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February 02, 2004

UK Python Conference 2004

This was announced on comp.lang.python.announce last year. Since then, nothing. I was beginning to think that it wasn't going to happen.

I had a couple of ideas knocking about that I would have liked to present, but idly wandering around the web today I find that the schedule is all set. So my musings will have to wait for another opportunity. This was a bit of a puzzler, I check the newsgroups every now and then, I'm subscribed to the Python-UK mailing list and I even have the odd beer with Simon who seems to know everything that goes on,

Was there a call for participation? If so where was it posted because google can't find it. Or did I miss something obvious?

Posted by Andy Todd at February 02, 2004 04:46 PM


I've not heard anything about it either.

Perhaps you should ask on the Python UK list?

Oh, and I doubt that I'll be able to afford to go this year. :-(

Posted by: Simon Brunning on February 2, 2004 05:14 PM

I wonder how to join the Python-UK mailing list?

Posted by: Wu Fuheng on February 3, 2004 07:02 PM

You can join the python-uk list here:

Posted by: Simon Brunning on February 4, 2004 09:53 AM

I just recieved this email from Andy Robinson:

"Thanks. I will do an announcement later this afternoon or tomorrow, as almost all the bios and abstracts are in.

The programme is up at:

In a nutshell: there was not a call for papers, the ACCU prefer to "design" a programme and had very strong views on the kind of event they wanted to "bring Python back into the fold". Specifically it had to be about the language and about programming, not about specific Open Source projects and frameworks, and they wanted a small number of talks by big names rather than a community event. They asked me to be co-organiser of the track with one of their guys, who then faded out somewhat so it became a last minute dash. It's done and it's going to be good (but not cheap).

There should be plenty of BOF space and room for extra lightning talks or short talks in the breaks; we will 'call for' those in a week or two.

And the preceding Open Source event is going to be AWESOME!

- Andy"

Posted by: Simon Brunning on February 4, 2004 10:31 AM