Today kicked off with an AWESOME KEYNOTE by John Perry Barlow! With gems such as:
“The reason we care about privacy is because we fear the judgement of organizations who have no business judging us in the first place.”
My mornin’ was spent at the Pyladies booth, sellin’ shirts! I hadn’t plan on boothing, but the Pyladies were swamped.
Seriously, though, come buy a shirt! They look AMAZING and you’re helping a great cause.
While helping out, I saw more of my friends from Boston Python and Boston Pyladies. I’ve missed you guys!
Side note: If you’re in Boston, go to Boston Python Meetups and the Boston Pyladies Meetups! They’re one of the best Meetups I’ve been to, EVER!
The rest of the day was full of mind-blowing talks. Even with a bit of Python experience, I feel so n00b here.
NAMED TUPLES, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?
At the end of the day, I saw a sign up sheet for lightning talks, and in a brief moment of insanity, I signed up.
I talked about sewing stuffed animals / procedurally generating sewing patterns from video games. It was an unprepared talk…which didn’t feel too great… but it was fun.
I also didn’t realize there was a small cone of light, so probably no one could see me >___<…
That said, I highly encourage people to give talks. It’s a great way to share what you know. Our community is built around sharing information, so sharing is super vital!