[Zope-Annce] ANNOUNCE: EuroPython 2002

Martijn Faassen faassen@vet.uu.nl
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 20:51:13 +0100

For immediate release:

CHARLEROI, FEBRUARY 15th 2002 - the EuroPython Conference Team
announces the first major Python and Zope Conference in Europe to be
held in Charleroi, Belgium on June 26-28, 2002.

Announcing: European Python and Zope Conference 2002
European Python and Zope Conference 2002 (EuroPython 2002)

**June 26-28, 2002**, Charleroi, Belgium

The European Python and Zope Conference is an initiative by the
EuroPython Conference Team to bring together Python and Zope users and
developers. This is also an opportunity for those who are interested
in these technologies to learn more about them. This will be the first
major European event dedicated solely to the Python programming
language and its applications. Since Python is seeing a lot of use and
much important Python software is developed in Europe, European Python
community members felt it was high time to organize such a gathering.

The EuroPython Conference Team is proud to announce that one of the
keynote speakers will be Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python.
The conference will feature talks on both Python and Zope.  Special
tracks are planned to discuss the use of these technologies in
business, science and education. There will also be a separate Zope
track. In addition, attention will be given to Jython, a Python
implementation that works with Java. Conference attendees can freely
choose between the talks in the various tracks.

At a previous Zope gathering in 2001 the EuroZope Foundation was
created. The EuroZope Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of Zope
in Europe as well as the support of European Zope users and
developers. EuroPython 2002 is happy to host the first general
member's meeting of the EuroZope Foundation.

The event will be held in Charleroi, a city in the south of Belgium
not far from Brussels. The authorities in Charleroi have generously
pledged support for this meeting.

**About Python**

Python is a leading object-oriented open source programming language
that runs on all modern platforms. By integrating ease-of-use, clarity
in coding, enterprise application connectivity and rapid application
design, Python is an ideal programming platform for todays IT

More information, including the Python source code and binaries for
Linux and Windows, are available at http://www.python.org.

**About Jython**

Jython is an implementation of the Python programming language written
in 100% pure Java. It provides the flexibility and interactive
scriptability of Python to the world of Java.

More information, including the Jython source code and executables for
all major Java Virtual Machines, is available at

**About Zope**

Zope is a leading open source application server, specializing in
content management, portals, and custom applications. Since Zope
Corporation introduced Zope as an open source product in 1998, it has
become the platform of choice for content publishers, managers and
application developers. Zope comes with complete source code, most of
which is written in Python.

More information, including the Zope source code and binaries for
Linux and Windows, are available at http://www.zope.org.

Python, Jython and Zope are maintained and enhanced in open source
fashion by an international community of programmers and companies.

**More information**

More information will be announced soon at:


More community participation is very welcome! If you feel inspired to
help with the organization of this event, we can always use your
help. As a first step, please subscribe to the EuroPython mailing list



  *EuroPython Conference Team*
  P3B c/o Aragne
  Boulevard G=E9n=E9ral Michel 1E
  B-6000 Charleroi.

  * Belgium

    * Denis Fr=E8re, email: denis@aragne.com, tel: +32(0)479.651.442

    * Nicolas Pettiaux, email: npettiaux@cocof.be, tel: +32(0)496.245.501

  * France

    * St=E9fane Fermigier, email: sf@nuxeo.com, tel: +33(0)

    * Nicolas Chauvat, email: nicolas.chauvat@logilab.fr, tel: +33(0)1.45=

  * Germany

    * Marc-Andr=E9 Lemburg, email: mal@lemburg.com, tel: +49(0)211.930411=

  * Netherlands

    * Martijn Faassen, email: faassen@vet.uu.nl, tel: +31(0)10.243.7051

  * UK

    * Tim Couper, email: tim@2wave.net, tel: +44 (0)1582 463120

    * Andy Robinson, email: andy@reportlab.com , tel: +44-7976-355742