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Not the State of the Python Union

Back to Fl orence for Eur
oPython 2012
-

Don’t be jeal ous


you woul d
hate

the
heat! We are tal ki ng seri ous heat here between 35 and 40 degrees.

Monday morning started with a talk by Guido van Rossum

“Not the State of the Python
Union”. In this talk Guido answered some questions




Worried about
the future of Python 3



Wondering when lambda will be fixed




Angry about the GIL

And much more.

This talk was followed by Alex Martelli’s “Permission or Forgive
ness”. Inspired by the
Mother of Cobol, Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper ‘s motto “It’s easier to ask forgiveness
than permission”. I cannot argue with Alex’s
recommendation of applying or not applying
this motto in the Python environment but I would not
recommend its application at home.

Other talks included all the buzzwords:



PyPy



White PyGame (Python’s most popular 2D game library)



OpenStack


the large and relatively new platform for building IaaS public and
private cloud



Django


Python Web Framework



Tornado


the non
-
blocking lightweight web server and framework



Juju


new open source configuration management and tool for deploying services
into a cloud and data centre environment



Flask





RestFS


next generation cloud storage



PyPedia





Camelot

Ther
e are of course some more generic type
s

of talks like




Spotify, Pipelining your Music

by J Pulliainen



Becoming a better programmer by H Massa



Health for Geeks: Feel better, save money, live longer by being lazy


N Larosa



Music Theory; genetic algorithms

and Python by N. Tollervey



Increasing women engagement in the Python environment by L Root

As expected you can now find talks on databases and Python, Arduino and Python, Android
and Python etc.

The week was not just about talks but t
here was Coding Competitions


Python Challenge
and Google EuroPython Code Jam. One should not forget the social side of the event with
PyBeer, PyFiorentina, Tag Cocktails etc.

EuroPython (Florence) is one of the bes
t organized conference
s

I know
.
Organized by
Python Italia, Asso
c
i
azione di promozione sociale
with a lot of support from

Develer S
rl
<
http://www.develer.com/website/en
>
. Hope to see you there next year!