Keynote Speakers at PyCon 2005

There will be three keynotes, one on each day of the conference.

Jim Hugunin, Microsoft Corporation: "Python on the .NET Platform"

Wednesday, March 23, 9:30 AM

Jim Hugunin is well-known in the Python world for his pioneering work on JPython (now Jython), and more recently for the IronPython .NET implementation of Python.

Jim joined Microsoft's Common Language Runtime team in August last year to continue his work on IronPython and further improve the CLR's support for dynamic languages such as Python.

Guido van Rossum

Thursday, March 24, 9:30 AM

Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python, one of the major free scripting languages. He created Python in the early 1990s at CWI in Amsterdam, and is still actively involved in the development of the language.

In 1995 he moved to the US; first to work for CNRI in Reston, VA as a researcher, then for Zope Corporation as Director of PythonLabs, and since 2003, after a move to the SF bay area, for Elemental Security.

His home on the web is

Greg Stein, Google: "Python at Google"

Friday, March 25, 9:30 AM

Greg Stein is an engineering manager at Google working with the Blogger team, and is the current Chairman of the Apache Software Foundation.

In Greg's spare time, he works on many open source projects, including Subversion, WebDAV, and Python. He also works on various Apache projects.

His home on the web is