Thursday, October 30, 2008

OSDC 2008 pre-conference activities

I notice that the OSDC conference days have dropped from the 1st - 5th
to the 2nd to the 5th as the conference schedule has been firming up.
I find myself now with a free day on the 1st. I wonder if there are
any Pythonistas in Sydney who would care to catch up on that day for a
discussion group, BoF sessions or anything else? Looking at the
program, it seems to have fewer of such events than past conferences.
There are some available slots for these sessions, but if anyone wants
to get together for some more in-depth discussions, I'd be up for it.

I'd be very interesting in informal sessions on the following topics:
* Open source in government
* Weather forecasting
* AJAX development
* Artificial intelligence
* Advanced Python skills
* Open Source & Project Management

I have also posted this message to various Australian Python mailing lists. So far there are two takers for some activities on the Monday. If interested parties can email me, I will see if there are enough takers to organise some small-group discussions on topics of interest. So far the takers are 1 for Open Source in Government and another for AI.

Regards,
-Tennessee Leeuwenburg