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Python in Italy

I was in Europe for a bit this summer. I wanted to go to a technology conference to meet fellow hackers internationally. I saw that EuroPython (the Python language conference of Europe) was in Florence, Italy this year. They were offering scholarships for students for free tickets to the conference plus hotel. I applied, pointing to my many contributions to Python like my Python web framework.

I got it, and had a fantastic time. It was incredibly well-organized, and I met some brilliant hackers. My room-mates made Kivy touch platform, psyco, and the Italian Pirate Bay. I met Armin Rigo, the hero-genius behind PyPy.

I gave a talk about my minimalist with-statement based Python templating system.

Google also hosted a programming competition, Google Code Jam. I got 2nd place among all contestants at the conference and I won a nice new Android phone!

It was a good trip that paid for itself.

over 7 years ago on January 8 at 1:12 am by Joseph Perla in travel, tech


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Hola, me llaman Joseph Perla. I study anthropology. I do not like to jump from city to city, but I prefer to stay in one place for a long time and live like a local. I have only visited 3 continents. I have friends in Peru, Hungary, Italy, Germany, and France.

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