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These are the results from the feedback forms (both online and paper) for PyCon 2008. There were 497 respondents in all, but not every person answered every question.

Numbers in parentheses are the counts of how many times an item was mentioned.

See /Comments for the essay-type comments from the feedback forms.

Overall ratings

Is this your first PyCon?

Yes 61.2% (297) No 38.8% (188)

What days did you attend PyCon?

Friday 99.0% (488) Saturday 97.2% (479) Sunday 91.9% (453) Tutorials 43.8% (216) Sprints 30.6% (151)

How did you hear about PyCon?

django
django on FreeNode
3 years ago from my son
A Co-worker
a friend
A friend had attended.
a long time ago or this time? (doesn't match answer to 1 really)
Ads, Python 411 podcasts
AMK's blog, I think. Probably other blogs too. Not sure which 1st.
At BayPiggies meeting
At Codemash
BayPiggies Python Interest Group
BayPiggies user group, call for papers
BDFL blog
Been attending for many years.
Been coming for a few years
Been coming for years
Been coming for years. Years ago, via a friend who teaches high school computer science.
Been going since 2005; I can't remember where I first heard.
Been there for the last serveral years
Blog
Blogosphere. Chipy mailing list.
Blogs
blogs
Blogs / Python Planet / Daily Python URL
Blogs and django community
Blogs and the online community.
blogs, the web, etc.
Buzz from the Django community
c.l.p years ago
Can't remember
can't remember
Can't remember, at some moment it became obvious it happening each year.
cant remember
Chaired the first three
checked the website
Chicago Python User's Group mailing list.
ChiPy
Chipy
chipy
ChiPy mailing list
chipy mailing list
ChiPy Users Group
co worker
Co-Worker
Co-worker
co-worker
Co-worker who had attended a PyCon several years ago.
Co-workers
co-workers
Co-workers at Polimetrix/YouGov
Codemash
Colleague
Colleauge
Community
community
community buzz
Community mailinglist
community/lists/whatever
comp.lang.python
comp.lang.python (years ago)
comp.lang.python I think
comp.lang.python, many blogs
comp.lang.python.announce
cowaorker
Coworker
coworker
Coworker at the office
Coworker suggested attending
Coworkers
coworkers
coworkers.
Daily Python URL
Developer mailing list
Development team
django blog
Django Channels
Django Community
Django community
django mailing lists
Django Project weblog
Django website
Djangoproject.com
Don't remember
don't remember
don't remember, to be honest
Don't remember.
Don't remember. ^_^
Don't remember...
Dunno. If you use python a lot, you'll hear about it.
e-mail
Early plone community
email
Employer
employer
Errr, common knowledge within the community.
Everywhere
First heard of the conference from a posting to python-announce in 2003. The posting was about a proposal deadline extension.
Followed since 2006
following python blogs, lists, other online sources
Friend
friend
Friend in the community
Friend who went to pycon 2007
Friend, Boss
Friend/Co-Worker
Friends
friends
friends and coworkers
friends who went before
Friends, Usenet, blogs, mailing lists
From a co-worker
From a colleague
From a friend
From a friend who also attended
From a person in the CHicago Python User's Group
From blog and of course Python.org
From Greg Neumarke of the ACM Chicago
From its reputation in the community
From last year's
From my bosses and previous attendees
From my GSoC mentor
from my supervisor
From other Python people on IRC and mailing lists, talking about sprints.
From the company Autodesk
From the head of computer science
From www.python.org
front range pythoneers, zope lists
general activity in python community
General community chatter
google
google search
Grapevine
Have been a Python fan for years
Have been to many prior
Heard about it in europython
How do you be a python nerd and *not* hear about PyCon?
python.org
I come every year
I don't remember
I found it on the Python Web site.
I know these things
I live near DC, where the first ones happened, but wasn't able to attend
I look forward to it every year.
I've been before
I've been going for years now.
I've been to three previous confs
Ian Bicking, Paul Winkler
im in the development industry
In Python Argentina
In the office
Internet
internet
IRC
it's been too long to remember ;)
It's common knowledge.
Jeff Rush
just by learning more about and using pycon - don't remember the specifics
Just knew about it from past attendence
Karl Norby - friend
knew of it for a while, not sure how
Knew the organizers
known about it for years
Last Year's pycon.
local python user group mailing list
Local user group
Local User Group (dfwpython)
Long Time Fan / Python Hacker...
Long-time user
Looked for it on the web
LWN
mail
Mailing List
Mailing list
mailing list
mailing lists
Many sources of python information over the years...
MichiPUG
Most likely from the python mailing list
My boss
My brother Matt told me about it
My business associate suggested we attend.
My Co-worker
my company
My Manager
Neal Norwitz and Guido told me to come.
Newsgroup
newsgroup
no idea anymore
not sure
Not sure. Probably comp.lang.python back in 2003
on the job
On the web
On the web, from previous years
One of our professors from school went to pycon in texas. (2006 or 2005ish?)
One of the user group mailing lists
Online
online
online media
online search for python training
online somewhere...
Originally from Guido's blog
Originally, through my employer at the time (OSAF)
Originally? From the python.org website
People developing on bzr and TurboGears talked about going last year
Planet Python
planet python
PlanetPython
Plone feeds
Previous attendee
previous attendee
Previous Attendees - word of mouth
Previous PyCons
previously attended python conferences
PSF
PSF Members mailing list, etc
psf-members@python.org
PyCon 07 PodCast
pycon website
pycon.org
pyhton web site
pypi
Python 411 Podcast
python 411 podcast during 2007 (have heard about it from a few other places since then)
Python blogs
Python comminity
Python Community
Python community
python community
Python community newsgroups/website/planetpython
Python lists
Python mailing list
python mailing list
Python mailing lists
Python Newsgroup
python user group
Python web site
python web site
Python Website
Python website
python website
python-announce
python-announce-list
python-dev
Python-list
python-list
Python-related podcasts, blogs, ....
python.com
Python.org
python.org
python.org page
python.org Web Site and various Blogs, including PyCon Blog
Python.org website
python.org website
Python.org website? I forget
python.org wiki pages
python.org, originally
python411
Read about it on the internet
Recommendation
searched for it a bit after getting interested in the language
Some blog or another
Somewhere on the intarwebs
somewhere on the web
teacher
the community
The Internet
the internet
The Internets
the internets
The interweb
The Python Website
This year: Ian Bicking. I've wanted to attend for a few years, though.
Through a friend
through the listserve (Edu SIG)
through the python website
Through work
through work
Uh... It's PyCon.
User Group
user group
User group mailing list
van lindberg
various blogs
various blogs of Pythonistias
various Django blogs, other Python blogs and discussions
via my job
watch for it every year
Web
web
web pages
web search
web, friends, etc.
websearching, in 2004
Website
website
Website and colleagues
Websites
Who knows, it was a long time ago.
Word of mouth
word of mouth
word of mouth between friends and family
Work
work
Work Associate
Work associate
work colleague
Work colleagues
work mailing list
work, skip montanaro
Work.
www.ddj.com (dr dobbs portal)
www.python.org
years ago on comp.lang.python

Please rate ...

        very low        low              high          very high        N/A          Response Average     Num. respondents
your overall satisfaction with PyCon 2007 in general    
        0.2% (1)        11.5% (56)      46.2% (226)     41.7% (204)     0.4% (2)        3.30                 489
your overall satisfaction with the keynotes     
        3.1% (15)       29.5% (145)     46.0% (226)     14.9% (73)      6.5% (32)       2.78                 491
your overall satisfaction with the talks        
        1.4% (7)        26.8% (130)     57.9% (281)     11.8% (57)      2.1% (10)       2.82                 485
your overall satisfaction with the network      
       20.7% (101)      42.5% (208)     25.6% (125)     6.3% (31)       4.9% (24)       2.18                 489
your overall satisfaction with the food 
        8.0% (39)       34.5% (168)     45.8% (223)     10.9% (53)      0.8% (4)        2.60                 487
your likelihood of attending next year  
        2.5% (12)       10.6% (52)      42.1% (206)     42.5% (208)     2.2% (11)       3.28                 489

Would you prefer a conference that took place

Only on weekdays 17.6% (82)

Includes one weekend day (starts on Sunday or ends on Saturday) 23.1% (108)

Includes two weekend days 59.3% (277)

Talks

What were your favorite talks?

