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Cool PyCon acquaintances 2005-03-23

Of course I also got to see a bunch of really people I met at last PyCon (or the PyCon before) too. I was going to list ’em here too but it’s getting too late and there are too many and I’d probably forget a bunch of people anyway :)

I attended some presentations too. I already mentioned PyWebOff, but I also saw the py.test talk. Twisted’s test framework has some problems and I’ve wanted to replace it for a few months now. py.test might make a good starting place. It has some really incredibly awesome features, but there are also some deep magic hacks which it includes which I am less certain about. At the very least it bears further investigation though. The py.test talk also included a brief section on py.execnet which mostly just made me sad. Luckily it has nothing to do with py.test, they’re just beneath the same package.

The other cool talk of the day was MissionEngine. Their page is pretty good (and with pretty pictures) so I’ll leave it at that.

All in all, an excellent start to the conference.