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Networking at PyCon


PyCon is a great place to network with fellow developers, but there’s another network you’ll want to interact with: the wireless network. Unlike years past, we’re not running our own networks, instead having the conference center manage it. This year, the duties will be handled by Smart City Networks, a telecom services provider to trade shows around the US, including the Santa Clara Convention Center where PyCon will be hosted.


Here are some pieces of information that you should be aware of:
1. We have 50mbps dedicated to our own wireless network.
2. All connections are throttled to 512kbps up and down outside of the local LAN.
3. Networking for sprints is being handled separately, and we will follow up with those details either at the sprints or during the sprint kickoff.


Because of the increased attendance of PyCon, these connection restrictions had to be put in to ensure the conference could remain affordable to all. We, and all other conference goers, would appreciate your sensible use of the network throughout your time at PyCon. If you can hold off from downloading large files such as Linux distributions, please do so. We certainly encourage people to download and upload code they’ve written or are working on, but downloading and uploading music and movies will put unnecessary strain on the network.


For those who will be staying at the Hyatt Santa Clara, we have also arranged for a discounted rate for your in-room network connections at $3/24 hours. The Hyatt network is separate from the PyCon network, so we don’t know how much bandwidth they have, but we wanted to make sure that there was also another available option.


Thanks for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you all over the next few days!

Comments

Unknown said…
A local FTP server containing software like Linux distributions would be awesome. Maybe even a local PiPi mirror.

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