This year's PyCon talks look absolutely fabulous, and should be a real treat for attendees. I'm probably not going to be able to make it (working for a startup last year put me in a financial position I'm only slowly recovering from). Since it looks like the Landscape team won't be sprinting there this year, Canonical won't be footing the bill.
Were I to attend, though, the talks I have my eyes on are the following (listed in visual scanning order of the schedule):
- Twisted, AMQP and Thrift: Bridging messaging and RPC for building scalable distributed applications (#40)
- Panel: Python VMs (#15)
- Building tests for large, untested codebases (#112)
- Introduction to Multiprocessing in Python (#6)
- The State of the Python Community: Leading the Python tribe (#118)
- PyPy status talk. (#72)
- Concurrency and Distributed Computing with Python Today (#49)
- Batteries Included! Python on Low Cost Tiny Embedded Wireless Devices (#28)
- Easy AI with Python (#115)
- Abstraction as Leverage (#110)
- Metaprogramming with Decorators and Metaclasses (#120)
I will be sorry to have to miss these, but I will greatly look forward to their audio or video recordings as well as the presenters' published slides and papers.