185 40.5% Keynote: Guido van Rossum "Python 3000 And You"
90 19.7% Core Python Containers -- Under the Hood Mr. Raymond D Hettinger
83 18.2% Keynote: Brian 'Fitz' Fitzpatrick
81 17.7% The State of Django Adrian Holovaty
75 16.4% Keynote: Van Lindberg "Intellectual Property and Open Source"
67 14.7% Sights and sounds with pyglet Mr. Alex Holkner
61 13.3% Using PyGame and PySight to Create an Interactive Halloween Activity Mr. John Harrison (Insight Industries)
59 12.9% The State of PyPy Maciej Fijalkowski (merlinux GmbH) ; Ms. Laura A Creighton (Open End AB)
58 12.7% SQLAlchemy 0.4 and Beyond Mike Bayer
52 11.4% IronPython: The Road Ahead Mr. Jim Hugunin (Microsoft)
51 11.2% nose: testing for the lazy coder Jason Pellerin (Leapfrog Online)
50 10.9% Consuming HTML Ian Bicking (The Open Planning Project)
49 10.7% Keynote: Mark Hammond "Snake Charming the Dragon: the past, present and future of Python and Mozilla."
45 9.8% How Import Does Its Thing Mr. Brett Cannon
45 9.8% Developing reusable Django applications James Bennett
44 9.6% Tahoe: A Robust Distributed Secure Filesystem Brian Warner
42 9.2% Python-powered Multitouch Peter Z Wang (Enthought, Inc.) ; Mr. David Kammeyer (Enthought, Inc.); Robert Kern
42 9.2% Managing Complexity (and testing) Matt Harrison (Insight Industries)
42 9.2% Don't call us, we'll call you: callback patterns and idioms in Python Alex Martelli (Google, Inc)
41 9.0% Rich UI Webapps with TurboGears 2 and Dojo Mr. Kevin Dangoor (SitePen)
40 8.8% Introducting Agile Testing Techniques to the OLPC Project Dr. Titus Brown (Caltech / Michigan State U.)
37 8.1% PyTriton: building a petabyte storage system Jonathan Ellis (Feature50)
36 7.9% Use Google Spreadsheets API to create a database in the cloud Mr. Jeffrey W Scudder (Google)
36 7.9% Unicode In Python, Completely Demystified Mr. Kumar McMillan (Leapfrog Online)
36 7.9% Pylons and TurboGears: Working together on the web Mark Ramm
34 7.4% High performance Network IO with Python + Libevent Michael M Carter (Orbited)
34 7.4% Django: Under the Hood Marty Alchin
33 7.2% To RE or not to RE - parsing text in Python Anna M Ravenscroft (Stanford University)
32 7.0% Python in your Browser with IronPython & Silverlight Mr. Michael J Foord (Resolver Systems)
30 6.6% More Iterators in Action Jim Baker
29 6.3% Using Optparse, Subprocess, and Doctest To Make Agile Unix Utilities Noah Gift
28 6.1% Using Grok to Walk Like a Duck Mr. Brandon C Rhodes (Georgia Tech)
27 5.9% Python references and practical solutions to reference-related problems Dr. Tim Couper
26 5.7% Your Pythonic Math Class of the Future Kirby T Urner (4D Solutions)
25 5.5% Getting started with test-driven development. Mr. Jonathan Hartley (Resolver Systems)
23 5.0% MPI Cluster Programming with Python and Amazon EC2 Peter Skomoroch
21 4.6% Using Python To Teach Object-Oriented Programming in CS1 Dr. Michael H Goldwasser (Saint Louis University) ; Dr. David Letscher
19 4.2% Keynote: Chris Hagner
18 3.9% What Zope did wrong (and how it's being fixed) Lennart Regebro
18 3.9% Roll Your Own Data Persistence in Python Mr. Sean J Taylor
18 3.9% Python - all a scientist needs. Dr. Julius B. Lucks (University of California, Berkeley)
16 3.5% The REST is Easy Paul Winkler (The Open Planning Project)
16 3.5% Buffer interface in Py3K Travis E Oliphant (Enthought, Inc.)
15 3.3% Supervisor as a Platform Mr. Chris P McDonough (Agendaless Consulting) ; Mr. Mike Naberezny (Maintainable Software)
14 3.1% Using .NET Libraries in CPython Mr. Feihong Hsu
14 3.1% Case Study of Python Application Development -- Humanized Enso Jono DiCarlo (Humanized, Inc)
13 2.8% Running a Successful Usergroup Jeff Rush (Tau Productions Inc.)
13 2.8% Decorated State Machines i Mr. Rodney Drenth (Emerson Process Management)
12 2.6% The Power of Django Admin (Even For Non-Django Projects) Mr. Steven C Wilcox
12 2.6% Programming for the One Laptop Per Child laptop Mr. Charles Merriam
12 2.6% Jython on the Joint Strike Fighter Mr. George F Rice (Lockheed Martin)
11 2.4% Python in System Administration: How, When, and Why one SysAdmin uses Python Mr. Sean Reifschneider (tummy.com, ltd.)
11 2.4% Case Study: Embedding Python into Counter-Strike: Source Mr. Mattie Casper
11 2.4% Building Trac Plugins Mr. Noah Kantrowitz (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
11 2.4% Applying expert system technology to code reuse with Pyke Bruce Frederiksen
11 2.4% 2to3: translating Python 2 to Python 3 Mr. Collin Winter (Google)
9 2.0% Database development with Jython, SQLAlchemy, and Hibernate Mr. Frank J Wierzbicki
9 2.0% A New Compiler for Jython Jim Baker; Mr. Tobias Ivarsson
8 1.8% End-user computing without tears using Resolver, an IronPython spreadsheet Mr. Giles Thomas (Resolver Systems Ltd)
7 1.5% Crunchy: Crunching on Python Documentation Mr. Johannes Woolard (Oxford University)
6 1.3% Programming Microsoft Office using Python Wesley j Chun (CyberWeb Consulting)
6 1.3% Like Switching on the Light: Managing an Elastic Compute Cluster with Python George Belotsky (CinematX Digital) ; Heath Johns (CinematX Digital)
5 1.1% Stackless Python 101 Mr. Christian Tismer (tismerysoft GmbH)
5 1.1% Developing, Testing, and Debugging Python Applications with Wing IDE Mr. Stephan R.A. Deibel (Wingware)
4 0.9% Stackless PyPy Mr. Christian Tismer (tismerysoft GmbH)
1 0.2% Dogtail: Taking your applications for a walk Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy Yekulla (Partner / Community Engineer at Redhat )

Other (please specify)

The Web2Py talk

generator tricks (tutorial) introduction to numpy (tutorial)

Generator Tricks for System Programmers by David Beazley

Ivan Krstic

They all were wanting for greater quality of content

- web2py open space talk w/ Massimo Di Pierro

Lightning talk format is great.

Lightning talks

Plenary: OLPC Update

honestly, most i saw were junk. too short, so by the time the
presenter motivated the talk, time was up. and 40m/talk? that made
it impossible to make sure you were at the next one at a normal
time. how about starting talks on the hour. simple.

The Twisted SFC membership announcement. I'm feeling The Love!

Ivan Kristov - OLPC Keynote

honestly, almost none of the talks i heard are worth mentioning -
they were all too short (every presenter was rushed), the timing
was hard to gauge (since everything started on odd times, 40m past
some hours, 10 after other, etc), and quite frankly not that many
presenters were well prepared.

Twisted Announcement/Keynote

Richard Jones' Pyglet talk (why not listed?)

