Thursday, June 30

Europython 2005 report

Europython 2005 is now officially over.

I did a talk on Monday that covered gtktest, a small collection of helpers to make unit-testing pyGTK applications easy. Check out the slides (PDF).

I also delivered a lightning talk on darcs, which is a very well-designed revision control system. Slides (PDF) are available. I use darcs for managing gtktest code, and it has been great so far, much more pleasant to use that Arch and much more powerful than Subversion which I use at work.

I have compiled a list of talks that I attended. You can find a description of each talk on the Europython website, but I was too lazy to add direct hyperlinks on each and every talk. I did include links to day timetables, where you can find complete lists of talks (with hyperlinks to descriptions and slides).

Monday (schedule)

  • The art of giving a talk (Hellwig)
  • Architecture of a large Zope 3 system (Alexander)
  • A Python Framework for Rapid Application Development (Goodwin, Wrigley)
  • Document Library (Blake)
  • AlphaFlow (Theune)
  • MayaVi2 (Ramachandran)
  • The world according to Leo (Ream)
  • Teaching computational engineering (Fangohr)
  • Enabling bare Python as universal connector for ad-hoc networks (de Ridder)
  • Pulling Java Lucene into Python: PyLucene (Vajda)

Tuesday (schedule)

  • Kamaelia (Sparks, Lord)
  • Complex security with Zope 3 and an RDB (Alexander)
  • Twisted news (Virtanen)
  • PyPy as a compiler (Bolz, Krekel, Tismer, Rigo)
  • Recoverable Exceptions In Python (Hudson)
  • Greenlets: coroutines aren't stranger than generators (Rigo)
  • Where metaclasses surpass decorators (de Ridder)
  • Solving puzzles with Python (Niemeyer)

Wednesday (schedule)

  • Stupidity and laser cat toys: Indexing the US Patent Database with Xapian and Twisted (Salib)
  • The Python revolution in the publishing industry (Masini)
  • ItsATree - creating a multimedia editor (Gietz)
  • Web Application Testing with Selenium (Roeder, Roeder)
  • WYSIWYG interface design with CPSSkins and CPSPortlets (Orliaguet, Anguenot)
  • The Personal Internet Endpoint: Using Python and Twisted to write Reliable Peer-To-Peer Programs (Salib)
  • Lots of Python lightning talks (I did one too)

I will cover the talks that I liked best later.


Reinout van Rees said...

I talked to you at the SGS drink on wednesday. Yep, I'm reading your orange-colored blog through bloglines, as I suspected :-)

Posting some comments from the talks would be great, as there is very little overlap between the talks we attended. If you want summaries of the rest, you can look at the summaries I made. Please post yours!


Gintautas Miliauskas said...

Yeah, I had already found out that my weblog was in your blogroll (gee, someone's reading it, that's cool!) I will post some more comments as soon as I find some free time (and inspiration). Your summaries are quite nice by the way, thanks for taking the time to write them.

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