course, topics such as Web development remain as popular as ever, but
we also saw strong contributions in other areas such as robotics and
database systems.

With this in mind, we would like to get feedback from anyone thinking
of coming to EuroPython 2008 about the kind of topics they would like
to see covered at the conference. Perhaps the arrival of Python 3.0
makes you wonder about how, when or even whether you might make the
transition from Python 2.x or earlier to the new release series.
Perhaps you want to know more about how Python is used in the "real
world" and how others have deployed large systems written in Python.
Or maybe you are fascinated with the potential for using Python on
mobile devices.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas, either on this list/group (just
reply to this message!), on the EuroPython mailing list...

  http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/europython

...or by becoming a contributor on the EuroPython Web site:

  http://www.europython.org/community/Participants

Take a look at this page for some ideas that have already been
proposed:

  http://www.europython.org/community/Talk_Suggestions

And feel free to suggest specific talk ideas or even other kinds of
activities which might enhance the conference experience, perhaps
borrowed from conferences such as PyCon. Since EuroPython is a
community conference, volunteers are welcome in many different areas:

  http://www.europython.org/community/Volunteers

Why not step up and improve the EuroPython experience for yourself and
for everyone else? Make EuroPython yours: get involved now!



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