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(1) PyGotham updates, (2) We need space for 20 to 30 Plover Sprinters Friday night, June 8th

From: Gloria W
Sent on: Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:24 PM
I get so many questions about what will be offered at PyGotham that I figured I will send occasional updates here, en masse. Here is the current, incomplete schedule: As talks get posted and as things develop, I tweet them under the Twitter id pygotham, hag tag #PyGotham, and of course conference registration is here:

Here's some detail about what will be happening so far:

Friday morning Eliot Horowitz, the CTO and founder of 10gen will keynote. Saturday morning we will have a Best Practices Q & A panel. If you're interested in joining this panel and you've registered, be sure to send me an email stating so.

2 Day Beginners Track: for those new to Python and/or new to programming: Friday: 1/2 day Python Basics, 1/2 day Advanced Python Concepts for beginners. Saturday: 1/2 day intro to DB ORMs, 1/2 day Web Frameworks. TAs will be present to help, and installation notes will be added to the scheduled classes prior to the event.

The Enthought Track: Enthought has all of their ducks in a row, and is really rocking this conference out with a professional series all of Friday, stretching into Saturday. See the Enthought Room for details.

Spotify will have a room of talks on Saturday, where I am encouraging them to speak about scaling. It is so rare that we get an inside peek into how a hugely successful company scales their services, and some of the hurdles they have overcome.

Galleray will have artists on hand, displaying work, and even producing work at the event. There's some exciting things developing here too, which I will be able to tweet as they develop.

The beauty of this conference is that it's not exclusively Python. The Hornblower crew has been invited to talk about the technology on their ships. There will be HTML5/CSS3 half-day course, and like last year there will be many fringe-tech talks related to social, financial, hardware, and art topics.  We have our own party Saturday night sponosred by, DJ-ed by Spotify, and we have a microbrew beer being made exclusively for our event! This is going to be a blast.

We still need space somewhere in Flatiron/Lower East Side for the Friday Night Plover Sprint. If you can offer space for a small group of up to 30, please contact me. If you're new to Python/programming, do not hesitate to join us! We'll be sprinting on The Plover Project ( from 6PM to approx. midnight.  The goal of the Plover Project is to make transcription and stenography easy and affordable for all. It is one of the most organized and well documented Open Source projects I've seen, and it is impressively far along in it's development.

There are many other PyGotham speakers and sponsors which would make this email much longer. Please watch tweets and the schedule as the event develops.

I cannot believe how much this has evolved in just one year. PyGotham is an amazing product of this incredibly diverse, intelligent and hard working community. I can't thank you enough for speaking, sponsoring, supporting, and making this happen right here in NYC. 

Thanks again, and see you at PyGotham!

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