EuroPython 2012 Review

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The food!


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Coffee, tea and biscuits

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Fresh conference lunch

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Mega steak!

Mega Steak

The scenery!

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio
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Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore)

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The fun!

Causing mischief at Mama Gina's

Mama Gina's
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Dr Carl strutting his stuff next to David

Dr Carl's David pose
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Watch the talks

All the talks and training events were live-streamed, but were also recorded so you can watch them at your leisure. Watch them here:

My favourite talks

Ask your BDFL

Watch Tom V troll Guido van Rossum

concurrent.futures is here

Neat feature in Python 3.2 (backported to 2.6 and 2.7) that allows you to coordinate concurrent independant tasks in an executor that is powered by threads or separate processes. Think Fork-join.

Music Theory, Genetic Algorithms and Python

A very humourous and interesting talk by our very own Nicholas Tollervey on genetic algorithms and music. Watch him fool the audience into picking computer generated music over great composers.

Discovering Descriptors

Peter Inglesby, a London Python Dojo regular, does a great in-depth talk about Python descriptors. If you want to know the details of getting and setting fields in classes and objects, then watch this talk! A lot of people were really impressed with his REPL-based presentation tool.

Advanced Flask Patterns

Armin describes the new separation of request and app contexts in Flask.


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