Lightning talks on PVote, NoonHat, and SaturdayHouse

No.106, towards interactive, distributed and rapid testing

Teach me Twisted open spaces session!

lightening talks

All of them seemed to be really really good...

Halloween app

some of the openspace meetings + lightning talks where really useful
as just meeting people during the conference

I rather enjoyed many of the lightning talks. I just wish you guys
had scheduled those online and were a bit more organized with them.

Ivan Krstic - OLPC update

Making Client-Side Python Suck Less OLPC Update

agile web testing

The lightning talks and bof about metaweb/freebase

Developing With repoze.zope2

"Teach Me Twisted" - Steve Holden

repoze - chris mcdonough

I really enjoyed the tutorial on TurboGears and Pylons. Good teachers
and very informative.

The Twisted BoF at 8-10 on Saturday; most keynotes v. good as well.

Hallway track

sunday keynote on status of OLPC

Teach me Twisted

I missed a lot of the talks I wanted to see...

Due to volunteering, I wasn't able to focus on the talks. I hope
to catch up when we get the video online.

Num.106

Open space sessions, various.

only attended tutorial

What 5 topics should have been covered at PyCon?

"C" Extensions
"using python to change the world" came up in a BoF
*How* people do stuff instead of *what* they do
A Comparison of ORMs (Storm, SQLAlchemy, SQLObject)
a debate format between rivals (pylons vs. django?) would have been cool
A Guide to the Community: reporting a bug, starting a SIG, serving as a volunteer, for new people
a single talk on open source best practices
a survey of web frameworks
about teaching CS with Python
about teaching in K12 with Python
about the design decisions made in Python
academic applications
academic research using python: AI, Graphics, Visualizations
actual case studies from industy
Addressing speed issues with larger projects
Advanced Language Features (decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, etc.)
advanced language features (metaclasses, iterators as coroutines, etc.)
Advanced Python Techniques
advanced talks
advanced topics (where <10 minutes is spent on intro)
Advanced Topics In General
Advocacy
Agile and Python
agile development techniques
Agile development, TDD
Algorithm analysis
Alternative Interpreters (Jython, IronPython)
An overview of different python frameworks (several tracks possible: graphics, GUIs, game development, testing) - again, for programmers new to Python
API Documentation Improvement Recommendations
APIs (more of them, i.e. eBay, Amazon, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, etc.)
aplication and code design, style guide, ..
Application building - lessons learned
application of ctypes
Audio/Video & Streaming
basic beginner how to get started with...
beginners OOP
best practices in development methodologies for python
Best Practices in Python
best practices range vs xrange, when to use list comp, inline generators, ...
best practices without focusing on 3rd party packages
best practices, python style
best practices/software engineering (i.e. TDD, complexity talks)
Better parallel and distributed programing with Python
Better Stackless Python Coverage
Bring your kids: Python for the young for K-12
building C extensions
Building DSL's in (on top of) Python
buildout
Bundling standalone applications with py2exe/py2app
Business Apps in Python
bytecode
C-API differences 2 to 3
Case Studies (Last year there was a case study on EVE Online that was great)
case studies; less developer tools
Chaco/Traits (Enthought)
Cheese Shop
CherryPy
clpython
coding specifics
compare python with scala
Comparison of Python implementations
Comparisons of competing frameworks
Compiler internals, including GC
Complexity pitfalls (range, etc)
Computer Graphics; Open GL
Concurrency
concurrency
concurrent programming with jython
Continuous Integration
Contributing to core python
Convincing high level management to use Python instead of expensive solution 'x'
Core Features (I heard that "Core Python Containers" was a great talk)
core language
core language features, idioms
coroutines
Crazy Hacks (Think Damian Conway)
creating APIs
Cross platform development and testing
Cross-platform desktop development with GTK
ctypes
Custom language implementations
Cython (Sage)
Dabo
data mining
database
Database Techniques
Deathmatch fight between TG vs Django & Pylons vs CherrPy
debugging
debugging stackless python
debugging techniques other than Wing
Deploying commercial apps w/ python
Descriptors
design patterns for modern (ajax + python framework) web apps
Design Patterns in Python
desktop apps
Desktop/Client Systems
developer/team tools
distributed automated testing
distributed computing
Distributing software through PyPI and setuptools (esp. Py3K package handling)
distutils
Django
Django + SQLAlchemy together
Django state
django's internals in more details
Django, Turbogears, Pylons, Zope, etc.
Do women and men use Python differently?
domain-specific languages in Python
Easier access to contributors to OSS projects (django, pylons, nose, etc). Maybe booth space for them
easy_install
education/cp4e
Education: Python for college professors
Education: Python for high school teachers
Efficient code (aka best practices)
Eggs
eggs/buildout
eggs/setuptools
Elixir
Embedded apps using python
embedding
embedding and extending (in C, C++, Java, C#, etc etc)
Embedding in C++ using Boost.Python
Embedding Python
embedding python into an application
Encryption
evangelizing python to non-techies
Expert Systems/AI
Extending Acceptance of the language in the Enterprise
extending Python 101
flex & python
forked processes
Functional/Integration Testing With Python Tools
Future of client apps in Python (wx, Qt, etc.)
Future of Python
Future of python
future of python
General embedding in C++
Generating standalone executables using py2app, py2exe, Freeze, etc.
GeoDjango (more than a lightning talk)
geographic applications
Getting started in a Python open source project
Getting Started with Python: Frameworks
GIS
GIS Using Python
GUI programming
GUI Toolkit review
hardware interfacing (e.g. DAQ via serial, LAN, or system USB drivers)
History of Python (Retrospective)
how architecture pattern X can be applied in python
How I sold python to NASA Headquarters
How Open Source projects work (nuts & bolts)
How Python influences other languages & sw in general
how to apply python to large scale problems
how to best document your python code for auto generation
How to breed and grow Python developers
How to do different application structures in Python.
How to evaluate Python technologies
How to get a good job in Python
How to help developers adopt python ?
How to improve your programming skills, i.e. cherry pick from Code Complete/2e
How to leverage Python's Strengths
how to make wifi work at a conference :)
How to organize complex software so it can be easily tested
How to talk your company/friends into using Python
how to teach python
HOWTO organize/run a python project
Human Interface Guidelines
Ideas for future extensions of Python
IDEs/editors (WingIDE, Komodo, SPE, iPython)
idiomatic modern python -- a case study
Import: Not internals as 2. How Import Does Its Thing, but __init__.py, __import__, sys.modules, cyclic imports, etc...
in-depth presentation on packaging and/or deployment
individual's far-out uses for python
Instant Messaging
Intellectual Property and Open Source
Interaction Design
Intermediate Twisted
intermediate/advanced level talks
Internals Programming re OLPC; we didn't have a *good* talk this year.
intro to c guts of python
Intro to CPython extension (SWIG, raw, or anything else)
Intro to generators
intro to Python
Intro to the GIL, mistakes learned
Introductory Twisted stuff.
iPython vs. the standard python prompt
IPython1
IronPython
Javascript toolkits
Just More Spaces for Python Beginners
Jython
Less focus on "practical" day-to-day applications
Less PR / Marketing based talks
Less recruiting pitches
lint
Longer talks
Mac OS X 10.5 applicaiton development with Python
Making the most of the "with" statement
managing front and back ends to pypy
managing large python codebases
managing python installs on debian/windows/osx
Mercurial
mercurial extensions
Mercurial, which was ignored in favor of Bazaar
meta classes
Metaclasses
Migrating a development team to Python
mod_wsgi
more 3.0
more advanced python. more generator, more iterator, more tips.
more case studies
more cloud computing and distributed computing
more cpython internals
more database
more design patterns
more django
more education talks
More for beginners
more from basic datastructures, performance, usage
more hardcore CS patterns - make Alex Martelli give an advanced talk
more introductions to intermediate level Python programmers...such as introduction to easy_install, setup.py, eggs, etc., iterators, generators
more ironpython
more jython
more live coding talks...
more non-web based python stuff
more on design patterns
more on development environments
more on GUIs
MORE on Python 3
more panel discussions such as:
More programming oriented talks
More project-based talks
more Pylons
More real life examples and howto's rather than a presentation of their product
more semantic web talks
More sysadmin focused talks
more systems administration
More technically in depth talks
More third party libraries (from pypi)
More tutorials
more tutorials, less talks! I'll be going to more advanced python tutorials next year
more twisted instruction
more visualization stuff
MPI
multicores and the Global Interpreter Lock
My Projects themed talks for users to show what they did (like the Halloween talk)
Network Applications(ie, zenoss)
New and Exciting Ideas (Kamaelia, for example)
new features (oft overlooked) of Python
New Modules shown off
new/interesting modules people haven't seen
non web app frameworks
non web guis (pygtk, qt)
Numerical graphing
numpy
NumPy and SciPy
numpy/scipy (tutorials don't count for us conference-only attendees)
OLPC
optimization strategies
Optimizing performance
ORM
ORM comparison panel discussion
other than this the talks had great coverage overall
overview of available libraries for advanced topics such as generalized parsing or decision-making
Overview of how the python interpreter works
Overview of the world: all those buzzwords in context
overview of twisted and what it's good for
overview of usage in companies such as google . . .
Packaging
Packaging and Deploying (How to fix setuptools)
Packaging and distribution
packaging/distribution (py2app, py2exe, etc.)
Panel Discussions
Panel tracks for Web, scientific, networking, embedding (and other?) w.r.t. python
Parallel/Distributed Programming
Parsing (little) languages with Python
parsing xml
Parsing XML in python
Paste
performance - profiling/c extensions/blah
performance testing
perhaps OO patterns in python, tutorial
pitching python to coworkers who know only Excel and Access
places we shouldnt be trying to use python
Plone
plone
plone 2 vs plone 3
plugin development (rather than just a tutorial)
plugins/eggs/etc.
postrgresql and python
practical examples of using ctypes
Problems and Solutions from different Python Implementations
Production Monitoring/Profiling (overview, not vendor pitch)
Production systems and deployment process
profiling
Profiling and optimization
Profiling and optimizing pure python
Programming Advanced - More Martelli talks
Psyco
py2app
Py3k Details - Guido's keynote was too high level
PyDev tutorial
PyDoc
PyGame!
Pygame/Pyglet
pygtk
PyGTK or other GUI toolkits
PyGTK/desktop applications
Pylons
Pylons
Pylons (apart from Turbogears)
Pylons [Tutorial]
PyMedia
PyObjC
pyObjC
PyPy
pypy applications
pypy production-readiness
pyqt
pys60
Python & Hardware (USB, 1394, Serial, etc)
Python 101
Python 2.6 and Python 3
Python 3
Python 3.0 String Formatting
Python 3000 - The new features (not migration)
Python advocacy to management (why use python/open source)
Python Advocacy update (similar to 2007 talk)
python and apache
python and com interop
Python and Concurrency
python and IT : moving from dev to prod...
python and oracle
Python C API
Python code walk-thru's
Python debugging and profiling
Python Desktop App Development
python eggs
Python embedded in C++ apps
Python for Ruby developers
Python GUI Toolkits
Python in business applications
Python in education
Python in Mac OS X (Cocoa/Objective-C bridge)
python in plone
python in zope
Python Internal Architecture
Python internals
Python job trends
Python language features, tips, tricks
Python Non-relational database backends
Python on web
Python on window
python on windows
Python optimization
python performance
Python programming
python resources for beginners (maybe just a documentation survey)
python to support mobile devices
Python tricks
python use in bioinformatics
Python versioning stuck at 2.2/2.3 on many distros
Python vs Ruby
Python's response(s) to Ruby/Rails
PythonTidy pretty printer, the first one that mostly works
Pyweek game programming competition, which is cool
pyWinAuto & and other test automation techniques
py_interface
raising political consciousness
RDF
readability comparison between using straight sql or sqlifying modules like sqalchemy
Recent additions to standard library
Related to #2: Using WSGI to get best of breed components
Repoze
Sandboxing python
scaling techniques
Scientific applications
Scientific Programming
Security
separate out advanced and beginning talks
setuptools for unix distro packagers
SnapLogic
SOAP ( ZSI, Soaplib )
Social aspects of python development
Some Level of Survey of the Different Web Frameworks
Some topic on the internals of CPython
something very advanced... maybe building a custom interpreter
speed differences 2 to 3. When will 3K be as fast?
SQLAlchemy, Elixir, Storm, etc.
sqlelixir and multiple database sessions
Stackless
Standard library packages
state of python language development community
stories of python usage in large-scale production
Storm ORM
Strategies for profiling threaded apps
Styles and structures (TOOWTDI doesn't apply at an architectural level)
Summary of Gui Extensions in Python
super classes
Survey of real and virtual platforms supported by Python/Jython/Ironpython/PyPy
swig vs. boost
swig. pyrex, etc for c extensions
system and application automation with Python
System design
Teaching Python to Java heads
Testing
Testing GUIs
Testing: py.test, nose, etc.
text parsing
Text processing in python
the conference covered *lots* of ground:)
Threading/multicore
tinypy and python 64k for embedded stuff
Tkinter
tkInter widgets (HTML widgets)
Topics covered were fine, speakers were not.
Traits
Traits.UI
Transition from Java Web App
Twisted
twisted
twisted 101.5
Twisted AMP, which nobody seems to know about
under-the-hood stuff
understanding scons
up-to-date comparison of Templating
upgrade to python 3
Usability
use of python in science (Julius Lucks touched on this)
user group panel discussion (too important for just a BOF)
user interface fundamentals for programmers
Using legacy C/C++ from Python
Using Python for build and test frameworks
Using python in embedded applicaions
Using python to make the world a better place: synergy w/ NGO values and missio
Various Python SDKs / app kits
Web application deployment
Web Development
web frameworks
web frameworks (done)
Web Frameworks (Last year's panel was GREAT)
Web Frameworks (not really)
Web Programming in Python 101 - for those programmers who are new to the web, so they can take advantage of the web-based Python talks
web scraping
Web security and encryption using python
webpy
What features Python needs
What Python can learn from other languages
when to reach for 3rd party modules, and when not to
Why Python appeals to "pythonistas"
win32, win32com
Windowing Toolkits
Women in the Community
work on clusters other than EC2
writing multiplatform cpython/jython/ironpython programs
WSGI
WSGI and Pylons (not TG)
WSGI Panel -- pick 5-10 WSGI bits and discuss them
WSGI/Web Frameworks
WXPython
WxPython
wxPython
Zope
Zope / Plone topics missing
Zope 2.9 or Plone 2.5
Zope 3 Architecture; lots of cool things inside not well known
zope object database programming
Zope/Zope3

