Python Charmers is hosting a Python 3 porting sprint on Monday 28 October. Come and learn how to port code to Python 3 and get help with porting a Python project you care about.
Python 2.7 is the last version of Python 2. All further features and standard library enhancements will happen only in Python 3.x.
Python 3 contains powerful new features like function annotations, better memory efficiency, saner Unicode handling, and (with 3.4 due early next year) packaging improvements and a powerful ``asyncio`` module providing features from Tornado / gevent / Twisted in the standard library.
The Python ecosystem needs our help in order to make choosing Python 3 a no-brainer. All this needs is more packages with Python 3 support.
With Python's ``__future__`` imports and the ``future`` package, it is now easier than ever to provide compatibility with both Python 2 and 3 from a single clean codebase. Come and learn how to write future-proof Python code and make a difference.
The event is free. Bring an open source package you care about and a desire to learn and contribute to the future of Python. We will keep track of how many packages we can port to both versions and publicise our results.
We'll order in pizzas for dinner and have good music. It'll be fun, so be there or be square! ;)