PyCon 2009 – The State of Python (Friday Talk)

Steve Holden gave a talk on where Python is at Friday afternoon. For those not in the know, Holden is the current chairman of the Python Software Foundation (PSF). His first topic was about the PSF and how few member it had as well as how they were planning to add additional members at this PyCon. Holden spoke on who the Python community is, what noobs think of Python when they first start using it, Python conferences, development, PSF grants, the Python website and more.

I thought his ideas for website changes would probably be good since the site has maintained its look since April 2006. I also enjoyed his thoughts on Python Core development and how to make it easier to contribute. Holden gave some good information about what the PSF was up to that I had been previously unaware of. Since his talk was 45 minutes and he covered so many different topics, I don’t want to spend my time rewriting what he spoke. I thought it was a good speech and you should check it out when it gets posted.

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