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:

http://twitter.com/europython

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:

http://www.europython.org/Registration

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:

http://registration.europython.eu/timetable.html

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

http://registration.europython.eu/

See you in Vilnius!

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.

Extension of the Talk Submissions Period for EuroPython 2008

The original deadline for submitting talk proposals for EuroPython 2008 passed on Thursday, and so far we’ve had quite a few submissions. We would, however, like to see a few more! So, we have now decided to give all potential submitters some more time to put together proposals and send them in for consideration. As always, the EuroPython organisers realise that the deadlines we’ve set aren’t always compatible with everyone’s personal schedule.

What this means is that anyone who had considered making a talk proposal but then found themselves short of time before last Thursday can now aim for the new deadline of Monday 2nd June – there’s even a weekend before the deadline for anyone needing “quiet time” to sketch out their proposal! Remember that we’re only looking for proposals at this point, not the entire talk or materials, although we obviously expect those things to be ready for the conference. 😉

Take a look at the Call for Participation for all the details:

http://www.europython.org/CallForParticipation

Or go straight to the page for talk submissions:

http://www.europython.org/Talk_Submissions

We look forward to seeing your proposals!

Registration for EuroPython 2008 is Now Open!

At last, registration for EuroPython 2008 is now open! Take a look at the registration page on the EuroPython Web site for full details:

http://www.europython.org/community/Registration

The usual generous discount on fees is offered for registrations made up until 31st May. Don’t forget to check the calendar for other important deadlines:

http://www.europython.org/community/Calendar

We look forward to seeing you in Vilnius!

EuroPython 2008: Call for Participation Reminder

We’re eleven days into May and there are only eleven days left until the deadline for submitting talk proposals (and suggesting activities) for EuroPython 2008! If you have something to show off that might interest the Python community, now is the time to start putting together a proposal for a talk. Remember that you don’t need to have the talk ready now – just a reasonable idea of what you’ll be presenting.

Take a look at the Call for Participation on the EuroPython Web site for details:

http://www.europython.org/community/CallForParticipation

And remember that the EuroPython organisers and community are always ready to answer any questions about talks and other matters on the mailing lists:

http://www.europython.org/community/Mailing_Lists

We look forward to seeing your proposals!