Category Archives: EuroPython 2008

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!

EuroPython is now on Twitter!

If you want to stay uptodate with everything regarding the EuroPython conference you can now also follow the conference on twitter:

This will contain all EuroPython blog posts and also information about which rooms will be streamed live as well as other important information (it will not replace the mailing list and blog though, just another means of communications).

EuroPython 2008: End of Online Registration Approaching!

There are only a few more days of online registration left for EuroPython 2008: the last day will be Monday 30th June; after that date the full “on the door” rate applies. See the following page for more details:

Act quickly and book your place now for a respectable discount! See you in Vilnius!

EuroPython 2008 Timetable Published

The conference timetable for EuroPython 2008 has now been published, describing the talk and activity schedule for the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference week. The authors of the accepted talk proposals should now have received notifications from those organisers responsible for talks and scheduling.

This year’s schedule includes a significant Jython presence, with talks, tutorials and a panel covering the technology, applications and the road ahead for the project. Once again, Web and Internet technologies are well represented, with distributed computing being an emerging topic this time around. Not to be outdone, representatives of the PyPy project will be on hand to describe the current state of their work.

Visit the following page for full details of the timetable:

Registration for the conference is still open. Visit the online booking form to reserve your place:

See you in Vilnius!