Eurorpean Python conference
We attended the EuroPython 2014 conference in Berlin and gave some contributions to the open-source community:
- PyMove3d winner announcement – a contest for scholar students by the Python Software Verband
- held some sessions during the supplementary events, “TaeKwonDo-Coder-Dojo: unleashing High-Performance-Teams”
- lightning-talk discussions during 2-day Python barcamp at the weekend.
“Python is e Jeföhl”
“EuroPython isn’t exactly a conference: it’s a chance to hang out with friends that you haven’t even met yet …” ~ Lynn Root, Spotify
The Python community exists of many marvelous people coming from all over the world. They are solving interesting problems with fascinating solutions. With Python you are learning how to solve a problem and the solution is derived … it’s a wholly different way of thinking about problem solving: therefore Think Python – Think Complexity (CC-licensed online versions).
Python popular language at US-Universities
As of July 2014, “Python is currently the most popular language for teaching introductory computer science courses at top-ranked U.S. departments”, source: http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/176450-python-is-now-the-most-popular-introductory-teaching-language-at-top-us-universities/fulltext
Our community contribution
Dr. Thomas Fabula is active at the @pyCologne user group, associate member of the Python Software Foundation (PSF) and is board member of the German Python Software Verband e.V. (@PythonSV), where he is responsible for community relations and external networking. He is passionate about PyMove3D, coding4kids and MINT (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Technik) & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
PyMove3D winner announcement