Accommodations

Where did you stay?

Hotel 60.8% (281)

Other Hotel 19.7% (91)

Hostel 0.4% (2)

With friends 5.6% (27)

Am local resident 11.0% (56)

Other:

hotel was overbooked, I was put in the Sofitel down the road for one night
Double Tree
Double Tree
DoubleTree with Conference Rate
Sofitel

What is your maximum per-person nightly room budget for accommodations?

$75 or less 13.1% (56)

$100 26.8% (115)

$125 25.9% (111)

$150 21.2% (91)

$200 9.8% (42)

More than $200 3.3% (14)

How are you paying for your PyCon trip?

100% self-funded 32.1% (148)

100% employer-funded? 56.2% (259)

Shared expense 11.7% (54)

If shared, how?

$1000 from employer - rest is up to me

50%

50/50

?

Airfare was paid by my employer

company hotel and conf; me all other expenses

company paying conference entry, everything else self-funded

Employer covered tutorials, conference and one night (we're local).
I shared a room for more nights.

Employer gave me the day off, I did the rest.

employer has a fixed budget, I cover costs beyond that

employer paid for conference - I payed for airfare

employer paid for tutorials and conference, i paid for parking

Employer paid hotel, air, and conference fee. I paid for food, other
transportation and any other expenses.

