Wednesday, February 10, 2010

PyCon online registration ends TODAY



The Long Count calendar developed by ancient Mayan astronomers predicts that the end of PyCon 2010 Online Registration falls on February 10, 2010 - this very day! Although experts differ on what will happen next, many warn of catastrophic results for those who fail to register for PyCon immediately, such as the expense and hassle of registering onsite.

In other words, this is the day. If you are still waiting for employer approval to attend the world's biggest Python event, it may be time to invoke this important principle of dynamic language programming:
EAFP
Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. This common Python coding style assumes the existence of valid keys or attributes and catches exceptions if the assumption proves false. This clean and fast style is characterized by the presence of many try and except statements. The technique contrasts with the LBYL style common to many other languages such as C.

7 comments:

Carl Trachte said...

Cool, calendar, C.

Having you as the publicity chair has been worth it just for your posts and sense of humor.

I shall miss both.

Carl T.

Gillies said...

Ok, so I missed it! I've been using Python for about 2 years and as I'm UK-based I had no idea this was happening! Is there a UK version? Can someone email me?

David Goodger said...

@Gilles: see the PyCon UK & EuroPython conferences. Contact info there. (Can't email you without an address!)

Jeff Monson said...

I wasn't able to attend this year due to family issues. Any word on Python conference dates/location (I'm assuming Atlanta)/registration info for the 2012 event?

Many thanks,
Jeff Monson
Webmaster - JLM Merchandise Surveillance and Security Products

Doug Napoleone said...

http://us.pycon.org/2012/

Jeff Monson said...

Thank you for the reply Doug!

Gillies said...

@ David Goodger - thank you so much for the info. I'm booked on the EuroPython in Italy for June. Amazing.