Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Organizing Python Representation at OSCON 2007

OSCON 2007 in Portland, Oregon from July 23-27 is fast approaching. This is a professional conference that can give Python a lot of visibility in the IT world and draws a different crowd from our community-run conferences like PyCon.

There looks to be a good set of talks on the Python track, with several positioned to promote the use of Python by telling its story:
  • Code Like a Pythonista: Idiomatic Python
  • SQLAlchemy: Taming ORM with Python
  • Super-sizing YouTube
  • How to Write a Killer Sugar Activity
  • Exploiting Multicore Capabilities from Python
  • Python 3000
  • Programming for Everybody: CP4E
  • Coding with Dynamic Confidence
There also is the opportunity to reach out by holding Python birds-of-a-feather gatherings. The Python community is a friendly group and face-to-face contact is important to convey the human aspect of Python. Proposals for BoFs can be submitted by visiting the OSCON page for BoFs.

I will not be attending this year, so we need one or more who are willing to step forward and loosely organize a bit. Let's discuss this on the Python advocacy mailing list and make it happen this year.

Jeff Rush
Python Advocacy Coordinator

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