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Vancouver Python Workshop: New Keynoter

What's New?

The Vancouver Python Workshop is pleased to announce the addition of a
third keynote speaker to this year's conference.

Ian Cavén is the primary developer of the Lowry Digital Images motion
picture restoration system. This Python and Zope-based system has been
used to restore over 150 motion pictures. Highlights include Citizen
Kane, Sunset Boulevard and both the Indiana Jones and Star Wars
trilogies. While Ian was Chief Scientist at Lowry Digital, his rack of
computers grew from a few Macintoshes on his desktop to over six hundred
Macintosh and Linux servers - at one point earning Lowry the title as
the second biggest installation of parallel processing Maintoshes in the
world. In 2005, Lowry Digital Images was acquired by DTS (the famous
movie audio company) and renamed DTS Digital Images. The motion picture
restoration system has been discussed in publications as diverse as IEEE
Spectrum, USA Today, the BBC NEWS, the New York Times and Apple.com. Ian
has been a Python enthusiast since 1999.

About the Vancouver Python Workshop
=============== =============== =====

The conference will begin with keynote addresses on August 4st by Guido
van Rossum [1], Jim Hugunin [2], and Ian Cavén. Further talks (and
tutorials for beginners) will take place on August 5th and 6th. The
Vancouver Python Workshop is a community organized conference designed
for both the beginner and for the experienced Python programmer with:

* tutorials for beginning programmers
* advanced lectures for Python experts
* case studies of Python in action
* after-hours social events
* informative keynote speakers
* tracks on multimedia, Web development, education and more

More information see: http://www.vanpyz.org/conference/
or contact Brian Quinlan at: br***@sweetapp. com


In addition to the opportunity to learn and socialize with fellow
Pythonistas, the Vancouver Python Workshop also gives visitors the
opportunity to visit one of the most extraordinary cities in the world
[3]. For more information about traveling to Vancouver, see:


Important dates

Talk proposals accepted: May 15th to June 15th
Early registration (discounted): May 22nd to June 30th
Normal registration: from July 1st
Keynotes: August 4th
Conference and tutorial dates: August 5th and 6th

[1] Guido van Rossum (Google) is the inventor of Python and has managed
its growth and development for more than a decade. Guido was awarded the
Free Software Foundation Award in 2002 and Dr.Dobb's 1999 Excellence in
Programming Award. Guido works at Google and spends half of his time on

[2] Jim Hugunin (Microsoft) is the creator of numerous innovations that
take Python into new application domains. Jim's most recent project,
IronPython integrates Python into Microsoft's .NET runtime. Jim's
previous project, Jython is Python for the Java runtime and was the
second production-quality implementation of Python. Before that, Jim's
Numeric Python adapted Python to the needs of number crunching
applications. Jim works at Microsoft adapting the .NET runtime to the
needs of dynamic languages like Python.

[3] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2299119.stm

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