Employer pays registration and tutorials. I pay hotel and flights.

employer up to a certain cost, my expense thereafter

Employer, Self

Financial Aid

Financial Aid from PSF, Employer funding and self funding

financial aid from pycon and me

Funding via PSF

hotel for conference and conference fees my employer paid, Food,
sprint hotel and travel by me

I am paying for sprints hotel stay, employer for main conference +
tutorials

I am self employed and the company paid registration and I used
airline miles and hotel points

I decide how much to submit

I originally wasn't sure if Python would be usable in my work, but
I'm picking it up to do web projects personally - I think I will
put in for some reimbursement though as I got a lot of great ideas
that I can use even if I'm not successful in bringing python to our
systems.

I paid for my food, and for lodging during sprints; registration,
travel, and hotel during conference covered by school/employer

I paid for the conference days, my employer paid for me to attend
the Sprint.

I received Python Software Foundation financial aid this year. woot.

I traveled/roomed with a friend, and PSF paid my registration fees.
THANKS!

I used some of my grant money.

My company paid for my registration

My own reg, some travel covered

part from university, part from pycon

part through financial aid

partly employee funded, part psf grant

PSF paid for registration.

PyCon financial aid

Registration on me, lodging on employer

roommate

set dollar amount provided by employer (most of cost)

Shared with team mates

Someone blogged; I contacted.

split with coworker

split with employer

they payed for flight & conference (i borrowered friends car)

With PSF

If you got a room, are you sharing your room with others?

No 51.8% (231)

Sharing with a friend 27.8% (124)

Sharing with a group of friends 5.6% (25)

N/A 14.8% (66)

Location

PyCon 2009 will be in Chicago again. Where would you like to see PyCon 2010 or a future PyCon? Enter up to 3 cities or regions:

abq
Addison, Texas
albuquerque
Ann Arbor
ann arbor, mi
Any less expensive "hub" city
Any major airport hub.
anywhere else, near an actual urban center, not by the airport
Anywhere in Europe
aspen
ATLANTA
Atlanta
Atlanta
Atlanta
Atlanta
Atlanta
Atlanta
Atlanta
atlanta
atlanta
atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
Austin
Austin
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Baltimore/DC Metro
Baltimore/Washington
Banglore/India/Asia
bay area
bay area
bay area
Bay Area (so I can combine this with business -> company pays flightl)
Bay Area, CA
Berlin
Berlin
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
boston
boston
Boston area
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
Boston, Ma
Boston, Ma
boston, MA
Boston/Cambridge
CA
California
California
California
California
california
california
California/West Coast
Canada
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
chicago
Chicago seemed very expensive.
Chicago still
Chicago!
Chicago, but in or near loop. Rosemont sucks because there is almost no good food or bars nearby
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Cleveland
Cleveland
Cleveland
Cleveland
Cleveland
Cleveland
cleveland
Cleveland!!!
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
Dallas
Dallas
Dallas :)
DC
DC
DC
DC
Denver
Denver
Denver
Denver
Denver
Denver CO USA
Denver or Boulder
Denver, CO
Des Moines, IA
Detroit
East Coast
East Coast
East Coast
East coast
east coast
east coast (midpoint btwn west coast and europe)
east coast, but not Boston
Europe
Europe
Hawaii
Hawaii ( if PSF pays my way? ;) )
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City
Kansas City
Kansas City
Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas!!!!
London
Los Angeles
Madison, WI
Madison, Wisconsin
Mid West
Midwest
Midwest
Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
montréal!
Montreal
Montreal
Montreal (Quebec)
Mountain view, CA
Nashville, TN
New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
New Y ork
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
new york
new york
New York City
New York City
New York City
new york city
new york downtown.
New York, NY
New-York
Niagra Falls, Buffalo
Nice, France
north west
northwest
northwest
NY
NYC
NYC
Omaha, NE
Orlando
Orlando
Orlando
Ottawa
Ottawa
Pacific North-West
pacific northwest
Pacific NW (Seattle, Portland)
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Portland
Portland
Portland
Portland
Portland
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
portland, or
Prague, Czech Republic ;)
Raleigh/Durham, NC
Raliegh, NC
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
san francisco
san francisco
san francisco
san francisco
San Francisco / Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
san francisco bay area
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California
San Fransico
San Fransisco
San Fransisco
San Fransisco
San Jose
San Jose, CA
San Mateo
Santa Fe, NM
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle/Portland
SF
SF Bay Area
SF Bay Area
SF Bay Area
Silicon Valley
silicon valley
small cities. walkable, with real stuff around them.
Somewhere else in Midwest
Somewhere in the Midwest is great
Somewhere outside the US :)
somewhere warm.
Somewhere with more variety of restaurants and entertainment nearby, like Dallas, but not mecessarily dallas.
Southern California
Southern California
Southern California
Southwest
Springfield, Missouri
St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, MO
The west coast - LA, SF
Toronto
Toronto
Toronto
Toronto
Toronto, ON
Vancouver
Vancouver BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vegas - Cheap to fly to from all over
Washington
Washington D. C.
Washington DC
Washington DC
Washington DC
washington dc
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Wasington, D.C.
West Coast
West coast
west coast
West-coast
Whereever I am going to college

Where are you from (City/State/Country)?

