We had an amazing time at PyCon this year. We saw a number of fantastic talks, but our personal favorites included:
- Handling ridiculous amounts of data with probabilistic data structures, Titus Brown As genome data is collected at a rate far exceeding Moore’s law, how, with fixed resources, can we scale our ability to do analysis?
- Python-Aware Python, Ned Batchelder An extremely useful demonstration of “introspective” techniques that use Python code to analyze Python programs in order to create developer tools such as code tracers and debuggers.
- Using Python 3 to Build a Cloud Computing Service for my Superboard II, Dave Beazley Lugging an OSI Superboard II to the podium and explaining, “The really clear answer…is that it needs to go TO THE CLOUD,” Dave created quite a stir.
When not taking in the talks, we were in the exhibit hall catching up with everyone and recruiting for several of our open positions. There, we held two giveaways. We’re now happy to announce the winners:
Registration for an Enthought Open Course
Winner: John Lien
Basic subscription to the Enthought Python Distribution
Winners: Ian Ennis, Gary Ditlow, Piotr Zolnierczuk, and Mike Mller
Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to the PyCon organizers, speakers, and the many folks who stopped by to chat. We can’t wait for next year!