Ben's technical blog

Thu, 26 Mar 2009

Busy at PyCon

This week I'm at PyCon in Chicago, helping to train and supervise the A/V team in recording the tutorials and talks. We have a lot of inexperienced volunteers but they're learning quickly. Carl Karsten (in charge of A/V) and Ryan Verner (another outsider with long experience from LCA) are organising things. Ryan, Dave Noble and I provide technical assistance to the rest of the team.

I'm also working on my first Django app, which will be used for reviewing files. This is essentially a clone of the excellent work done by Gunnar Wolf and Damian Viano in Pentabarf. PyCon doesn't have a centralised database so this is a standalone application. Ryan is now applying styles to my horribly bare HTML, and I have a short list of bugs to fix before we ask the video team to start reviewing.

The tutorials started yesterday and talks wil start tomorrow in different rooms, so we have to set up all the equipment again and reconfigure for multiple cameras. Hopefully by Saturday things will be running smoothly and I can spend some time in the city. It would be a shame to come all this way and stay by the airport for the entire time!

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