Abilene / Kansas / USA
Addison/Texas/USA
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Alexandria, VA
Alexandria/Louisiana/USA
Allen, TX
Ames, IA
Ames, Iowa USA
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam/ /The Netherlands
Ann Arbor MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
ann arbor, mi, usa
ann arbor, mi, usa
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
ann arbor/mi
Ann Arbor/MI/USA
Ann Arbor/MI/USA
Annapolis, MD, USA
Arlington, TX USA
Arlington, VA, USA
Ashburn, VA USA
Athens, GA
Atlanta
Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA, Gwinnett
Aurora IL USA
Austin Texas
Austin TX
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Austin, TX, USA
Austin, TX, USA
Austin, TX, USA
Austin/TX/USA
Australia
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD, USA
Baltimore, MD, USA
Baltimore, MD, USA
Bangkok/Bangkok/Thailand
Barcelona/Catalonia/Europe
Bay Area, CA, USA
Beaumont/California/USA
Beijing
Beijing, PRC
Bellingham, WA, USA
Belmont CA
Berkeley, CA
Berkeley, CA USA
Berkeley, California
Berlin/Berlin/Germany
Berlin/Berlin/Germany
Beverly, Ma, USA
bos
Boston
Boston
Boston MA USA
Boston MA USA
Boston, CT
Boston, MA
boston, ma
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Boston/MA/USA
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Braunschweig, Germany
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Buffalo Grove / Illinois / USA
Burlington Ontario, Canada
Cairo, Egypt
Calgary, AB, Canada
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Calgary/Alberta/Canada
Canton, OH
Carrboro, NC
champaig, IL usa
Champaign, IL
Champiagn, IL, US
Chapel Hill, NC
chapel hill, nc
Chesapeake, VA
Chesapeake, Virginia
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago Area
Chicago IL
Chicago IL
chicago il
Chicago IL USA
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Chicago, Il, USA
Chicago, Il, USA
Chicago/IL/US
Chicago/IL/USA
Chicago/IL/USA
Chicago/IL/USA
Chicago/Illinois/USA
Cieszyn/Poland
Clarkston, WA, USA
Cleveland
Cleveland
Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH USA
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbia, SC, USA
Columbus, Indiana, USA (45 miles SSE of of Indianapolis)
Columbus, OH, USA
Concord/CA/USA
Conway, AR
Corning/NY/USA
corvallis, or
Crystal City, MO 63019
CT, USA
Cupertino, CA
dallas
Dallas, Texas
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX, USA
Dallas,TX
dayton, oh
DC
DC
Denver, CO
Denver, CO, USA
Denver, Colorado, USA
Denver/Colorado/USA
Derry, NH, US
Des Moines/Iowa/USA
Des Plaines, IL USA
Detroit
Downers Grove, IL USA
Durham, NC, US
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
El Cerrito, CA, USA
Elkhart, IN
Elmhurst/IL/USA
Europe
Evanston, IL
evanston, IL
Evanston, IL, USA
Evanston/IL/USA
Fairfax, VA
Farmington Hills / MI / USA
FL
France
France
Ft Wayne, IN
Gainesville, FL
Garland, Texas, USA
Garneill, Montana, USA
Gent/Belgium
Germany
Glenelg/MD/Howard
Goshen/IN/USA
Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Halifax/Nova Scotia/Canada
Halle / Saxony-Anhalt / Germany
Hartford, WI, USA
Hartford/CT/USA
Herndon, VA
Hilo, Hawaii
Honolulu/Hawaii/USA
Houston, TX, USA
Houston/TX/USA
Hyderabad/India
Iceland
Indiana, USA
Indianapolis,IN USA
Indianapolis/Indiana/USA
Ireland
Israel
Israel
Kennett, MO, USA
La Honda, California
LA, CA
Lansing, MI, US
Lansing, MI, USA
lansing, michigan, usa
Larchmont/New York/USA
Las Vegas
Lawrence, KS
Lawrence, KS
Lawrence, KS
Lewiston, Idaho, USA
Lewiston, Idaho, USA
LIMA/PERU
Linköping, Sweden
Little Rock/AR/USA
London, UK
London/England/UK
London/UK
Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles/CA/USA
Los Angeles/CA/USA
Lyon//France
Madison, WI
Madison, WI
Madison, WI, USA
Madison, WI, USA
Madison, WI, USA
Madison, WI, USA
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison/WI/USA
Marshalltown, IA, USA
Maryland
McHenry/IL/USA
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Memphis, TN - USA
Mexico City, Mexico
Michigan
Michigan, US
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin US
Minneapolis
minneapolis, mn
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Moline, IL, US
Montréal/QC/Canada
Montreal
Montreal/QC/Canada
Montreal/Quebec/Canada
Montreal/Quebec/Canada (refer to #13 :) )
Morenci, Arizona, USA
Mount Airy, MD (USA)
Mountain View/CA/ USA
Naperville, IL (30 minutes from Chicago)
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN, USA
Near Philadelphia, PA, USA
new hampshire
New Jersey
New York
New York
New York / NY / USA
New York / NY / USA
New York City
New York City
New York City
New York City, NY
New York City, NY, USA
New York, New York, USA
New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY, USA
New York, USA
Newport News, VA
Norfolk, VA
North Canton/Ohio/US
Northern Ireland (but live in Philadelphia, PA)
Norway
Norway
NY
Oak Park, IL, US
Oakland, CA
Odenton, MD, USA
Ogden, UT
Omaha, NE
Omaha, Ne
orange park/florida/usa
Orem/UT/USA
Originally, Texas. Now San Francisco
Orlando, FL, USA
Oshkosh / WI / USA
Ottawa/ON/Canada
Ottawa/Ontario/Canada
Palatine, IL USA
Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA, US
Paris / France
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena/CA/USA
Peoria, IL USA
Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia/Pennsylvania/USA
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsfield, Il. USA
Pleasant Hill, Illinois, USA
Portland, OR
Portland, OR, US
Portland, OR, USA
Portland/OR/US
Potomac, MD, USA
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Prague, Czech Rep., Europe
Prague//Czech Republic
Puebla/Puebla/México
Raleigh, NC, USA
Redlands, CA; USA
Richmond, VA
Rochester NY USA
Rochester, NY
Rockwall, TX, USA
Royal Oak, MI
Sacramento, CA, USA
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX, US
San Antonio, TX, USA
San Antonio/ Texas/ United States of America
San Bernardino, CA USA
San Diego
San Diego CA USA
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA USA
San Diego, CA, USA
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco / CA / USA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
san francisco, ca, usa
San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA, US
San Jose/CA/USA
Santa Cruz, CA
santa fe / new mexico / usa
Santa Fe, NM
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saratoga Springs, Utah, USA
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA, USA
Seattle/WA/USA
Seattle/Wa/USA
Shrewsbury, PA, USA
Silicon Valley, California
silicon valley/ca/usa
Sleepy Hollow, NY
South Bend/Indiana/US
Springfield, Missouri
State Center, IA USA
Sunnyvale, CA
Sweden
Sydney
Sydney/NSW/Australia
Tampa, FL, USA
Taylor Mill, Ky, USA
Texas
Texas
The UK
TORONTO
Toronto
Toronto Canada
Toronto, Canada
Toronto/ON/Canada
Tromsø/Norway
Tromsø/Norway
Tulsa, OK
UK
UK
United Kingdom
US
Utah
utah
Utica, New York
Vancouver BC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vilnius/Lithuania
Virginia
Vista, CA, USA
Waco, Texas, USA
Walnut Creek/CA/USA
Washington DC
washington dc
washington dc
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
washington, dc
Washington/DC/USA
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Is there a Python user group in your area?

Yes 58.9% (269)

No 15.8% (72)

Not sure 25.4% (116)

If yes, what is the name of your local group?

(Rochester PUG is 2 hours away)
AFPy
afpy
APUG
APUG (Austin PUG)
Austin PUG
Austin Python User Group
Austin Python User's Group
Austin Python User's Group (APUG)
Austin Python Users Group
bay area piggies?
Bay Area Pyggies
Bay Piggies
bay piggies
BayAreaPiggies
BayPIGgies
BayPiggies
Baypiggies
baypiggies
BayPIGies
Berlin User Group
Boston Python User group
cambridge python
Cambridge Python Meet-up
Cambridge Python Meetup
Cambridge Python Meetup Group
Chicago
Chicago Pyhon Users Group
Chicago Python Users Group (ChiPy)
chicago python users' group
Chips
ChiPy
Chipy
chiPy
chipy
ClePy
Clepy
Dallas and Fort Worth Groups
DC ZPug
dczpug and baconpig
DFW Python
DFW Pythoneers
DFW Pythoneers (dfwpython.org)
dfwpython
dfwpython.org
dfwpythonusers
django-cat
Don't currently attend
Don't remember
Dutch python users group
Front Range Pythoneers
GruPy-SP
Honolulu Coders
Houston PUG
Houston Python Meetup Group
montrealpython.org
IndyPy
LCSC Computer Science Club
Lewis Clark State College Computer Science Club. (although we're not strictly python due to the small town we're based in)
London Python Users Group
maybe Orlando (50 miles away)
MichiPUG
Michipug
michipug
MichPUG
mipug
Montréal-Python
Montreal Python
MontrealPython
montrealpython
MPUG
New York Python Meetup Group
Northern VA Python Meetup
NYC Python
NYC Python Users Group
NYC Python; NYLUG Python Workshop
NYPUG
Omaha Python Users Group
OPy - Oklahoma Python User Group
Ottawa Python Author's Group
PDXPUG
Portland Python User Group
portland python users group
Portland Pythoneers
py.cz
PyAr
PyAR2
PyAR2 ("Pi R Squared")
PyATL
PyAtl
PYATL???
PYDEV
PyGTA
Pykonik (pykonik.org)
Python Argentina
Python Ireland
Python Meetup
python uk
PythonMexico
PyWM
Rochester Python Programmers
SeaPIG
SeaPig
SeaPy
Seattle Python Interest Group
SLUG
SoCal Piggies
Socal Piggies
socal-piggies
St. Louis Python Users Group seems to be defunct
SyPy
There was a DC Zope/Python group. Not sure if it's still active.
TriZPUG
trizpug
Utah Python User Group
Utah Python Users Group
UtahPython
utahpython
utahpython.org
VanPyZ
Winnipeg Python Users Group aka WinniPUG.ca
Zope/Python Users Group of DC (ZPUGDC)
zpug dc
ZPUG-DC
ZPUG-DC (also, forming BACON-PIG in MD)
ZPUGDC
zpugdc

If you do attend a user group, estimate your monthly user group attendance:

