The Conference That Was Almost Called "Pythaluma"Wed 07 November 2018 by Moshe Zadka
It is with mixed feelings, therefore, that my pun-loving heart reacted to Chris's disclosure that the most common suggestion was to call the conference "Pythaluma". However, he decided to go with the straightforward legible name, "North Bay Python".
North of the city by the bay, lies the quiet yet chic city of Petaluma, where North Bay Python takes place. In a gold-rush-city turned sleepy wine country, a historical cinema turned live show venu hosted Python enthusiasts in a single-track conference.
Mariatta opened the conference with her gut-wrenching talk about being a core Python developer. "Open source sustainability" might be abstract words, but it is easy to forget that for a language that's somewhere between the first and fifth most important (depending on a metric) there are less than a hundred people supporting its core -- and if they stop, the world breaks.
R0ml opened the second day of the conference talking about how:
- Servers are unethical.
- Python is the new COBOL.
- I put a lot of pressure on him before his talk.
If you missed all of it, I have two pieces of advice:
If you went there, I hope you told me hi. Either way, please say hi next year!