You do NOT want to miss PyCon 2009!
The real goodness of conferences is that you get to meet and talk and discuss with all these great people. It gives you ideas and energy to push through with your open source doings! And while PyCon 2008 was great, PyCon 2009 will be spectacularly awesome! Because this year there will be a spectacular State of Zope Open Space, where we discuss all the radical techniques and additions that has happened to Zope over the last years, like Grok, Repoze, Deliverance and the ongoing work of eggification and rewriting the publisher, and there will also be an awesome Zope and Friends Sprint, where we will work on all these new cool things! This sprint will also overlap with the WSGI-sprint happening at the same time, as the WSGI sprint will include Repoze. We hope to make these sprints end up in the same or adjacent rooms.
I’ve also been invited to the Python Language Summit (thanks again!), where I hope to discuss the Python plans to make 2.7 have more backwards compatibility from 3.0 and hence make the transition even smoother.
And, if that wasn’t enough, there will also be loads and loads of super groovy talks and tutorials. Some selected highlights:
- Chris McDonough and Chris Perkins will hold a intro tutorial to repoze.bfg.
- Jodok Batlogg and Nate Aune will each hold a talk about about cloud computing.
- Kamon Ayeva and Roberto Allende will talk about spreading the Python and Open source gospel to Africa and South America.
- Tarek Ziadé will hold two talks, one on Buildout and one on pypi.
- Carlos de la Guardias talk about how to combine several web framworks in one site will be very interesting.
- For those who hasn’t already seen the greatness of componentiziation, you can see a comparison of a whole host of different plugin techniques held by André Roberge.
- And yes, I will hold a talk about Python 2.6 and 3.0 compatibility and migration strategies.
In short: You need to go to PyCon 2009 in Chicago.