PyCon 2011: Aggregator and Startup Stories

PyCon USA 2011 is less than a month away! This year, they are promoting the use of Convore as a PyCon aggregator of sorts. I guess that means that the cool DjangoDose from last year is dead now. Anyway, Convore is similar to Twitter, but it has the concepts of Topics, so it’s a little more organized. I suppose I would describe it as a mix of Twitter and IRC. They currently have three topics: whether or not to use the service, volunteering for PyCon and a Scotch BoF.

Jesse Noller has announced “Startup Stories“. Startups are the theme of this PyCon and as I understand it, they will be the focus of the plenaries. So in addition to the “Fireside Chat” with Guido and the Hilary Mason talk, we will get to hear about Dropbox, Disqus and Threadless. I use two out of three of those, so I’m excited.

There’s still time to sign up and come to PyCon. Don’t wait until it’s too late!