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GothPyCon 2010

Welcome to the first ever GothPyCon! This is a local conference for those on the west coast of Sweden conference who are interested in the Python programming language. We're very open minded, so feel free to come by if you live anywhere in Sweden, Norway, Denmark ... or Australia for that matter.

The conference will be on Saturday 29 May in Göteborg from 9.00 to 17.00. We're still searching for a venue, so keep your eye on http://www.meetup.com/GothPy/ for updates when we find one. Afterwards we'll head to a nearby bar or restaurant and talk more about what's going on with Python and programming in general.

If you're planning to come, please sign up to the meeting on the GothPy page so we can plan for meals and other arrangements. The invitation code for the meetup group is "significant_whitespace".

The conference will have a single track with presentations (20-45 minutes each) and 5 minute lightning talks, followed by breakout groups in the afternoon.

Presentations are meant to be informative and hopefully enlightening to the rest of the audience, which will tend to be practitioner oriented and with a range of expertise. Lighting talks are where you inspire people with your project, or let them know about something else that's cool in Python and other software. The breakout groups are meant to give people hands-on experience, for example a code kata, trying out IronPython, or helping others learn PyQt.

Interested in giving a presentation? Send your proposal (max 3 paragraphs) as a plain text email to gothpycon@dalkescientific.com. We'll select the presentations by 15 May and let you know if yours has been chosen.

Interested in giving a lightning talk? Sign up at the conference.

Want to organize a breakout group? Plan for a 1-2 hour session and let us know at gothpycon@dalkescientific.com what you want to do so we can help make it happen.

There will be a nominal fee of about 150 Swedish kronor to cover the room hire, lunch, and coffee/fika. We'll let you know once we figure out the cost, and you can pay at the door when you come. Any left-over funds will go to cover fika for the GothPy monthly meetings. If you or your company would like to sponsor the conference, and possibly cover some of these costs, let us know!

All announcements will be posted to the GothPy Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/GothPy/ so signup there if you want to receive them.

If you have any questions, comments, or sponsorship offers, email them to us at gothpycon@dalkescientific.com.

Your organizers, Emily Bache and Andrew Dalke

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