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February 27, 2006

Wither PyCon 2006 on the Web?

Pycon 2006 has been going on for the past couple of days in Texas (,USA for those who insist that place names have two parts) and traces on the web have been rather thin.

In previous years I have followed the proceedings from afar via blog posts and other assorted web pages. Apart from this post by AMK stating that it's all over and has gone well I haven't seen a lot of information over the last few days. Have I been looking in the wrong places? Or was it really not that interesting and didn't need reporting? Or, perish the thought, is blogging so 2002 that no one is posting anything about this year's conference?

Posted by Andy Todd at February 27, 2006 10:25 PM


I thought there was quite a bit blogged on and Though I do not remember how this compares to last year.

Posted by: Mark Mc Mahon on February 27, 2006 11:17 PM

Steve Holden has been blogging about PyCon.

Posted by: Simon Brunning on February 27, 2006 11:24 PM

There were some posts from PyCon 2006 on planet python, but none of them were very informative compared to last year.

Posted by: Matt Revelle on February 27, 2006 11:25 PM

It's because they held it in Dallas this year.

OK, I just want it back in DC.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg on February 27, 2006 11:37 PM

As someone else who was experiencing PyCon vicariously through others' blog posts, I was a bit disappointed at the lack of them as well. Perhaps we'll get a flood of post-PyCon news and info when everyone settles back into everyday life.

Posted by: Christian Wyglendowski on February 28, 2006 12:40 AM

I think it's safe for non-PyCon-attendees such as myself to predict that this is only the beginning of PyCon-related posts :) A correspondent of mine at PyCon has been practically incommunicado because he has been so busy.

Also to remember is that materials used at the conference will become available for our perusal soon as well.

Posted by: Matthew Scott on February 28, 2006 12:57 AM

Simon, Steve Holden has the most underground blog of 2006. There's nothing on any of the aggregators and the only Google hit gives us an Artima weblog;

That hasn't been updated since April, 2005. Go on, give us a URL.

Posted by: Andy Todd on February 28, 2006 07:10 AM

Perhaps a factor is that the PyCon sprints are still going on and people are very busy. We have over 50 people still on-site, sprinting away and perhaps they represent a significant portion of the bloggers.

Previously the sprints were before the main conference, so people went home and blogged earlier.

And to Joe Grossman, it will be in Dallas again in 2007, because we signed a two-year contract with the hotel to get the best rates for attendees. After than, Chicago has strong intentions to bid to host PyCon, so it may be a few years before D.C. again.

Posted by: Jeff Rush on February 28, 2006 01:06 PM