This year I had the awesome opportunity of attending PyCon and getting to speak. A video of my talk is below:
At this point I’m kicking myself for a lot of things I forgot to mention or could have mentioned or better answered the questions I received, but I suppose hindsight is always 20/20. I also measure the success of a talk based on how many laughs are generated, so I also felt there were many missed opportunities for jokes, but oh well. Clearly I can work on becoming a better speaker, so hopefully I can get more talks accepted in the future.
Afterward, my company hosted a social which the blimp made an appearance at. We eventually reached the point where we needed to deflate the blimp, and naturally, everyone just started inhaling helium from the bag:
Some more pictures from this year’s conference are below. Most of them are mine, but some of them came from others through Flickr:
My Favorite Talks
So far I haven’t actually been able to view all of the talks at PyCon, so my current list might be inaccurate. However, from what I have seen, here were my favorite talks:
- Localization Revisited by Ruchi Varshney
- All Your Ducks In A Row: Data Structures in the Std Lib and Beyond by Brandon Rhodes
- Advanced methods for creating decorators by Graham Dumpleton
I’ll try and update these after I finished watching all of the videos.