Press release

We now present, for the enjoyment of any tech reporters you may know (or be), PyCon 2008's first official press release. This and future press releases will be posted under "Press" in the "About" portion of the PyCon website sidebar.

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PyCon 2008
Chicago, IL
March 14-16, 2008

PyCon 2008, the sixth annual community conference for the Python programming language, will be held March 14-16 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

A rich schedule is being planned, including presentations, keynotes, Lightning Talks, an exhibition hall, and the hands-on Python Lab. Plentiful Open Space has been set aside for Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and other unscheduled "unconference"-style activity.

Topics span the range of Python programming activity from introductory to advanced. Some topics are perennial; others focus on recent news, like Python 3000 and new developments in Python for the .NET and Java environments.

The conference will be preceded by a day of intensive 3-hour tutorials (March 13). Afterward, four days of development sprints (March 17-20) will bring participants together for face-to-face cooperation to advance several Python open-source projects.

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