Last year, it was popular for bloggers to write about the five talks that they most wanted to see at PyCon. I don’t know if I’ll be going to PyCon this year, but if I did, these are my picks in no particular order.
- Everything You Wanted To Know About Pickling, But Were Afraid To Ask! by Richard Saunders. This not only sounds interesting, but it’ll be fun to see people’s faces when I say I went to a pickling talk.
- Python and Robots: Teaching Programming in High School by Vern Ceder. I have read Ceder’s name in multiple places and I hear he teaches Python and he’s written a book on the subject too. Besides, robots are cool and getting kids interested in programming is neat!
- Using Python 3 to Build a Cloud Computing Service for my Superboard II by David Beazley. I’ve been following Beazley’s blog off and on lately and it’s always interesting, even if I don’t always understand what he’s doing. He also teaches Python classes from time to time, so I expect this talk to be well put together.
- Hidden Treasures in the Standard Library by Doug Hellman. I don’t remember if I’ve ever been to one of Hellman’s talks, but I enjoy his blog quite a bit.
Of course, there are more than 5 that I want to see and I’m sure that there will be plenty of them that happen at the same time, so I won’t get to see them all anyway. Alex Gaynor has a couple talks that I’d like to see and Martelli is giving another cerebral presentation. Wesley Chun has a couple talks too. I don’t see anything by Jeff Rush, which is a shame. I’ve enjoyed him in the past. Anyway, what are the talks that you want to see? Let me know in the comments!