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Announcing our second PyCon 2012 keynote speaker: Stormy Peters

I am very pleased to announce the second (and final) PyCon 2012 Keynote speaker - Stormy Peters.

Stormy is the Head of Developer Engagement at Mozilla. She is also an advisor for HFOSS, IntraHealth Open and Open Source for America, as well as founder and president of Kids on Computers, a nonprofit organization setting up computer labs in developing countries. Stormy joined Mozilla from the GNOME Foundation where she served as executive director. Previously, she worked at OpenLogic where she set up their OpenLogic Expert Community as well as founding the Hewlett-Packard Open Source Program Office. Stormy graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science.

She is passionate about open source software and educates companies and communities on how open source software is changing the software industry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences during and after her presentations - and has spoken at OSCON, GUADEC and other conferences. Her talk "Would you do it again for Free" for example; is an excellent talk on Open Source and motivation.

PyCon 2012 is going to be amazing - we have three excellent keynote and plenary speakers, and more plenary talks coming. We've just closed a record-breaking call for proposals and also have a record breaking number of sponsors. The PyCon team is pulling out all the stops for 2012 - we're working hard to make 2012 a year to talk about for a long time.

Jesse Noller, PyCon 2012 Chair

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Bob Hancock said…
Great speakers. Nice work, Jesse.

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