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  • Disney
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General Lightning Talks

Anthony Baxter (Google/Python Software Foundation)
Location: Portland 252
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)

General lightning talk session. Got some new nifty project you want to promote? Some small piece of technology that makes your life easier? Just a general rant and rave? Here’s your chance at 5 minutes of fame.

Alternately, if you’ve got a new project you want to promote, or you’re someone who’s never spoken at a conference before and want to give it a shot, this is the time for you.

Note that when we say 5 minutes, we mean 5 minutes. Going over will lead to all sorts of reactions from the crowd and the MC. :-)

Anthony Baxter

Google/Python Software Foundation

Anthony has been involved in the open-source community for more than a decade, largely working in Python and, in the last few years, on Python. He’s worked in the Internet area and in the telco space, where he gets to exercise his incredibly short attention span by working on far far too many things at once. He’s written or contributed to more open source projects than he can remember – mostly related to networking and protocol implementations.

He’s currently the release manager for Python. This is much less glamorous than you might think. After a number of years working for a travel-based telephone company, he’s recently started working for Google Australia.

Anthony’s spoken at a number of conferences, including a keynote at linux.conf.au 2008, at each of the 4 OSDC conferences held so far, and presented Effective Python Programming at OSCON 2005.

OSCON 2008