Friday, December 01, 2006

Talks and tutorial lists announced

After much delay, the slate of talks and tutorials for PyCon 2007 is now public.

An early draft of the conference schedule is also available. This schedule is still subject to change -- speakers may report conflicts that will require some rearrangement, and session times may still shift around a little. Be especially cautious if you're selecting what time to leave on Sunday; if the Sunday afternoon talks are shuffled, you might have to miss an interesting session.

This draft of the schedule is published using Google™ Spreadsheets as a temporary measure; soon we'll switch to using our own conference application for the schedule.

1 comment:

John M. Camara said...

I know this would make for a long day but it might be better to have (3) 3 hour sessions on the tutorial day instead of 2. This will allow for up to 3 classes to be taken by a person and would allow some flexibility in the arrangements of the rooms. For popular classes it would be possible to use 2 rooms instead 1 so that more people could attend them.

I expect Turbogears, Django, Testing will be popular and SQLAlchemy, Idiomatic Python will be fairly popular. I also expect many who attend either TurboGears or Django would also be interested in SQLAlchemy. With all this in mind I'll suggest the following schedule

TurboGears 1
TurboGears 2
(2 rooms)
Django 1
Django 2
(2 rooms)
Faster python 1
Faster python 2
Python 101
Idiomatic Python

If some other class are also popular like Python 101 or Idiomatic Python it could be done in 2 sessions if the presenter would be wiling to do so or have it taught in the Addison room as I believe its bigger.

Obviously my predictions of which classes will be popular can be wrong in which case the schedule could be moved around a bit but in either case the 3 sessions provide more flexibility and I would think that most people who sign up for 2 classes would also sign up for 3 as how often does someone have a chance to take Python classes.