The EuroPython 2015 Keynotes

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Fri Jul 10 20:57:56 CEST 2015

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:01 PM, beliavsky--- via Python-list
<python-list at> wrote:
> On Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:21:14 AM UTC-4, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> With Mandy Waite we have announced all keynotes for EuroPython 2015:
>> 5 keynotes, 6 speakers, 4 women and 2 men.
> Your mentioning these numbers makes me wonder if the organizing committee is using gender preferences in its selection of keynote speakers. I hope not. It is better to choose the speakers who will give the most interesting talks and let the demographic chips fall where they may.

I think that's more a matter of having the statistically-curious
brain. In my father's family, there are 5 sons and 2 daughters - does
that indicate gender preference in my reporting, or just an
acknowledgement of a fact?


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