EuroPython 2014 Conference in Berlin at the bcc Berlin Congress Center
The next EuroPython conference will be held from July 21 - 27, 2014 at the bcc Berlin Congress Center in the heart of Berlin. The EuroPython conference is the second largest global conference for the popular programming language Python, after the PyCon US conference in North America. The bcc is located at the central Alexander Square. It offers ideal facilities for a developer conference on 3,000 m2. The organizers are expecting up to 1,200 participants, continuing the growth of the EuroPython conference series. The very successful EuroPython this year attracted almost 900 Python enthusiasts. It was hosted in Florence, Italy for the third time running.
Berlin offers ideal conditions for a large international developer conference. The city with its about 2,500 young businesses has a large and fast-growing start-up scene. 300 universities, polytechnics, research institutes and technology parks underline Berlin’s importance as one of Europe’s leading science and research locations. Thanks to its rich cultural landscape with around 180 museums, renowned international art collections and precious works of art as well as a lively art and music scene, Berlin is one of the most vibrant and vividly creative metropolitan centers in Europe. Its attractions and excellent national and international transport links have already put Berlin among the top three in the international conference and congress region rankings.
The conference will be organized locally by the Python Software Verband e.V., the Python Users Berlin, the Django User Group Berlin and the PyLadies Berlin, in cooperation with the EuroPython Society for the Python community. With five lecture tracks and two tutorial tracks running in parallel, the EuroPython conference offers an attractive schedule for all attendees.
The EuroPython 2014 logo expresses what is on the organizer’s minds, which is getting people from very different areas of expertise together to communicate. Python is used as a programming language in industrial and service enterprises as well as in research and education. The EuroPython brings together developers who work together on fascinating tasks and as a result have found unique solutions to their problems.
Python is an interpreted high-level language. In the TIOBE index Python has featured among the top 10 of favorite programming languages for years. Python is ideal for development. It is a lean language that is easy to learn for both developers and users. The language was created in the late 1980s by Guido van Rossum. Today, the language is developed by a large open source community and backed by the Python Software Foundation (PSF), which owns the copyright to Python.
About the Python Software Verband e.V.
The Python Software Verband e.V. represents the interests of the German-speaking Python community. It is a German non-profit organization that focuses on promoting the Python programming language and supports activities of different Python interests groups. Its members are involved in a wide range of Python activities including Python core development and many Open Source projects.
About the EuroPython Society
The EuroPython Society (EPS) is a Swedish non-profit organization which holds the rights to the EuroPython conference series and trademarks. It coordinates with local organizers to run EuroPython conferences. The EPS was formed in 2004 with the mission to turn EuroPython into a successful Python conference series for the years to come.
About the Python Users Berlin
Founded in 2002, Python Users Berlin holds monthly meetings for presentations and talks about all facets of the Python programming language. Python Users Berlin currently has around 330 members.
About the Django User Group Berlin
The Django User Group Berlin was founded in 2009. Its approximately 130 members meet monthly for talks related to the Python web framework Django.
About the PyLadies Berlin
PyLadies is an international movement that motivates and supports women to engage with and take an active role within the Python community as developers. PyLadies Berlin has around 100 members.
Source: ep2014.europython.eu, Dec 12, 2013, 11:30pm CET