PyCon 2011 Atlanta
It was by far the largest PyCon and we’ve never seen so many python programmers in one place (around 1200 attendees). It was comforting to know that there are so many people that can share their knowledge and experiences as python developers and as programmers in general so close to each other.
The conference wasn’t just about Python as a programming language. It was much more. It was about coders, hackers, scientists, companies and others who use Python every day to solve their problems and are glad to share their knowledge with you.
There was so much stuff to learn that at some point it got really irritating that we couldn’t attend a lot of important speeches and discussions. Fortunately there are recordings of every speech (or almost) here on pycon’s blip.tv channel.
There where many great talks and lightning talks at PyCon, but there where a few that were more than great. To name a few:
- Reverse-engineering Ian Bicking’s brain: inside pip and virtualenv by Carl Meyer
- API Design anti-patterns by Alex Martelli
- API Design: Lessons Learned by Raymond Hettinger
We also had the pleasure of participating in sprints. Alexandru Plugaru and Andrei Laza worked on zc.buildout with guidance from Jim Fulton and managed to solve a few bugs in the package. Alex Morega worked with the pip guys.
Here are a few pictures: Picasa album