Giving a keynote at PyCon DE

Filed under “they must REALLY be scraping the bottom of the barrel to dig up ME“, I’ve been asked to give a keynote at the PyCon DE conference in Leipzig. I’m 15:30 to 16:30 on Thursday, October 6. Lightning talks are just after me, so I’m not completely the thing in between the audience and happy hour.

I used to give talks all…the…time. And now I don’t. Haven’t in what seems like a long time, unless giving a halftime talk to a team of girls lacrosse players qualifies. I’ve been out of the game for a long time and the relevance of my perspective is a bit rusty.

So I’m going to stick to perspective and look backwards. I’m collecting a bunch of moments over the last 18 years participating in steering Python/Zope/Plone/Pyramid projects. Hopefully funny, possibly poignant, certainly embarrassing. I also hope to include some anecdotes and wisdom from people I’ve met along the way who have guided projects over a long period of time.

I always used to say my talks had a content-free guarantee: if you actually learned something, I’d give you your money back. Definitely doubling down on that for this talk.

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