Monday, December 15, 2008

PyCon '09, Here I come!

This past year I attended PyCon 2008 in Chicago, which was a tremendous conference. I had a chance to meet people I knew from the community, listen to some amazing talks, meet new people, and get to sprint. As a result of this tremendous experience I decided for this year to submit a talk proposal. I found out just a few minutes ago that my proposal has been accepted.

I proposed a panel on "Object Relational Mapper Philosophies and Design Decisions". This panel is going to look at the design decisions that each of several ORMs engaged, and what philosophies they had, but with respect to their public APIs and their internal code design. Participating in the panel will be:
  • Jacob Kaplan-Moss, representing Django
  • Ian Bicking, representing SQL Object
  • Mike Bayer, represening SQL Alchemy
  • Guido van Rossum, representing Google App Engine
  • Dr. Massimo Di Pierro, representing web2py
I'm tremendously honored to be able to moderate a panel at PyCon, especially with these five individuals. They are all indcredibly smart, and they each bring a different insight and perspective to this panel.

PyCon is a great conference and I would encourage anyone who can to attend.


  1. Do you have any idea if the videos will be posted to YouTube like the DjangoCon ones were?

  2. Michael, as a part of the proposal submissions proposal all submitters are required to agree to have their talks recorded, in addition from being a member of the pycon-organizers mailing list I can say it is definitely planned to record all the talks.

  3. Sweet! That does sound like a great panel - I'll definitely be getting in on this one. And I'll see you there. :)

  4. Hey, long time fan first time poster, I will hopefully be able to make it to the panel assuming that you paid me back for last week. I need that gas money Gaynor!

  5. Aside from the funny comments above, ha :) Sounds like an awesome panel, so well done! I hope I can make it to PyCon.

  6. Uhm, yeah, I don't think those comments above are particularly funny.

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