Talk about Python

2008-05-07

PyConUK 2008 is asking for submissions. You should give a talk.

You should give a talk because I want to hear what you have to say. And so will others. People tend to think that no-one will want to hear what they’ve been doing, or that it won’t be interesting. But on the whole I just don’t think it’s true.

Communication is a skill, and it is improved by practice. I think computer scientists and software engineers should all strive to be better communicators.

Python is not a huge community, we do not have a PR department. If we want Python to grow then we have to grow it ourselves. Conferences like PyConUK are an important part of that community growth, and the speakers—that’s you—that provide content are an important part of the conference.

What should you speak about? Why you love Python, why you hate Python. Your favourite module. How you saved the world from global nuclear catastrophe with a simple Python script. Anything really.

I’ve submitted my talk already, and—shock—it’s not about functional programming.

Look forward to hearing what you have to say in September.

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