Friday, April 29, 2011

Keynote speaker: Armin Ronacher

We are very proud to announce that Armin Ronacher will be the keynote presenter at PyGrunn! Armin is a well known and respected Python developer with an impressive trackrecord. His open source projects include:

Pygments — syntax highlighter written in Python. 2005-
Jinja — template engine for Python. 2006-
Sphinx — a Python documentation tool. 2007-
Werkzeug — WSGI utility library for Python. 2007- *
Babel — collection of tools for internationalizing Python applications. 2008- *
Flask — a microframework for Python based on good intentions. 2010- *
Zine — a blog software written in Python. 2007- *
MoinMoin — wiki engine written in Python. 2008 †

See Armin's website for a complete list. We are honoured that Armin is going to share some of his valuable insights in Python and web development with us!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tickets on sale!

Ticketsale has started! Please go to the 'ticket tab' and order while they're still available.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Accepted talk: Duco Dokter - NLTK: natural language processing with Python

Another trick up Python's sleeve is natural language processing. Duco Dokter is going to show us why this is exciting (it is!). Summary of this interesting presentation:

"The Natural Language ToolKit provides a collection of modules for processing natural languages. This enables you, for instance, split text into sentences, tag words in texts regarding the syntactic role in the sentence or phrase, derive word stem, etc. In the real world, as opposed to the scientific world, the toolkit can be used as well, for example to implement a system for implementing automagical links in online documents. This is the example case in the presentation at hand, but the overall aim is to provide some insight into practical use of the NLTK"

Accepted talk: Rix Groenboom - MijnOverheid: performance testing in practice

I'm excited about a new talk added to our already promising schedule for PyGrunn 2011. Here is the summary of Rix Groenboom's talk 'MijnOverheid: performance testing in practice':

"MijnOverheid is the webportal to manage personal data, messages, and all kind of other business people have to do with the Dutch government. Characteristic for the system are the many external connections with various public services (such as GBA, Kadaster, RDW en UWV). Testing of the integrity of MijnOverheid will be discussed. Emphasis will be on performance analysis en profiling."

Monday, April 18, 2011

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Call for speakers

Although the schedule is almost complete we still have a few open slots for speakers left! So if you want to share your passion with friends your more than welcome at PyGrunn. Please contact for more information.


Our flyer for PyGrunn 2011 is ready! You can find the PDF version here. Please spread the word about our beloved conference using this great flyer.

We would like to give credits to Klabam for the wonderful design.

Added speaker: Kim Chee Leong - Buildout

We are glad to announce that Kim Chee Leong will give a presentation on Buildout. Summary of his talk:

"Buildout is a build tool for Python projects. It's a self-contained environment which manages depencies for a project, install/configure software components and create repeatable DTAP enviroments. Buildout manages Python eggs from pypi, it has dependency checks and allows version pinning. During the development process buildout integrates with version control systems. Non-Python software components like a load balancer of caching proxy can be installed with buildout. Once the buildout configuration is written, deploying the enviroment is a simple task. This shortens the time for a developer to setup a project. Same goes for production environments, settings up a new environment is easy."

Added speaker: Emil Loer - Embeddng Python interpreter in Ruby and vice versa

Another interesting talk has been added to the PyGrunn schedule. Emil Loer will give a talk about embedding the Python interpreter in Ruby and vice versa.