FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community for the community. Typically hosted in Brussels, Belgium, FOSDEM 2021 is taking place online February 6-7, 2021. The goal is to provide free and open source software developers and communities a place to meet to:
get in touch with other developers and projects;
be informed about the latest developments in the free software world;
be informed about the latest developments in the open source world;
attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by project leaders and committers;
to promote the development and benefits of free software and open source solutions.
Participation and attendance is free.
The conference is built around “developer rooms” (devrooms), each of which hosts a different topic. The full list is available here. One of the accepted devrooms is the Python devroom.
Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in other languages. The language provides constructs intended to make clear programs possible on both a small and large scale.
The PythonFOSDEM developer room is a good occasion to discover the Python ecosystem and meet the community around this language.
Call for proposals is now open. In an effort to provide a diverse offering, they’re looking for Python-related presentations, tutorials, demos, live coding, and discussions. Check out list of desirable topics on the CFP page if you’re interested in submitting but don’t know where to start.
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