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Sessions at PyCon AU 2011 about Python with notes

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Saturday 20th August 2011

  • State of CPython and Python Ecosystem

    by Senthil Kumaran S

    This a high level overview of the State of CPython interpreter and other python interpreters. The talk will mention about the  changes in 3.2 release and changes coming up in 3.3 release and status of Python2.7. It will also give the details of current state of PyPy Project, IronPython project and Jython Project.

    At 10:20am to 10:50am, Saturday 20th August

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  • How Python Evolves (and How You Can Help Make It Happen)

    by Nick Coghlan

    The CPython reference interpreter lies at the heart of a much wider Python ecosystem. The decisions that shape the future development of CPython ripple out and have a broad impact on the entire Python community.

    This talk covers the special place CPython occupies in the broader Python community, how the decisions that affect CPython's development are made, and how new developers can become involved in that process.

    At 11:00am to 11:30am, Saturday 20th August

  • Zookeepr: Home-grown conference management software

    by Brianna Laugher

    Zookeepr (http://zookeepr.org/) is a comprehensive web-based conference management system, written in Python and built on Pylons. It has an unusual development history: custom created for the annual Linux.conf.au conference, there are yearly spikes in event-focused feature development, but relatively little of the ongoing development typically seen in open source projects.

    This presentation is an introduction to the project, aimed at developers interested in contributing to a non-trivial open source project where meeting your fellow developers is quite possible, even likely, and your work is almost guaranteed to be seen and used each year by hundreds of Australia's most diehard geeks.

    At 11:40am to 12:10pm, Saturday 20th August

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  • Pyramid: Lighter, faster, better web apps

    by Dylan Jay

    Introduction to the Pyramid, the new web framework taking the python world by storm. This tutorial will cover the basics of a hello world app and cover some of the advanced features of pyramid that give it it's power such as traversal. Pyramid is part of the pylons project and is a successor to pylons and a continuation of the BFG framework. It's very simple to learn, runs fast yet has powerful concepts which help keep large web app creation a sane process.

    At 1:10pm to 1:55pm, Saturday 20th August

  • The Zen of Python

    by Richard Jones

    This talk will walk through the Zen of Python and discuss each element in turn.

    At 3:10pm to 4:20pm, Saturday 20th August

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