0
0.5
1
1 or 2 per year
10
10 - 15
10 to 15
10-15
10-15 per meeting
10-20
10-30
10/12
12
14
15
15-20
18
20
20-30 people
22
24
25
3 times per month
3-4x per year
30
30-60
33
35
3x year
4
4 hours
4 or so
4-6
40
40%
5 TIMES PER MONTHS
5-10
5-8
50
50-100
50-100 depending on the speaker
50?
6
6-8 every two weeks
60; varies from 30 to 200
8
8 to 10
8-10
8-12
9
< 1/mo
<10
>100
Almost never. Commuting from Berkeley to Google on a Thursday at rush hour is AWFUL.
approximately 100
don't attend
every month (there's 1 meeting/month)
every once in a while
going for my first one next week!
have not attended
Haven't attended yet
Haven't attended yet, but I hope to soon.
i don't attend often, but 20-25 showed last time i went
I make it to roughly 50% of the meetings
I rarely attend
low
Monthly meetings.
N/A
n/a
next to nothing
No
nope
Not yet attended
Once every couple of months -- meetings are monthly, and I make some of them.
twice a year
Uncertain (have only attended the March meeting at PyCon)
unknown
varies
was 10, dropped dead a few months ago
we have 7-10 people at a meeting.
~35
~50

Tutorials

Would you be interested in attending half-day (3-hour) tutorials next year?

Yes 65.8% (290)

No 34.2% (151)

If yes, please list 3 tutorial subjects you would like to attend.

