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Announcing EuroPython 2009

On behalf of the EuroPython 2009 organisation it is my privilege and honour to announce the ‘Call for Participation’ for EuroPython 2009! EuroPython is the conference for the communities around Python, including the Django, Zope and Plone communities.

This years conference will be held in Birmingham, UK from Monday 29th June to Saturday 4th July 2009.

Talk & Themes
Do you have something you wish to present at EuroPython? Go to for this years themes and submissions criteria, the deadline is on 5th April 2009.

Other Talks, Activities and Events
Have you got something which does not fit the above? Visit

Help Us Out
We could use a hand – any contribution is welcome. Please take a look at .

An unique opportunity to affiliate with the prestigious EuroPython conference!

Spread the Word
Improve our publicity by distributing this announcement in your corner of the community, please coordinate this with the organizers:

General Information
For more information about the conference, please visit

Looking forward to seeing you!

The EuroPython Team

Couldn’t make it to EuroPython? Why not go to PyCon UK?!

This year’s EuroPython conference was a great success with lots of interesting talks and activities, but we accept that not everyone who wanted to go to Vilnius was able to set aside the time to make the journey. However, we realise that EuroPython isn’t the only Python conference in Europe, and we would very much like to encourage anyone who couldn’t make it to EuroPython (and even anyone who did make it!) to participate in the other regional conferences.

With this in mind, another Python conference is rapidly approaching, and if you liked the EuroPython schedule and either wanted to go but couldn’t, or if you liked what you saw at EuroPython and were left wanting for more, why not make the journey to PyCon UK, taking place in Birmingham, England next month:

There are some familiar figures from EuroPython in the schedule already, as well as some other well-known names from the Python and Free Software communities. PyCon UK is also at the weekend – Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September (with Friday 12th as a tutorial day) – so you might not even need to take time off work to go!

The early registration deadline for PyCon UK is tomorrow – Monday 4th August – so act fast if you want a discount on your attendance fees!

Thanks for Participating in EuroPython!

EuroPython 2008 is now over, and most of those of you who participated will either be home or be heading home from Vilnius. The conference seemed to go rather well, and I’d like to thank everyone who attended and made it such a great event. I’d also like to thank those who helped in some way with the organising. Taking a risk of naming names, here’s a long list of people who made the organising work a bit easier through taking part:

Aistė Kesminaitė (for bringing EuroPython to Vilnius), Jacob Hallén and Laura Creighton (for being the stewards of EuroPython), John Pinner (for bearing much of the administrative and technical load), Christian Scholz (the man behind all the audiovisual and Open Space/barcamp initiatives), Thomas Waldmann (for helping us with the Wiki), Zachary Voase (for the EuroPython logo), Dinu Gherman (for the badge designs), Carsten Rebbien, Lennart Regebro, Marius Gedminas, Dalius Dobravolskas, Žygimantas Bruzgys, Harald Armin Massa, Zeth Green, Alex Willmer, Ciaran Mooney, Nick Booker, Samuele Pedroni, Steve Alexander, Kit Blake, Christian Theune, Jonathan Fine, David Boddie, and some special local assistance from a somewhat reluctant organiser.

It’s very possible that someone has surely been forgotten in the above list. For that I apologise and promise to add any name that should have been there.

Thanks for supporting EuroPython!


Video: cocos2d, a framework for building 2D games

The first video is up and in it Ricardo Quesada and Lucio Torre present their game framework for 2d games written in Python. Cool stuff!

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EuroPython is featured on

Please take a look at the Presentation Sharing site as they have EuroPython in their spotlight section!

So let’s grow this bigger and everybody upload their presentations to show the world the power of Python! 🙂

Please tag the Conference!

In order to create as much buzz around the conference as possible you should blog about it, upload photos, videos and maybe even interviews to web2.0 services like WordPress, flickr, Youtube, Facebook, Slideshare and others.

If you do so, please tag your posts with “europython2008“! This makes it easier to find all related material in one go!