Friday, August 24, 2012

PyCon 2013 Posts I want to see

PyCon 2013 will be my third PyCon, and I'm walking into it with a better idea what I'm hoping for than my first two. Here is my shortlist for talk hopes.

  • Python inside Government
    Are any federal, state, or local governments using Python internally? In any important or large ways? Maybe at the national archives or the library of congress? I want to know about these things! Does the IRS crunch my taxes with Python?

  • Python and Big Data
    Working with large datasets fascinates me, probably because I don't get the opportunity to do so. I'd love to see where Python is being used to crunch big datasets. I wonder if gets used in any pipelines in processing results from CERN? Or maybe diagnosing medical tests?
  • Python close to the wire, embedded or working with wire protocols
    Using Python in mobile devices, embedded devices, or implementing binary protocols on the wire that need to work fast and with low latency? These are things people often don't think Python does well, so prove them wrong.
  • Python in movies
    Pixar, Disney, I know you guys are out there! Is python used in stages of the pipeline to make all those 3D movies I take my kids to see?
  • Community-centric talks, please!
    These are personally interesting to me, because I want to build community. I want to learn from more people who are great at it.
If you can give any of these talks, or any talk at all, submit your proposal for PyCon 2013!

1 comment:

pyDanny said...

Unfortunately, you won't see Disney or Pixar developers speaking at conferences. Because of creative controls Disney puts on it's staff so they don't blow open the plots of movies that pay for a thousand people at a time, they heavily restrict their speaking engagements.

This also might be the case for Dreamworks and various American effect companies, but I'm not certain. From my experiences at PyCon New Zealand, I do believe WETA digital gives it's developers a lot of freedom.

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