PyCon DC 2004

Showing off new software, planning for the future and running sprints in DC.

Pythoninfo Wiki

PyConDC2004 Aftermath

SubEthaEdit Session Notes

PyCon DC 2004 Home Page

Python Home Page

Python Software Foundation

What's New in Python 2.4

Python 2.4 Release Schedule

Bruce Eckel's Weblog (the four entries for March 2004 are relevant to his keynote address)

Electronic Frontier Foundation: a watchdog group for civil liberties in cyberspace (non-Python)

PyCon DC 2003

Import This: the Tenth International Python Conference

It Fits Your Brain: the Ninth Annual International Python Conference

Chandler: a personal information manager (PIM). a Twisted-powered commercial Web mail site, whose software is available open source at

Fuse: a Python replacement for SubEthaEdit (developers' mailing list).

Guido van Robot: a small programming language for teaching basic programming concepts. GvR was written by high school students. Not to be confused with Guido van Rossum (also GvR), the inventor of Python.

MoinMoin: a wiki wiki engine.

Nevow: a web application framework, successor to Twisted Woven.

Plone: a content management system (CMS) for Zope.

Python: the last programming language you'll have to learn.

Twisted: an asynchronous framework for all types of Internet applications.

Zope: a Web application universe, the Emacs of Web applications.

Upcoming Python Conferences

Python UK (April 16-17; Oxford, England)

EuroPython (June 7-9; Göteborg, Sweden)

OSCON (July 26-30; Portland, Oregon, USA)

Northwest Python Sprint (date TBD; Seattle, Washington, USA)

Mike has been a Python enthusiast since the mid 1990s. He worked for SSC from 1998 to 2003 doing Web application development and sysadmin stuff. Now he's working for a medical e-commerce site. He firmly believes the third article of the Zen of Python: "Simple is better than complex".



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LeoN a pure Python SubEthaEdit clone

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There is a previous pure python SubEthaEdit clone that has an full featured alpha release

Re: PyCon DC 2004

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Since Mike didn't mention it, I'll point out -- the VoIP software that Anthony Baxter presented is called Shtoom, and it's hosted at Divmod:

-- Christopher Armstrong

Re: PyCon DC 2004

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I've read half a dozen writeups on PyCon 2004. Mike's is the clear
winner among them all. Thanks! I really feel like I've gotten some of the essence of an interesting event.

About Fuse

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There is a previous pure python SubEthaEdit clone that has an full featured alpha release