Be sure not to plan anything for saturday morning since on fridaynight there will be another episode of the legendary PyGrunn afterparty. An excellent opportunity to explore the unique and lively nightlife of Groningen. Just hang around after PyGrunn to join the party!
The final 20 tickets are on sale at the moment. This means we will not sell tickets at the door. So if you want to join the party be sure to get the tickets as soon as possible.
We have finalized our programm with a number of excellent speakers and topics:
- Jan-Jaap Driessen: Serving static content with Fanstatic
- Alessandro Molina: High Performance Web Applications with Python and TurboGears
- Gijs Molenaar: Python at LOFAR
- Douwe van der Meij & Brandon Tilstra: MVC revisited with Diazo
- Remco Wendt & Jan-Jaap Driessen: Component Architectures
- Oleg Pidsadnyi: Behaviour driven design with PyTest
- Alex Gonzalez: Python and Scala smoke the peace pipe
- Daniel & Gideon de Kok: What Python can learn from Haskell
- Henk Doornbos: Putting Python in historical perspective
- Oscar Vilaplana: Handling massive traffic with Python
- Dmitrijs Milajevs: Real Time discussion retrieval from Twitter
- Peter Odding: Reliable deployment of large Python applications
- Voys: Lean prototyping
- Berco Beute: REST API design
Head over to the talk schedule for details on each speaker and topic.
Welcome Remco Wendt & Jan-Jaap Driessen as speakers for PyGrunn 2013! A talk about systems built from loosely coupled, independent components in Python is bound to be inspiring!
We welcome one the oldest supporters of PyGrunn: Goldmund, Wyldebeast & WUnderliebe! They are main sponsor again this year and we are very thankful for that. Goldmund, Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe is a non-conforming company that focusses completely on internetapplications based upon Plone and Django.
It is great to see another sponsor returning to PyGrunn: Academic Transfer! Academic Transfer is the job board for masters, PhD students, scientists and academic researchers.
Thank you very much Minddistrict with becoming a PyGrunn sponsor! Minddistrict supports healthcare organizations with online treatments and coaching.
The moment you all have been waiting for is here: The official PyGrunn 2013 poster! We think it's truly awesome. Feel free to spread it (we have higher resolutions available for printing).
We are particularly proud to welcome a long-term friend at PyGrunn 2013: Armin Ronacher! Armin's star has been rising deservedly within the Python community over the past years. His impressive work on Flask, Jinja and Werkzeug (just to name a few) make Armin an excellent speaker or PyGrunn. This year Armin will talk about his experiences with MongoDB. We are looking forward to that!
Reminder, there are only 50 tickets left and they will be sold for sure, so be sure to get yours while they are still available!
Ladies and gentlemen, we've got him! After trying for a few years we are happy to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be Holger Krekel. Among many other things Holger Krekel is the founder and co-developer of PyPy, and the sole author of the wonderful pytest and tox testing tools. Combined with a love for test- and documentation-driven software development, Holger is bound to be an excellent keynote speaker for PyGrunn.
It's our pleasure to announce Luuk van der Velden as a confirmed speaker for PyGrunn 2013.
Luuk is a neuroscience PhD student, webdeveloper and drummer. This in combination with an interest in electronic music started his programming activities. Luuk has some years of experience in matlab, but happily switched to python for his PhD endeavour. The abstract of Luuk's talk is: "Scientists (especially PhD-students) are often isolated by their management, to work on their own project. In addition the research is so specialized that lots of new code has to be written. The problem is that this code will have to last for the entire project (4 years), and preferably after that, and thus will have to withstand code rot and manifest readability, proper documentation, extensibility and maintainability. The fact that one person has to set these high standards for the code that most likely only he will use, is a psychological problem, which I dub the lone coder syndrome. In this talk I will share experiences and talk about the best practices I have adopted from mainstream development methods to keep my code healthy."
PyGrunn friend and noted member of the PyGrunn community Emil Loer will speak at the 2013 edition of PyGrunn. Considering the quality of his previous talks Emil will undoubtedly impress and inspire the audience again. Emil Loer is a developer, entrepreneur and jazz musician. He is the co-owner and technical visionary of BarTune, a company that delivers interactive music players to pubs and restaurants. Emil has deep knowledge on software synthesis, signal processing and real-time computing. He is a profound Vim evangelist and an advocate of test driven development. The abstract of his talk is: "Raytracing is a technique for creating visually realistic images by tracing the path of light as it bounces around the environment. By tracing the light we can get many spectacular effects such as shadows, reflections and refraction. In my talk I am going to show you how to build a tracer using Python so you can impress your friends with pretty pictures."
We updated our Request for Proposals form to include submissions for papers and posters. We decided to dedicate some space to everybody that want to share their Python related work with the PyGrunn community. Spread the word! Remember, the submission deadline is April 15th 12:00.
We are proud to announce Kenneth Reitz as a speaker for PyGrunn 2013! Kenneth Reitz is the product owner of Python at Heroku and a member of the Python Software Foundation. He embraces minimalism, elegant architecture, and simple interfaces. Kenneth is well known for his many open source projects, specifically Requests. The abstract of Kenneth's talk is: "Python’s ecosystem is held up to a high standard, but it falls short in a few key areas. A handful of crucial APIs are an absolute pain to work with. We’ll go over where these APIs went wrong and learn about strong and elegant API design. The high barriers to entry in Python will be discussed. Potential solutions will be proposed."
We are proud to announce that Voys Telecom will be sponsoring PyGrunn 2013! Voys has been a friend of PyGrunn for a couple of years already and her company culture is a perfect match for the PyGrunn community. Thanks!
About Voys Telecom:
Voys is one of the largest B2B hosted VoIP operators. We have been growing rapidly over the past years. We are rewarded with the 24th place in the Deloitte Fast50 competition with a growth rate of 883% over a period of the past 5 years. On top of that we are rewarded with a FD Gazellen Award. Companies such as Gazprom, Nuon, Das Rechtsbijstand and MSI, but also many SME’s are currently using our products.
We have changed the way telecom works and companies use it. We offer telephony as a tailor-made suit for your company. Telephony in which reachability and approachableness are key words. Telephony is changing, welcome at Voys.
We are currently in the process of constructing the talk schedule for PyGrunn 2013. We already have number of excellent speakers and topics, but there are some slots still open. If you have a subject that you think will keep the critical PyGrunn audience on the edge of their seats for half an hour than let us know using the Request for Proposals form. The submission deadline is April 15th 12:00.
Welcome to the improved PyGrunn Conference site. We added an initial list of confirmed speakers, a call for proposals and a schedule. To participate in the community join the PyGrunn google+ community.
On a technical note: We turned the site into a static site so it can be served from Amazon S3. No more need to run a webserver, we weren't serving static content anyway. We used Pelican to create a static site.