Posts Tagged ‘Talk’

Hi All,
the last day of the conference, all of us are tired because 5 days of conference are very tiring.

By the way,  I followed Alex Martelli about Design Pattern…. I hoped to get something better.

The main talk of the day was “0MQ”. This is a library cross language who wrap sockets, pipes, etc. Very interesting library but a little bit young, for example it didn’t support ssl natively, but it implements queues to make asynchronous communications. It implements too some comunications pattern as: client/server, one to more, farm (emitter, workers, collector) and else.

Dependency Injection was the title of last talk of the day. This talk wasn’t so technical and not so related to python but may be applied to many languages.

In the afternoon I left the conference bacause 5 days are too much :).


Hi All,
sorry for my delay to write the last two posts related EuroPython.

The forth day started with a sadly thing: the talk I wanted to follow was deleted, but I didn’t understand why, so I followed the one who replaced it. The topic was SQLKit, but I found it not very interesting but only another ORM for desktop application: it integrates sqlalchemy and pygtk to develop very fast. If you need that kind of applications, may be a good solution, but it didn’t impress me much.

After that, I followed an interesting talk about printing pdf documents by python. The talk was mainly a report about the author experience, not a really presentation of a product or solution.

Last talk of the day was related Tips and Tricks by Hettinger, and I think I say enough if you know Hettinger.
He talks about a set of collections that exists in collections python library: two hours really full of informations.

Nothing else. 🙂




Hi All,

yesterday was a very hard day, only a few hours really dedicated to my bed, so following all talks was very hard.

The first talk of the day was titled “Relate or !Relate”, a report of sourceforge developer about his experience with PostgreSQL and MongoDB. I really loved that talk, because he explains that is not necessary to use only one of the two, but you can use what you like depending the situation. In a world full of religious crusade for every tool, this is a very good point of view for me.

After that I saw a talk related uWSGI, a personal implementation of a protocol for web applications. That talk was in italian but I’m not sure to understand exactly what frameworks for web applications support it. Not so bad in general.

The last talk was dedicated to Viri, a client/server application to upload and execute python scripts across the network. Initially it was apper as a good idea, but during the talk I saw nothing different respect what you can do with scp and ssh, so I’m not sure I will try it.

No more news from yesterday.

Stay tuned.



Hi All,

today I’d like to talk about EuroPycon 2011. This year, EuroPycon and Pycon Italia are merged in a single conference. The reason is simple: make a better work. The target is seems to be caught. The location is in Florence, near the Arno (the Florence river): beautiful city, with a very nice weather, sunny but not so hot.

The only problem I found is around the connection, but I think this happen in many conference.

About the talk of the first day, I’m not so happy, but this is only the first date, so I really can say nothing bad about that.

An interesting talk was: “5 years of bad ideas”. In this talk, the author explain his point of view about using python. I can say he is a hacker of python because use to touch and change some feature at low level. How is validate this kind of works can be discussed, but it is very interesting how python is customizable.

Tomorrow: all about the second day.


Hi All,

I’m back from Brussels to participate to FOSDEM. I think the title of this post may be the shortest definition I can image and incredibly real at the same time.

Fully of people from all sites of the earth. Funny and very very well organized. Fosdem, two days of 250 talks about distributions (Debian, FreeBSD, BSD, KUbuntu, etc), shell scripting (gnu parallel, gnu autotools), languages (Java, Python, Mono, etc), browser and standards (Firefox 4, HTML 5), virtualization and more.

Unfortunally, I lost the key sign party :(, I’m very sad for it.

What truely impress me is about the organization: I see stands about main things in opensource (distributios, browsers, suites, FSFE, dbs) but I see no commercial sponsors. I love this. To find their list I had to read last pages of Fosdem guide, and they are not invasive.

To complete this short presentation, I want to tell about the people are in. I think we was around 3k. I was very impressed.

Take a look to the talks.

The best talk I heard was about “GNU Parallel”, a GNU command line utility to execute in parallel a command in classical shell style. It was very technical and focused. In second place, the presentation of REAR was very interesting: it analyze what means “recovery procedure” in relation with “backup/restore procedure”. I heard someone says that bash scripting is out of time and obsolete (because REAR is a bash scripting suite) but following the talk, I ever more convinced about the necessary of shell scripting. For my point of view, languages like python are very great and powerful, but low level operations needs shell scripting.

Another interesting talk was the one about GNU AutoTools, the well-know suite to compile programs platform indipendent.

And now, something completly difference: “Pasta alla Carbonara”. Take cooked pasta, take a carbonara, put it on the pasta… ready!

What I didn’t like was the track about virtualization: I hope to find something like “Best practice for this or for that”. Nothing but OpenStack unfortunatelly.

Oh, do I saw that I lost myself in Brussel?! No?!? Well happen this too :P.

And now the hardest question: will I back for next Fosdem? At the moment, my answer is positive but I hope to keep my wife with me next time, may be adding two or three days for a break.

See soon.

This is the title of my talk about EC2 autoscaling service. This talk is for Linux Day in Pisa, October 23th 2010.
As soon as possible the slide will be available.

Official Site

See you soon.