Python Software Foundation: Press Release 9-Feb-2004

February 9, 2004

Press Release

SOURCE: Python Software Foundation

PyCon 2004 – Second Annual Python Developers Conference
Keynote Speech by Mitchell Kapor, founder of Lotus

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., February 9, 2004PyCon 2004[1], the second annual Python
developers conference, will be held at George Washington University’s
Cafritz Conference Center in Washington DC on March 24-26, 2004. Mitchell Kapor[2], founder
of Lotus Development Corporation and the Open Source Applications
Foundation, will be the keynote speaker.

PyCon is a community-oriented conference targeting developers interested
in Python[3], a powerful open source
programming language. PyCon provides opportunities to learn about
significant advances in the Python development community, and to meet
fellow developers from around the world. The conference program includes
peer-reviewed presentations, the annual Python state of the union
address, and open space for informal talks and meetings.

“PyCon brings together Python users of all types, from newbies to
veterans, to exchange ideas, work on code, discuss future directions for
the language, and in general to foster the continued success and growth
of the Python technology base. This is a community-oriented conference
and the Python community includes everyone, from grade schoolers just
learning about computer science, to renowned scientists interested in
using the best tools, to business people looking for a secret weapon,”
said Guido van Rossum, creator of Python.

PyCon 2004 is organized by members of the Python community, and made
possible by the Python Software Foundation and the conference sponsors
White Oak Technologies Inc[6],[7],
Wing IDE for Python[9].

Early bird conference registration costs $175 US ($125 for students)
through February 22nd. Regular per-registration after that date will
cost $250 ($175 for students), and $300 ($225 for students) at the

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