I just got back from Nashville and I gotta say, PyTennesee was AWESOME!

Lars

My first day started with Lars giving amazing electric bassoon performances accompanying his talk ‘The Well Tempered API’.

Ed

The day ended with Ed Finkler giving a really poignant talk on mental health. He mentioned taking a Mental Health First Aid course to help the people around you, which I’m definitely gonna take.

Chris

Day two started with Chris Fonnesbeck giving a talk on the importance of statistics. It made me feel like I didn’t take enough math in school and ought to catch up. Time to crack open some books!

I also gave my talk ‘3D Print Anything with the Blender API’ and hopefully inspired people to give Blender a try. As I’ve mentioned, all the code from my talk (like creating glasses and lampshades) are on my GitHub.

<3 BlenderOverall, I had a great time at the conference. Also, I felt like I got the Nashville experience, from all the country music at the airport to the famous hot chicken at Emma’s after party.Special thanks to Carrol, May, and Bono for shuttling me everywhere, and to all the organizers of the conferences.

I went to the Emacs NYC Meetup and meet up with Jay.

Jay

He gave an impromptu lecture on how the theory of relational databases connected with quantum physics.

Man, it’s so great talkin’ with him.

Best quote of the night:

I met Feynman only once, and we talked about solar sailing all night. ~Jay

He also has a lecture up on Vimeo. Check it out!