A celebration of my friend, Dr. Mel Chua, #opensource #Python hacker, free-range learning researcher, comic book artist, #PyCon speaker, and #disability rights activist: https://www.harihareswara.net/posts/2023/a-celebration-of-my-friend-dr-mel-chua/
@mchua deposited their doctoral dissertation this year, and so they now hold a doctorate in engineering education. Yay!!!
Mel has metastatic bladder cancer. Their GoFundMe fundraiser is https://www.gofundme.com/f/melchua : "Get Mel Out Of Oncology and Back to Pedagogy"
🙌 We'd like to send out a massive thank you to everyone who contributed to #pyconcz 23. Whether you attended, delivered a talk, or volunteered — you're the heartbeat that makes it what it is. 💙 💛
Thank you @pyconcz for an incredible conference. ❤️
I got to spend the past 4 days with incredible people from the Czech Python community and pythonistas all around the world.
Learning, inspiring, getting inspired and just having plain old fun.
When I got to the hotel last night, I felt emotionally, socially and professionally fulfilled.
Most importantly, I felt like I was with a community belong in. With friends – new and old.
@pyconee23 Interesting initiative by David Mertz to define an attribution description framework to "create a mechanism to describe both the origin and permitted uses of particular content within training corpora of machine learning models". Barebones repository at https://github.com/davidmertz/attribution-description-framework
Carol Willing is a three-time Python Steering Council member, a Python Core Developer, PSF Fellow, and a Project Jupyter core contributor. In 2019, she was awarded the Frank Willison Award for technical and community contributions to Python. As part of the Jupyter core team, Carol was awarded the 2017 ACM Software System Award for Project Jupyter's lasting influence. She's also a leader in open science and open-source governance serving on Quansight Labs Advisory Board and the CZI Open Science Advisory Board. She's driven to make open science accessible through open tools and learning materials.She recently served as Noteable's VP of Engineering,
Register at https://pycon.se
All the #talks are defined.
The swag on the way.
The speakers getting worried.
T-shirts in prod.
Will YOU be HERE?
My personal highly-nuanced take on international #Python conferences:
I want there to be a #PyCon in every country, as welcoming as possible within local law, so that people can learn and network without leaving their country. International attendees and speakers are _guests_ of the host country, and attend (or opt to not) subject to local customs.
International events are about bringing community together from many countries, and should be in a place that's maximally welcoming for the region.
PyCon Italia has published the video recordings of its 2023 talks 🇮🇹🐍
You can find the video of my Italian talk on my blog, where you can also find the link to the YouTube channel where you can see the videos of all the other talk recordings 👇
I really liked this talk by Andrea Guarino on how to incrementally start improving your code quality with linters from @pycon
The main idea is to not show all the problems in your code but rather just the ones that were generated with the new changes.
This makes it easier to approach as you see a smaller subset of messages and don't have to worry about fixing everything in the old codebase.
Did you submit your #Python talk in @pyconsweden yet? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebISd6uvGN6QB9MMdfib6UpHyleNcvXOvyZf9Jfkt0YrTtuA/viewform #CFP is open. This is your chance to present your work in front of the #community in #Scandinavia
Please share for wider reach.
If you liked my #PyCon keynote (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5QaOADqSyY&t=177s), Adam Silkey did a great lightning talk on similar ideas: Zen of Python, but for People: https://youtu.be/ziF44HeJatA?t=1197
It loooks like I’m headed to Portugal in September for PyCon Portugal! #pycon
In Brandt Bucher’s #pycon ‘23 talk “Inside CPython 3.11’s new specializing, adaptive interpreter” (which is great BTW), he says that reducing the number of bytecode caches leads to shorter jumps which improves performance.
Why is this?
I don’t think CPython bytecode is JIT’d so the CPU icache probably isn’t related.
Maybe smaller bytecode objects can be packed more closely so the dcache is more effective? Or there are fewer hot regions of data to keep in the dcache?
so we have done an program for #nbpy 2023! we received an incredible number of fantastic proposals, and i'm deeply disappointed we lack the time and space to give all of them a stage — thank you to everyone who submitted! very much looking forward to revealing more about our speakers and talks soon!
I know y'all are now binging on those #PyConUS 2023 keynotes and talk videos which are now released on YouTube, but your experience won't be the same unless you also watch the welcome message from your conference chair 😊 (https://youtu.be/eZwHvBsoPn4)
The @pycon US 2023 videos are on YouTube now! 💖
Well, no one has volunteered to scrape the data from YouTube and add it to pyvideo yet!
YOU could be the one to add them!
If you have some time this weekend, this would be an awesome way to contribute to the #Python community.
It's the last day we're accepting talk proposals! We don't need to extend our deadline, so we won't.
What does that mean? If you want a chance to be on stage at North Bay Python, you need to get a talk in TODAY.
More on what I did: https://www.harihareswara.net/posts/2023/pycon-2023-argument-clinic-mitigating-covid-risk/ & https://www.harihareswara.net/posts/2022/how-i-thought-about-an-in-person-conference-choice/ . I did find that the CO2 levels in some indoor spaces were ~500-600ppm, near outdoors levels, and thus was ok with lowering my mask to sip something indoors, which I did ~15-20 times.
Clear mask I wore on stage: https://jellim.com/