[FRPythoneers] PyCon 2007 -- who submitted a talk proposal?
jbaker at zyasoft.com
Thu Nov 2 11:09:56 MST 2006
Matt Boersma wrote:
> I submitted mine at the last minute, called "Write Less Code with XRC
> for wxPython." It's an intermediate-level intro to the XML-based
> resource system in the wxPython GUI toolkit. It's a pretty mundane
> topic, but my coworkers all encouraged it, and last year lacked
> wxPython talks.
> Apparently our chances of having a talk accepted are roughly 50% this
> They received 102 proposals, compared to last year's 71.
> Who else on this list submitted a talk or tutorial proposal?
I submitted an intermediate talk proposal, "Iterators in Action". This
certainly will not surprise anybody :). I hope this addresses the common
concern of having more talks with a take-away, because I will draw upon
my own and other people's work for examples of iterators "in action",
especially in conjunction with lazy evaluation. I also plan to share
some insight of what I uncovered following the Python-Dev list, various
PEPs, and especially the C code itself as to what is increasingly a
powerful aspect of Python. This should be a nice contrast to the talk
presented by Alex Martelli two years ago, which focused more on new
features in iterators, such as generators.
As for mundane topics: I think most of us in our profession accept that
mundane is what we make of it, not the problem in its own right. So you
can dazzle us with XRC :), hope this doesn't ratchet up the pressure too
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