Agenda for Python Workshop 5This agenda has been revised to reflect the papers and presentation that have been submitted for the workshop.
Session 1: Open Forum on Python ExtensionsSession Monitor: Barry Warsaw
Papers and Presentations This session is open for presentations on any Python based application or extension. We are particularly interested in a status report and discussion related to Scientific Python extensions.
Open DiscussionFollowing the presentations there will be time allocated for an open discussion on Python extensions. We are particularly interested in getting feedback on the Numeric extension and the OpenGL interface, but other extensions can are also welcome in the discussion. Some examples of potential topics that may be discussed in this session include:
Session 2:Using Python with the World Wide WebSession Monitor:Michael McLay
This session was added to accomodate the large number of papers written on the subject of using Python for World Wide Web servers. It's a popular topic so this was not much of a surprise.
Session 3: Preserving Investments in Legacy SoftwareSession Monitor: Robin Friedrich
This session will have presentations by organizations that are using Python to preserve the valuable portions of legacy systems by wrapping the old code in a modern object oriented language. Many government agencies are stretching their IS funds by following this strategy. Sample topics for the session:
Panel Topic: COTS vs. free software from the InternetThis session will end with a panel discussion of the participants who have integrated Python into a legacy software system. The the panel will discuss the positive and negative aspects of their decision to use Python rather than rewriting their software around Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software.
Session 4: Planning Python 2.0 with GuidoSession Monitor:Guido von Rossum
A session with Guido to discuss the next phase of Python's development. (Planning for Python 2.0)
Subjects for discussion: