[python-uk] Python UK 2006

Simon Brunning simon.brunning at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 23:06:45 CET 2005

On 23/11/05, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:
> Simon Brunning wrote:
> > Is there going to be a Python UK 2006?
> >
> Yes!  Maybe two actually, since John Pinner has been talking about
> an autumn one at the "Conservatoire" in Birmingham.

Fab. One's as many as I can manage!

> (I must apologize for having been in workaholic-land and am just
> emerging - it was so bad I failed to notice the Morgan Stanley thing
> last week which I'd love to have attended.  I am way behind on
> organising the event this year).

I did a little write up of that here -

> The usual ACCU thing is on Wednesday 19 April to Saturday 22 April 2006.
> Guido is flying over to be a keynote for the whole conference. There
> will be a two-day Python only track, and a day of "dynamic languages"
> with talks on Ruby and Javascript.

Sounds good. That's where it's all happening at the moment.

> Things are a bit different this year; it's 'winding down' as they want
> to have "python talks on the programme" rather than a "Python
> conference" from 2007, which IMHO makes sense as Python is now
> 'mature' and part of the landscape.  Also, we all learned that the
> Python world wants a cheaper, bigger event which ACCU cannot offer.
> At present I have talk submissions from
>   - Michael Hudson on PyPy
>   - Michael Hudson again on Exception Handling
>   - me on metadata frameworks (common themese across Django/Sqlobject/
>       various graphics frameworks/validation issues)
>   - Andrew Thompson on Python in Finance
>   - Steve Holden (subject to be decided)
> Also John Pinner is giving a "convert to Python" tutorial on the
> tutorials day which should be a big draw.
> We have 6 90-min slots and the committee would prefer a small number
> of UK speakers, as they are aying to bring Guido on..
> I need to get my skates on and firm it up fast.  I'd really love
> to have talks on
> - Django, Turbogears or a comparison.
> - Eggs and setuptools
> If anyone can do these or has another idea, I suggest to post this list
> or email me really quickly.  I emailed Simon Willison but haven't heard
> back.

I'd like to present if possible. Not sure on what, though.

I'll give Simon a shout. I only just talked him out of doing live code
in his half hour slot last week. He's mad keen. He is the most
enthusiastic man on the planet. With 90 minutes to play with, I'm sure
he'd come up with something spectacular.

Simon B,
simon at brunningonline.net,

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