Python Software Foundation: Press Release 9-Mar-2005

March 9, 2005

Press Release

SOURCE: Python Software Foundation

PYCON 2005 – KEYNOTE SPEECH FROM GOOGLE INSIDER
Keynote Speech by Greg Stein Provides Glimpse at Google’s Use of Python

Washington, DC, March 9, 2005 — The organizers of PyCon 2005
have announced that Greg Stein, an engineering manager at Google
working with the Blogger team, will be giving a keynote presentation
on Google’s use of Python for internal projects. Mr. Stein’s keynote
is scheduled for Friday, March 25, at 9:30 AM.

PyCon 2005, the third annual Python developers’ conference, will be
held at George Washington University’s Cafritz Conference Center in
Washington DC on March 23-25, 2005. PyCon is a community-oriented
conference targeting developers interested in Python, a powerful open
source programming language. The conference program will include
peer-reviewed presentations, impromptu talks, meetings for
planning future development, and two other keynote speakers:

  • Guido van Rossum, creator of Python, will discuss plans for future
    Python development.

  • Jim Hugunin, author of IronPython, will discuss its current
    status. IronPython is a new implementation of the Python
    programming language for the Microsoft .NET and open-source Mono
    platforms.

PyCon 2005 is organized by members of the Python community, and made
possible by the Python Software Foundation and conference sponsors.
This year’s sponsors include White Oak Technologies Inc., ActiveState,
the Open Source Applications Foundation, and Google. Pre-registration
for PyCon 2005 costs $250 ($175 for students) until March 19th, and
$300 ($225 for students) at the door. For more information or to
register, please visit the PyCon 2005 website:
www.python.org/pycon/2005[1].

About Greg Stein

Greg Stein is an engineering manager at Google, working with the
Blogger team.

Prior to that, Greg was a director of engineering at CollabNet where
he managed the Subversion project and releases of their CollabNet
Enterprise Edition product. He also worked at Microsoft as a
Development Manager, in the Commerce Server and Site Server
groups. Greg was a co-founder and the Corporate Technologist of eShop,
one of the first electronic commerce software companies, before its
acquisition by Microsoft.

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