PyCodeConf 2011 - Miami, Florida

A CodeConf Event Presented By GitHub

Meet with the thought leaders and visionaries that will drive the Python community over the next year.

Come with an open mind and leave prepared for the future!

October 6th and 7th at the Epic Hotel in Miami, Fl


PyCodeConf was quite an amazing event and it was so because of the amazing sponsors, speakers, but most importantly the wonderful attendees who made the trek to Miami, FL (with bathing suits in tow). We cannot thank you enough for really embracing this unique event and your willingness to try out this new event. We had a blast creating this event for you and the watching you take it and make it your own. We are glad that we were able to create an environment were people like yourself can meet, code a little, but most important talk face-to-face. We would like to send a big thank you out to our sponsors, Heroku, New Relic, Mozilla, Zenoss, Twilio, Droptype, and 10gen. Without their trust and support we might not have the "WAATTEREEERRRMELLLOONNN" meme. If you were there, you know what that means.

If you ever need a picture to capture the magic that is PyCodeConf, might we suggest one of the following:

It might seem absolutely crazy, but we think one of our speakers (@pydanny) nailed it when he described PyCodeConf: "... it was comfortable and people just talked freely. No laptops, no phones, just talking." (full review). Exactly!

If you want to relive the magic or just catch up to it, we have made all of the speakers presentations available below in both slide AND audio format (AAC and OGG formats). You can also check the #pycodeconf Twitter search. Be sure to keep your radars up for the next CodeConf event. Until then, see you by the pool.


A highly forward focused technical event that brings together the Python community for two days in Miami, Florida to showcase the future of the language and ecosphere. PyCodeConf is being held at the luxury boutique Epic Hotel.

As with every CodeConf event, we believe that coding is about more than code. Whether it's building a solid community, writing good documentation, or hacking space exploration, CodeConf is about improving the software ecosystem through best practices and social interactions. There will be fully inclusive evening social events October 5th, 6th, and 7th so book flights accordingly. Come with an open mind and leave a better programmer.


This CodeConf is in the books, but lucky for you all of the audio and slides are here for you to relive the event. Enjoy!

Wednesday Night - October 5th

Start End Event
7:00 PM 11:00 PM New Relic's Opening Party - The Democratic Republic of Beer (DRB)
New Relic would like to invite you to kick of PyCodeConf in style! The new public beta of their monitoring system provides you with X-Ray vision into your applications. This party will provide you with a vision of a better world, a world of amazing food, great selection of drinks, and the wonderful outside Miami air. The opening party is being held at Miami hotspot, DRB, all you need to bring is an ID. Everything is covered thanks to New Relic and the DRB is entirely ours. Come prepared to take in all that is Miami and meet the rest of the PyCodeConf attendees. Map


Thursday - October 6th

Start End Event
8:00 AM10:00 AMBreakfast and Registration
10:00 AM10:30 AMIntroductions
10:30 AM11:00 AMJesse Noller - The Future is Bright
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
11:15 AM11:45 AMDavid Beazley - Embracing the GIL
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
12:00 PM12:30 PMRaymond Hettinger - What makes Python AWESOME?
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
12:30 PM1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM2:00 PMLeah Culver - Backbone.js and Django to Create a Faster Web UI
Slides HTML Link | Audio AAC : OGG
2:15 PM2:45 PMAlex Gaynor - PyPy is your Past, Present, and Future
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
3:00 PM3:30 PMLaura Thomson - Processing Firefox Crash Reports With Python
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
3:30 PM4:00 PMSnack Break
4:00 PM4:30 PMDaniel Greenfeld - The Future of Collaboration in the Python community and beyond
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
4:45 PM5:15 PMCraig Kerstiens - The State of Packaging & Dependency Management
Slides HTML Link | Audio AAC : OGG
5:15 PM6:00 PMEnd of Day Remarks
7:00 PM 11:00 PM The Epic Heroku Pool Party
Bring swim gear because you are about to enjoy something so Miami that it will blow your mind. Envision a pool party with your new Python friends with a fully inclusive bar including local Latin food and drink specials. Enjoy the wonderful heat of Miami evening all without leaving the Hotel and having to put on sunscreen. From the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel, you will have one of the best views of Miami possible. We have the entire pool deck reserved for us thanks to the amazing team at Heroku. So come prepared for an party unlike any you have seen before, including a live latin Jazz performance. Map


Friday - October 7th

Start End Event
8:00 AM10:00 AMBreakfast
10:00 AM10:30 AMMorning Announcements
10:30 AM11:00 AMKenneth Reitz - API Design and Pragmatic Python
Slides HTML link | Audio AAC : OGG
11:15 AM11:45 AMAvery Pennarun - Python is Only Slow If You Use it Wrong
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
12:00 PM12:30 PMAudrey Roy - Amazing Things In Open Source
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
12:30 PM1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM2:00 PMGary Bernhardt - The Prejudgement of Programming Languages
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
2:15 PM2:45 PMArmin Ronacher - Cherry-picking for Huge Success
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
3:00 PM3:30 PMDustin Sallings - Breakdancer
Slides Prezi link | Audio AAC : OGG
3:30 PM4:00 PMSnack Break
4:00 PM4:30 PMTracy Osborn - The Many Hats of Building and Launching a Web Startup.
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
4:45 PM5:15 PMTravis Oliphant - Future of Python and NumPy for array-oriented computing
Slides PDF | Audio AAC : OGG
5:15 PM6:00 PMClosing Remarks
7:00 PM 11:00 PM GitHub + Droptype PyCodeConf Blowout
GitHub and Droptype are putting on a closing event to properly finish out PyCodeConf and get you to see a bit more of Miami. A nice walk from the hotel, come join us for an incredible closing party at the eclectically modern News Lounge. With enough space inside and outside to all you both quiet lounge discussions and loud, crazy times - its the perfect fusion of Miami to close out the conference. There will be heavy appetizers, drinks and everything else to make you happy - as you should have come to expect from a CodeConf party. See you there! Map



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