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xsa, I'm surprised you found the fees of the conference high. They're pretty low for a conference of this type. Nobody has been making money on this either. The organizers are all volunteers and the fees are to actually pay for the costs. Organizing a conference is not cheap nor easy.

We tried to offer a broad selection of talks, over 70 of them on 6 different tracks -- could you be a bit more detailed about the kind of talks you were expecting? The mix of both techie stuff and more business oriented stuff was to me very nice; much more interesting than just one of the two. Please do offer input on our mailing list as we prepare for the next conference.

I believe we had a wireless network set up; don't know whether it was decent or not as I did not try it. Perhaps you could volunteer to help with it next time?

4am, you're welcome. If the trust metric makes me a master (why in the world?) then you certainly are. Anyway, you've contributed a lot to making my Zope life easier, so you deserve it. I mean, SiteAccess, PythonScripts, PageTemplates. Thanks!

Raph, for Python optimization, take a look at Psyco, the Python specializing compiler. It's been making quite a bit of progress lately.

In general the Python core developers are turning their attention to performance improvements more than they have in the past, so we may have some speedups coming up from that direction as well.

Another interesting development is the Parrot virtual machine. Work on speedups there (JITs, etc) could help any Python that runs on top of it, but that's further in the future.

5 Oct 2001 (updated 5 Oct 2001 at 12:40 UTC) »

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