1/3 django & 1/3 turbogears & 1/3 everybody else: help me make an informed choice
2D/3D frameworks
a data structures course, for those transitioning from newb to intermediate/advanced (using trees, recursion, hash tables etc)
Abstract Base Classes
administration, setting up test / production environments, deployment walkthrough
adv python
advanced
advanced anything, really
advanced concurrency or optimization
Advanced Django
Advanced Django
Advanced Django
Advanced Django
Advanced django
advanced django
advanced django
advanced django (cookbook style)
Advanced iterators / generators
advanced Mako
Advanced Matplotlib
Advanced OO
Advanced plotting with matplotlib or chaco
Advanced Programming Techniques
Advanced PyDoc and alternatives (e.g. ePyDoc)
Advanced Pylons
Advanced Pylons
advanced pylons
Advanced PyOpenGL
Advanced Python
advanced python - web applications
Advanced python idioms
Advanced Python Iterator / Container Techniques
Advanced Python Programming
Advanced Python syntax usage (Decorators, Context Managers)
Advanced Python techniques
advanced python techniques
advanced python topics
advanced SQLAlchemy
Advanced Techinques
Advanced Techniques
Advanced techniques, esp metaclasses (although Secrets of the Framework Creators was great)
advanced testing
advanced tutorials in web programming/databases
Advanced uses of Jython
Advanced webpy programming by Aaron Swartz or similar person
Agile programming
AJAX and [one of the Python web frameworks]
AJAX, comet, etc.
An In-Depth Architectural Review of the OLPC/XO
any kind of advanced Python techniques
anything
Anything database related.
Anything Django
Anything Django related.
Anything from Beezley
anything from David Beazley again
Anything new and bleeding edge !
anything on Django
anything with graphics and sound, event-based
anything with math and python
application deployment
Ask Mark Hammond to do a pyxpcom tutorial
Async Programming
asynchronous/twisted programming
automated & white box qa
Automated Testing
automatic program translators
automating sysadmin tasks as much as possible
Becoming a Python Dev: Tools, Techniques and Tips
beginner database
Beginner Topics
best practices and why Python is a popular language
best practices for ... (parsing/pluggable webapp/RPC based app/GUI app)
Best practices in Python developement
Best Practices/Design Patterns
biopython
Boost.Python
build a simple web app with multiple web frameworks
Building a WordPress clone with Django
Building Command Line Tools in Python
building GUI apps
Building Plugins (Eggs)
Building/hacking/fixing/debugging the IronPython codebase
buildout
C programming and Python
CherryPy Advanced
Cherrypy/WSGI
client side development
Client side web UI (Dojo etc...)
Cocoa application programming with Python
code lab
Code quality
Code testing
coding specifics
collections
Comet
comet
Common Best Practices/Patterns in developement
community code review of some voted for open source project . a best practised should be educational and do some good
compare compiler development techniques
Compilers
Concurrency
concurrency
Concurrency in action
Concurrency Survey
Concurrent programming with jython
Consuming and Parsing Web Pages
Contributing to the python language
contributing to ubuntu with python
Core Python Development
CPython Source Code
cross-platform development
ctypes
cython
Dabo
DATA MODELING
Data processing
data processing
data visualization
Database access
Databases and Python
DBA pet hates with web apps and how to write DBA-friendly apps
dealing with large datasets
Debugging Python, with *real* Examples, NOT a topic survey!
Debugging/profiling python
decimal
decorators
Deploying python web applications
Deployment management: from developer to sysadmin
Design pattern
Design Patterns (e.g., OOP, functional programming)
designing web applications to handle high loads
Desktop Application Development - GUI
Desktop applications (wxPython? pyQt? Dabo?)
Detailed Examination of Performance Testing in Python
Developing GUI Apps in Python
developing on core
developing tools (e.g. for engineers, finance, office) quickly
developing web servers
Digital asset management tools using FUSE-python and databases
Distributed and/or concurrent programming (and/or Stackless stuff)
Distribution of python libraries
DJango
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
Django
django
django
django
django
django
django
django
django
django
Django (non-code review)
Django + AJAX
django anything
Django business apps
Django Code Lab
Django Development
Django Framework
Django intermediate
Doing something *practical* with pypy or stackless
Dynamic web development: AJAX and comet
Effective PyObjC
eggs
Eggs/SetupTools/DistUtils (I missed the eggs tutorial)
elixir
envisage
Event driven design
Exploring the Python universe: frameworks, etc.
extension modules (using ctypes and a C module)
extra-advanced Pylons, with audience-requested topics sent in advance
facebook application development
Fast Python: tips, tricks, tools, and techniques for speeding up your code
full text search in python
Functional programming in Python (or different programming paradigms most Pythonistas are unlikely to play with much)
Functional Testing Tools
Fundamentals of Python Testing
game programming
game programming
Game/Entertainment/Media/Audio Manipulation
gaming & media related (pyglet) maybe on using python together with current gaming engines
GASP
General Python
general python tips and tricks
Generators
generators
generators/iterators
Getting the most out of WSGI
GIS
GIS and Python
good patterns vs. bad patterns for web development
graphics frameworks
graphics with Python
Grok
grokking pypy
Gui Applications in Python (one or two popular designs)
GUI building
GUI Development
GUI development
GUI Toolkits
GUI/UI Application Building
Hacking PyPy
Hands on Pair Programming
hardware interfacing
haufe.eggserver
High Performance Python
High-performance interactive scientific visualization
highly distributed web apps with python
How to (hack|contribute to) Python source
How to build RESTful web services
how to create testing and/or organize code for testing in complex software
How to find and use documentation and libraries
How to integrate Python with C# and Java
how to slim down your python code - reduce its memory footprint / processing time
how to test
How to use the testing tools in Python.
How to write C extensions
implementing algorithms in python
interactive web, ajax, silverlight...
intermediate and advanced programming
Intermediate Programmer Topics
Intermediate Programming - "Python 201"
Intermediate to Advanced Twisted
Intermediate/advanced Twisted
Intro to Zope/Plone
Introduction to DoJo
Introduction to SQLAlchemy
Introduction to Unit Testing in Python
Iron Python
Iron Python
IronPython
IronPython
IronPython
IronPython
IronPython
Ironpython
IronPython / .NET
iterators, generators, list comprehensions, and first order functions
Jonathan Hartley's real-world test-driven development talk expanded
Jython
Jython
Learning WSGI and best practices
Machine learning with Python
magic corners of python (magic methods, metaclasses)
Making Products for Plone
making use of pypy
managing actual projects in an enterprise
Marketing your Open Source Python Application
matplotlib
matplotlib
matplotlib
Meta classes
Metaclass Tricks and Hacks
metaprogramming
more
More Django
more Django and web topics
More in depth python aspects for novices - GIL, Generators, etc.
more OLPC (networking, graphics, etc)
most of the tutorials this year looked interesting, but they're way too expensive for me to attend.
MPI
Multimedia with Python
multiplatform Python development (jython/ironpython/pypy &c)
Music applications
Network modeling with python
Network Programming and Python
network programming in python (pycurl / libpcap)
Networking
New style objects
non-web-centric integrated testing (nose, figleaf, py.test, gui testing, etc.)
nose testing
NumPy
NumPy
Numpy
numPy
numpy
NumPy / SciPy
numpy/scipy
NumPy/SciPy Advanced
Numpy/Scipy/Matplotlib
object orientation for the procedurally oriented
Object Relational Mappers
OLPC
OLPC
OLPC
olpc / xo development
OLPC something
OOP 101 in Python (like this year's talk on CS1 Python)
optimization
Optimizing Python Code
OPTIMIZING STRUCTURES
Options for generating standalone executables and installers for Python apps
OptParse, Subprocess
Orbited
Orbited
orbited
ORM
ORM Systems
ORM Systems
ORMs
OS deployment
P3K
Packaging and Deployment of Your Python Application
packaging python
Packaging Python Applications
Packaging Python Apps
Packaging python apps composed of MANY libraries
Parallel and Distributed Programming
Parallel/Distributed Programming
Parsers & Text Processing
Patterns (OO, Functional, etc...)
performance engineering with python
Plone
plone3
Plotting with matplotlib and pylab
PLPython (Postgres Python procedural language)
Portability patterns (for Linux/Unix/Microsoft-OSes/ Apple-OSes)
porting to py3k
practical concurrency approaches
Practical Guide to Python 3000 Migration
Practical uses for PyPY (perhap for embedded application?)
Preparing lesson plans for OLPC games/apps
Production Monitoring
Py3k
py3k
PyDev
PyGame
Pygame
Pygame
PyGame/Pyglet
Pygames
PyGlet
Pyglet
Pyglet
Pyglet
pyglet
Pyglet or PyGame
Pyke
Pylons
Pylons
Pylons
Pylons
Pylons
Pylons
Pylons
pylons
pylons
Pylons/TurboGears2
PyMPI or MPI4PY (whichever one is leading the way)
PyObjC
pyobjc
pyopengl
PyPy
pypy
pyqt
Pyrex
Pyro (Python Robotics Toolkit)
PyS60 related
Python & XPCOM
Python - beyond the basics
Python - good coding practices
Python 101
Python 101 (maybe I won't need it by then though :)
Python 102
Python 102 / 201 type
Python 2.6 / 3k
Python 3
Python 3.0 for Python 2.* experts: porting and greenfield dev't
Python 3.0!
Python 3000
Python 3000
Python 3k
python 3k
Python and GIS
Python and GUIs (pygtk, wxwidgets, qt, etc)
Python and Window
Python Best Practices/Tips and tricks from experts
Python client-side graphics widgets and packages
Python Cookbook Master Chefs
Python Core internals
Python data driven webprocessing
python decorators
Python for domain-specific languages
python for embedded systems
Python for financial analysis
python for kids -- next year my kids will be 10
Python for Programmers
Python for the System Administrator
Python Http models pros/cons(modpy, wsgi, etc.)
python in Plone
Python in system administration
python in the browser (silverlight, jython, mozilla 2)
Python in the cloud: developing & deploying Python on SaaS
python in Zope
Python Internals
Python internals
Python internals
python internals
python internals
Python internals - how it's put together
Python master class
Python Objects under the hood
python optimization
python performance
python performance
Python programming Technique
Python tools (using various libraries, and complete packages)
Python tricks of the trade
python VS other languages - what is done how elwhere - closures, macros and how do these translate to python
Python webapp deployment
python wrappers for C++, C
Python-driven PDF generation
PyWin32 in relation to MS Office
PyXPCOM
PyXPCOM
PyXPCOM
Quick one-off web applications
R (statistics package)
refactoring with python
regular expression in action
Rest
REST web services
rich client application development
Rpy idioms, tricks, hacks, ...
Running Django sites (admin / debug) perspective
SA Advanced
Scientific applications
Scientific Computing
Scientific Computing
scientific distributed computing
SciPy
Scipy, Numpy, Enthought Tool Suite
Scraping web content
screen scraping
screen scraping
See talk suggestions. Drop the cost though, have me get my own lunch, etc.
Selling Python to upper management instead of solution 'x'
setting up buildbot
setuptools & other packaging tools
slqalchemy
SMOOTH PERFORMANCE OF SYSTEMS
software quality ones (automated testing & deployment) - advanced techniques!
Software testing
sql / database access
SQL Alchemy
SQL Alchemy
SQL Alchemy
SQL Alchemy
SQL Alchemy
sql alchemy
SQL Alchemy Advanced
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy
SQLAlchemy
sqlAlchemy
sqlalchemy
sqlalchemy
SqlAlchemy - Secrets of the Masters
Stackless
Stackless
stackless
Stackless Python
Stackless Python
stackless python
Stackless!!!
Starting out with Objects
Static analysis tools
Steps to write a good Python prgm -- and Why
survey of avialable AI techniques and libraries
survey of best non-XML parsing libraries
SWIG
SWIG and ctypes
SWIG master class
swig wrapping
sysadmin
system administration tasks and tools
systems administration
Systems Administration Techniques
taking advantage of multiple cpus or multiple nodes of a cluster
Teaching Python
Ten "batteries" and why they are great.
Test Code Coverage Metrics
test frameworks of Python FOR non Python code
test-driven development
testdriven development in apps using databases
Testing
testing
testing
testing (simular what you had this year)
Testing / Test Driven Development
Testing Ajax web applications.
testing frameworks
Testing systems.
Testing with WSGI_Intercept, Twill, etc
Testing, TDD
Testing/Unit Testing
text parsing (i.e. the re module)
text parsing in python
TinyERP
too early to say
tools & techniques for testing & code coverage
Trac
Traits, Chaco or Enthought Tool Suite
Turbo Gears
Turbo Gears
TurboGears
TurboGears
Turbogears
Turbogears
turbogears / django
Turbogears or other web framework
TurboGears2
turbogears?
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
Twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
twisted
Twisted (advanced, hands-on workshop)
Twisted Web programming
Twisted, if not too basic
UI Development
under-the-hoods on popular frameworks/libraries
Unit Testing
Unit testing
Unit testing crash course
Using authkit with pylons
Using Dbsprockets with pylons
using iterators
Using OpenGL from Python
Using Python in elementary and Jr. High schools (both in curriculum and extra curricular)
using python with Windows
Using Stackless
Using the C API to access some library (as a case study)
Using Twisted
Using WSGI
war stories/case studies
WEB
Web Basics
Web Development
Web Development (with UI components, Silverlight, Flash, etc.)
Web Frameworks
Web frameworks
web frameworks
web frameworks (django, turbogears, pylons)
Web Frameworks/Innovations
Web Scraping
web scraping
WEBWEB
WEBWEBWEB
What ever David Beazley feels like. ;) | real-world state machine programming | using python AST module to do interesting things | etc.
win32 management
WingIDE
Would consider whatever appears
writing a daemon
Writing a python interpreter - a starting peek under the hood (what is involved in making something like IronPython or Pypy?)
Writing C extensions
writing containers for python (e.g. "how can I extend Python collections with a skiplist, or an RB-tree?")
Writing extensions for Python
WSGI
WSGI
WSGI
WSGI
wsgi
wsgi
WSGI: when to make middleware, making consumable WSGI apps/middleware
wxPython
wxPython
WxPython GUI development
wxPython layout techniques
XML
XML handling
XML Processing
XML/APIs/ReST
zope
Zope 3
Zope Development
Zope/Grok

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