Monday, August 11, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Georg Brandl and Brett Cannon to Receive PSF Community Awards

At the July Board meeting of the PSF Board of Directors, PSF Community Awards were awarded to Georg Brandl and Brett Cannon.

Georg has been an enthusiastic contributor to the core for several years, and a while ago stunned the Python development world by building the Sphinx documentation system as an alternative to the LaTeX-based system we had been using previously, and converting the Python documentation to use it.

Brett has also been an active core developer for many years, but was nominated for his infrastructure work in migrating the Python bug-tracking system off of SourceForge to our own Roundup instance, and for his efforts keeping the Python developer introduction updated.

Georg and Brett richly deserve recognition for their contributions. Congratulations to Brett and Georg, and thanks for all your hard work!

For more information, please see the PSF Community Awards page on python.org.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

PyCon UK Registration Open

PyCon UK takes place in Birmingham UK from 12th to 14th September 2008. A full programme includes a day of tutorials; bookings are being taken at http://www.pyconuk.org/booking.html. The early bird rate has been extended to 11th August.

There will be plenary talks by Mark Shuttleworth, Ted Leung and Raymond Hettinger.

You can see a list of already accepted talks at http://pyconuk.org/talk_abstracts.html and a schedule for the tutorial day is at http://pyconuk.org/timetable.html