[PyQt] Come to PyCon UK - September 8th & 9th ! Speak! Learn! Enjoy!
phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Mon Apr 23 12:51:31 BST 2007
Apologies to those not able to get to the UK...
Mark Summerfield (he of the PyQt4 book) will be giving a PyQt4 tutorial.
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Subject: [python-uk] Come to PyCon UK - September 8th & 9th ! Speak! Learn!
Date: Friday 20 April 2007 11:47 pm
From: Michael Sparks <ms at cerenity.org>
To: "UK Python Users" <python-uk at python.org>
PYCON UK 2007 - FIRST PYTHON COMMUNITY CONFERENCE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
The first UK community conference for Python will be held in Birmingham on
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th of September 2007.
PyCon UK is the young upstart counterpart to PyCon in the US. There will be
talks, lightning talks, tutorials, sprints and social get-togethers.
The conference is aimed at all members of the Python community, whether
you're just starting or you dream in bytecode.
Please visit <http://www.pyconuk.org> for more information. The Booking Form
and Talk submissions system are available now.
PyCon UK is being organised by the PyCon UK Society and Python West Midlands
< http://www.pywm.eu >.
You can contact the PyCon UK Society at < news at pyconuk.org >.
Want to share your expertise?
PyConUK 2007 is looking for proposals to fill the formal presentation tracks.
We will accept a broad range of presentations, from reports on academic and
commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As long as the
presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the Python community,
it will be considered for inclusion in the program. Can you show the
conference-goers something new and useful? Can you show attendees how to: use
a module? explore a Python language feature? package an application? Most
talks will be within 30-60 minutes. There will also be a dedicated Lightning
Talk session for talks no longer than five minutes.
I have never done programming before?
Do not worry, just come anyway, we are having special sessions/tutorials for
beginners, so it is the perfect time for you to get your feet wet. Python is
one of the easiest languages to learn, and unlike most other very high-level
languages, you are not painting yourself into a corner, you can create web
applications, desktop applications and bash scripts.
How expensive is this conference?
Cheap. We have made it as cheap as we can so hobbyists and students can
afford to come. PyconUK is going to be a not for profit community
conference, early bird rates are heavily subsidised at just £50 for the two
days, and that includes all the extras (conference dinner, T-shirt, goodie
bag and so on). The main cost of going to a conference is accommodation, and
we have a really good value hotels in Birmingham, the official conference
hotel is just £35 a night for room sleeping 3. More expensive options are
available, most of the major hotels are within walking distance from the
conference. The conference is slap bang in the middle of Birmingham, you
just have to get to New Street station.
On a more personal note though - on behalf of the PyCon UK Society I'd like
to properly announce the UK Python Conference. This is an affordable
community conference taking place on 8th/9th September. The conference is
fantastic value, especially if you take advantage of the extra early bird
booking offer. Both new and experienced Python programmers will benefit from
the varied programme.
Why am I posting about this? I'd personally like to invite UK pythonistas to
come, share their knowledge with others, learn new things and hang out. It's
a community conference, which means it has the following characteristics:
* You can help make it amazing, by participating & speaking, by helping,
* It is cheap
* It will be fun, and accessible. We (I'm helping organise this :) )
really want the conference to be accessible to all, from those who have
no idea of what python is, let alone coded in it, through to those who
are working on their upteenth bytecode hack/compiler.
Seriously though , I'm really posting about this because despite being a
language pragmatist - ie I'll use any language that gets the job done - I'm
largely finding that I'll use python for almost everything these days.
Community conferences are a real opportunity to dive in and help and learn
and share. Like python itself, the conference is also platform agnostic, so
you're welcome if you use Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, or even the
same OS as me - Linux :) .
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