[python-uk] UK Python Conferences/Unconferences
john at clocksoft.com
Wed Feb 21 19:24:12 CET 2007
With the PyUK element of ACCU coming to the end of its run, people who
attended PyUK may remember that I floated the idea of a more
community-oriented (ie less formal and much less expensive) conference.
This seemed to be well-received, and we're now in a position to actually
do something in the West Midlands, let's call it PyCon UK.
(Thanks Andy for setting up PyUK and running it for so long - I think
it's done a lot to promote Python in the ACCU-type world, they're a lot
more open-minded now than before.)
At the same time Michael Sparkes has proposed an unconference, PyCamp
UK, based in Manchester. I think that we all had some concerns about a
I met with Michael last week and we agreed that there was no conflict,
provided that dates don't clash. The proposed events are quite different
Michael is looking at holding the Manchester event towards the end of
July, while WmPy is aiming for September. We thought it would be a good
idea for each group to help the other with the two events.
The UKUUG Linux conference date has been set for 2nd-4th September (in
Cambridge), running into the Kernel summit 4th-6th September.
So it seems a good time to go for the weekend of 15th-16th September for
the proposed PyCon UK.
The West Midlands Python Group is having a Technical Meeting this
Saturday, 24th February and the plan is to hold the first conference
planning meeting at the end, ie late afternoon.
Details of the meeting are at the WmPy website, http://www.wmpy.eu
The day starts off with a Python tutorial for newish Python people and
evryone is welcome (but please let us know if you're coming beforehand).
We're a friendly bunch and don't bite :-)
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