Thoughts on PyArkansas

Published on 2012-10-28 15:08:44+00:00
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I make a decent effort to keep up with what's happening in the Python comunity, but—gosh darnit—it's hard! I think that's why conferences exist. They give you a day or two to focus solely on meeting people and catching up with what's going on in the community.

I particularly like the smaller, regional events like the one I attended this weekend: PyArkansas. Here's a few reasons why:

  1. Cost: Smaller, regional conferences tend to be less expensive (Free in this case!).
  2. Travel: It's not thousands of miles away, so travelling isn't a huge burden. I rented a van, and took six of my good friends on a three-hour drive)
  3. Size: I think there were about 150 people there. Not too overwhelming, and you can still meet a good deal of peple.

So... what did I learn?

This is a bit of a brain dump (don't worry, it'll be short), so please forgive the terseness.

I'm sure I missed meeting many other awesome people, too. If you've never been to a regional conference like this, make it a point to go! You won't be sorry.

Good Times!