February 21, 2008

Biggest PyCon Ever Starts March 14

It now appears definite that this year's PyCon is going to be a monster. As of nine o'clock this morning there were 755 registrations, after the usual spike at the end of the Early Bird period.

Murphy's law dictated that registrants started experiencing problems with credit-card payments in the last 36 hours of Early Bird due to problems with the third-party processing service. Right now there are over 100 pending credit-card registrations! If you experienced a problem and did not manage to complete your registration, fear not—you will be charged the Early Bird price if your registration was started in the right time frame but you could not complete it due to site problems.

I'm buzzed about this conference. The tutorials are getting packed—several, including my own, are nearing the 50 mark—and there are still over three weeks to go. I believe this is going to be the largest-ever gathering of Pythonistas in the world. Be there, or be a four-sided regular geometrical shape.

I'm thinking about trying to do some audio interviews while I'm there. Who would you most like to hear from? You can see the sign-up list (excepting those who requested no publicity) here.

1 comment:

Doug Napoleone said...

Sorry, the attendee listing is not 100% public. If you have tried to register, you can see the 'public' listing. We do not let spiders or anonymous browsers to see the listing.

If you have registered and do not see your name, do not be concerned. You are most likely in the 'pending' list.

If your name is on the list and you don't want it there. Go to the My Registration page, click on the registration in question, click 'edit', and turn off 'Ok to list name'.

Many of the tutorials are makred 'Full' even though they are showing attendance below the full mark. This is due to the 'pending' registrations. We don't normally include these in the public counts because they often represent duplicate invoices, pending cancellations, and the like. Unfortunately our wonderful payment processor.... well I think the saying goes: 'if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.'