Keynote Speakers at EuroPython 2008

At last, we are now able to confirm the EuroPython 2008 keynote speakers. It should come as no surprise to many that Guido van Rossum – Python’s “benevolent dictator for life” – will be making a keynote appearance, as is now customary at the EuroPython conference. Our other keynote speaker is perhaps more familiar to other audiences: Hans Rosling is professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet and co-founder of Gapminder Foundation, and is known for his “humorous, yet deadly serious” award-winning lectures on economic, social and environmental issues.

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2 responses to “Keynote Speakers at EuroPython 2008

  1. As far as I know, Guido is not actually coming to the conference, but will present his keynote via videoconferencing.

  2. Yes, he’ll be making a virtual appearance. 😉

    Of course, this isn’t the first such keynote at EuroPython: Alan Kay presented via videoconferencing in 2006.

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