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Audio for PyCon 2009 talks now available

Thanks to the staff at, audio-only versions of the PyCon 2009 talks are now available. To download the audio for a talk, go to the individual page for the talk. Just below the license and summary information, there's a "Play episode as" select box. The choices are MPEG4 video, Flash video, and now MP3 audio. (For many talks, MP3 is listed twice in the select box; I don't know if these two choices are different in some way, or if it's a bug. I suspect a bug, because the RSS feeds only list one URL for audio/mpeg format.) Want an easier way to download the audio? Wait for a few days; I'm working on scraping the list of talks and will add them to the PyCon podcast's feed.

PyOhio: Call for Proposals

The PyOhio Call for Proposals has been issued. PyOhio 2009 takes place July 25-26, 2009 at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio . Much like a mini-PyCon, it includes scheduled talks, tutorials, Lightning Talks, Open Spaces, and room for your own unique ideas. If you can make it to Ohio this summer, please consider participating.

All PyCon 2009 Videos Uploading

The video team has pulled the trigger and all the video from the conference is being uploaded now. At the time of this post about 14 talks are now online. By the end of the day Friday, almost everything should be available (with a few minor exceptions). The videos are also integrated into the PyCon Schedule App as well, with a minor lag time. Just look for the tiny video icon: . Congratulations to the entire PyCon US 2009 volunteer video team for performing this Herculean task. In total 2.2TB of video, covering 168 hours of material, were collected, edited, transcoded, and uploaded. This is divided into 96 hours from the tutorials and 72 hours from the main conference.