Monday 27 September 2010

PyCon India 2010 Experience


PyCon India this year was held at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore this year on 25th and 26th of Sept. PyCon India 2010 is the primary Python conference in India. A purely volunteer effort, it is being hosted for the second time in India, and has attracted some of the best Python developers in India and abroad.

This year, I had a chance to speak on "Building Scalable Apps Using Google App Engine". It was an intermediate level talk for 45 minutes. The presentation slides are available at http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/5-building-scalable-apps-using-google-app-engine

All the presentation slides and other details are available on PyCon India site at http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks. Videos for all the talks shall be made available on YouTube soon, possibly by this week. But could take more time as well. Below are a couple of talks which were quite impressive and should be useful to the developer community are : -
  1. Introduction to Image processing in Python, Anil C R - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/33
  2. Python + Wii = Intutive Control, Asim Mittal - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/22
  3. Text Parsing in Python, Gayatri Nittala, Madhubala Vasireddy - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/57
  4. Rapid 3D game development in Blender, Arun Ravindran - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/37
  5. Into 3D with VPython, Deepak Mishra - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/81
  6. Agent Based User Simulation and Load Testing, Om Narayan - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/41
  7. Internet Protocols in the Python Standard Library, Senthil Kumaran - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/14
  8. Building Scalable Apps using Google App Engine, Pranav Prakash - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/5
  9. Python Object Model and Introduction to meta programming, Sambasiva S - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/13
  10. Test Driven Development, Gayatri Nittala, Madhubala Vasireddy - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/58
  11. Python on Mobile Phones, N.Seshadri - http://in.pycon.org/2010/talks/34
I personally could not attend all the talks mentioned above, as some were conflicting with others, but I am looking forward to watching their YouTube developer videos. I will be updating you all when the videos are available.

Also, I had a chance to meet a lot of exiting and energrtic particles - Noufal Ibrahim, Anand Pillai, Abhishek Mishra (@ideamonk) and many more.

I am already looking forward for PyCon India 2011.

And yeah, the food was simply awesome. I really liked it :-)

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