October 10, 2011

Amazing Mozilla Annual Report Video

I've just been looking at the Mozilla 2010 Annual Report. It makes terrific reading. But most of all I really love the video that they have brought out to accompany it. To say it's inspirational to the open source world doesn't do it justice. I have rarely seen so clear an exposition of the ideals that have led me to serve the Python community and the Python Software Foundation for the last few years.

Sure, Mozilla had problems when they inherited the Netscape code base. They have matured as an organization, and are currently clearly demonstrating the meaning of release early, release often with high-quality feature releases at frequent intervals. It makes me wish I could offer such inspiration to the Python community.

October 7, 2011

PyCon Submissions: Less Than a Week to Go!

If you have been thinking about submitting a proposal to PyCon for a talk, tutorial or poster session then delay no longer. Submissions close on October 12, so you have less than a week to make it!

The call for proposals tells you everything you need to know, so go NOW and do something you know you will never regret. It's only through the contributions of so many in the Python community that PyCon continues from strength to strength. The 2012 conference will be the tenth PyCon, and the first on the West coast. I just know it's going to be terrific.