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Welcome to the first ever GothPyCon! This is a local conference for those on the west coast of Sweden conference who are interested in the Python programming language. We're very open minded, so feel free to come by if you live anywhere in Sweden, Norway, Denmark ... or Australia for that matter.

The conference will be on Saturday 29 May in Göteborg from 9.00 to 17.00 in the Patricia Building at the The IT University, Campus Lindholm. [map (http://www.chalmers.se/HyperText/Karta_Lindholmen.html)]. Afterwards we'll head to a nearby bar or restaurant and talk more about what's going on with Python and programming in general.

If you're planning to come, please sign up to the meeting on the GothPy page so we can plan for lunch and other arrangements. The invitation code for the meetup group is "significant_whitespace".

Preliminary Programme:

9:00 Introduction and welcome
9:15 Jacob Hallen - PyPy
10:00 Magnus Lyckå - error handling in Python
10:30 coffee
11:00 Andrew Dalke - What's Python doing inside?
11:30 Oscar Lindberg - Introduction to NumPy
12:15 lunch
13:30 short talks
- Geoff Bache - maintaining TextTest: a[masked] LOC open source python project
- Emily Bache - GUI testing with PyUseCase
- anyone else who wants to say anything

14:30 Code Kata, Google Code Jam, open space discussions
15:00 coffee
15:30 continue previous activities
16:45 retrospective
17:00 close of conference.

Interested in giving a short talk? Sign up at the conference.

Want to organize a breakout group? Plan for a 1-2 hour session and let us know at [masked] what you want to do so we can help make it happen.

There will be a nominal fee of about 150 Swedish kronor to cover the room hire, lunch, and coffee/fika. We'll let you know once we figure out the cost, and you can pay at the door when you come. Any left-over funds will go to cover fika for the GothPy monthly meetings. If you or your company would like to sponsor the conference, and possibly cover some of these costs, let us know!

All announcements will be posted to the GothPy Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/GothPy/ so signup there if you want to receive them.

If you have any questions, comments, or sponsorship offers, email them to us at [masked] .

More details about the talks:

Jacob Hallen on PyPy
- introduction to the project, including recent progress on the JIT etc.
Magnus Lyckå on error handling in Python
- what works and what doesn't? presentation and discussion.
Andrew Dalke on "What's Python doing inside?"
- Python has a lot of hooks and debugging flags which let you
watch the import process, memory use, and run-time evaluation.
I'll describe many of them and explain how they can be useful.
Oscar Lindberg - Introduction to NumPy
NumPy is an Python extension for large, multi-dimensional arrays and matrices. The talk will explain how to use it and when to use it. Some examples using OpenGL and some using a WebCam feed will be shown.

Your organizers, Emily Bache and Andrew Dalke