Monday, September 03, 2007

Texas Python Unconference - Sep 15/16

The first regional Python unconference is coming to Houston on September 15-16 (Sat-Sun). Being held at the Texas Learning & Computing Center on the University of Houston main campus, this is a FREE event for Pythoneers from all over the Texas region.

And being an unconference, participation by those who attend is welcome and greatly sought. The topics to be presented are purely up to the attendees.

Details about the facility and a sign-up registration list is available on the event wiki. Please add your name if you think you might attend, so that we can have some estimate of who is coming.

Also add to the wiki topics on which you are coming prepared to present, or that you would like to see. Often people can present on many topics but don't know what others are interested in.

And a big thanks go out to Robin Friedrich and those in Houston for hosting us. Let's roll up our sleeves and help them out! Involvement is key to making an unconference successful.

For those not familiar with unconferences, check out this description.

See you all there...

Jeff Rush
Python Advocacy Coordinator Announces Winner of Most-Video-Plays of the Month, a website offering over 361 instructional screencasts about topics both Python and non-Python, has announced their first winner of the month for the most-played video. And the winner is:

"Learn Django: Create a Wiki in 20 minutes"

by Siddharta Govindaraj, founder of Silver Stripe Software, with 1851 views in August, far outpacing the second-place entry. The prize is a £20 (UK) voucher to Amazon. Congratulations, Siddhi!

Siddhi is also helping Doug Napoleone with PyCon this year, providing a program for generating attendee badges and working to integrate it into the Django-based conference site.

You can catch up with Siddhi on his personal blog.

So who will win this month? It could be you! How about a screencast showcasing a different web framework like TurboGears or Twisted Web? Or something about databases, either relational or object.

Jeff Rush
Python Advocacy Coordinator