[Zope-Annce] EuroPython 2003

Martijn Faassen faassen@vet.uu.nl
Mon, 12 May 2003 19:16:49 +0200

CHARLEROI, MAY 12th 2003 - Second Annual European Python=20
and Zope Conference to be held in Charleroi, Belgium on=20
June 25-27, 2003.

Announcing: European Python and Zope Conference 2003
Annual event for growing developer community in Europe.
Open source leaders to give keynotes

European Python and Zope Conference 2003
(EuroPython 2003)

June 25-27, 2003
Charleroi, Belgium


Registration is now open!


Only once a year do European software developers have the
opportunity to learn about Python, the fastest growing,
sophisticated open source application development platform.
The second annual Europython conference, being held this
year in Charleroi, Belgium on June 25-27, 2003, is also an
opportunity to meet with fellow developers and exchange
ideas and experiences. With keynote speeches=20
that include the creator of Python; a renowned trainer and=20
mentor in the C++ world; as well as major=20
developer activities, the conference promises to be a=20
breakthrough event for open software in Europe.

The EuroPython conference is the premiere venue for meeting=20
Python and Zope developers from Europe and beyond. As one=20
of the first community-organized Python and Zope=20
conferences, the EuroPython Conference delivers the=20
atmosphere and information developers want.=20

Hundreds of new and experienced developers attending the=20
conference will see a full program, including:

Keynote by Guido van Rossum, creator of Python. He created=20
Python in the early 1990s at CWI in Amsterdam (the National
Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in
the Netherlands). He is still actively involved in the
development of the language. In 1995 he moved to the US
where he now works for Zope Corporation as Director of
PythonLabs, the core Python development group hosted by the
same company.

Keynote by Francis Glassborow, a renowned trainer and mentor
in the C++ world. Over 8 years as Chairman of the=20
Association of C & C++ Users, he built up a flourishing=20
organisation which hosts a successful conference and=20
associated standards committee meetings, publishes several=20
journals, and has a strong community embracing the authors=20
and leading lights of C++, Java and now Python.

The conference program has over 50 presentations and=20
tutorials in 5 tracks, including Python In Business, Python=20
Frameworks, Python Language, Python In Science and=20
Industry, and Zope. The program contains tutorials,=20
presentations, lightning talks, and "birds of a feather"=20
gatherings. Additional events include a PyPy and Zope3=20

EuroPython 2003 will be held in Charleroi, Belgium, a city=20
close to Brussels. Space is filling quickly, so early=20
registration at the EuroPython website=20
(http://www.europython.org) is encouraged. Student=20
discounts are available.

The EuroPython 2003 conference continues this year's series=20
of open source developer events in Europe, including FOSDEM=20
and Python-UK, which each attracted thousands of attendees.=20
Like these conferences, EuroPython 2003 is organized by a=20
volunteer group of open source developers.

About Python

Python is a leading object-oriented open source programming=20
language that runs on all modern platforms. By integrating=20
ease-of-use, clarity in coding, enterprise application=20
connectivity and rapid application design, Python is an=20
ideal programming platform for todays IT challenges.

More information, including the Python source code and=20
binaries for Linux and Windows, are available at=20

About Zope

Zope is a leading open source application server,=20
specializing in content management, portals, and custom=20
applications. Since Zope Corporation introduced Zope as an=20
open source product in 1998, it has become the platform of=20
choice for content publishers, managers and application=20
developers. Zope comes with complete source code, most of=20
which is written in Python.

More information, including the Zope source code and=20
binaries for Linux and Windows, are available at=20

Python and Zope are maintained and enhanced in open source=20
fashion by an international community of programmers and=20


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


International Contacts


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

Tom Deprez, mailto:tom@aragne.com, tel: +32(0)2.479.63.88


Nicolas Chauvat, mailto:nicolas.chauvat@logilab.fr, tel: +33


Marc-Andr=E9 Lemburg, mailto:mal@egenix.com, tel: +49(0) 211.9304112


Martijn Faassen, mailto:faassen@infrae.com, tel: +31(0) 10.243.7051

United Kingdom

ReportLab Europe Ltd, tel: +44-20-8540-9926

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