I’m very excited to attend this year’s Pycon . In past years, pycon has been a place for me to learn about the multitude of open-source products that are available, and see how to use them. Turbogears, Twisted, even Iterators were topics that I tackled during previous visits to Pycon. I am certain that this year will be no different.
This year, my third time attending the conference I was unable to find a tutorial that spiked my interest, so I decided to help Mark Ramm and Ben Bangert on their tutorial on both TG2 and Pylons, which I have been participating in the development of. Mark told me that DBSprockets is going to be showcased as a competitor to Django’s newforms. I definitely don’t want to miss that. Mark and Ben are both very knowledgeable about Pylons and TG, and their tutorial should be an excellent way to learn how to use these cutting edge technologies.
I have found that one of the best ways to learn new things is to sprint with other developers. I will be sprinting on TG for this year’s Pycon, and I encourage anyone who has not sprinted before to join a sprint for the topic of their choice. You will learn more than any tutorial or talk can teach you, and best of all you get to contribute.
So, hopefully I’ll see you there. Drop me a line if you are looking for a climbing partner at the conference, I usually try to start up a birds of a feather for those who are vertically addicted.