Friday, May 19, 2006

Eighteen Pythonistas Sprint for Speed

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, 17 May 2005: Two Python Software Foundation directors (Steve Holden, Tim Peters) and a former director (Fredrik Lundh) are among a group of eighteen Python developers traveling to Iceland this weekend to start a six-day meeting dubbed the "Need for Speed" sprint. Participants are coordinating through the NeedForSpeed wiki page in the Python wiki.

The sprint is sponsored by EWT, LLC of Beverly Hills, CA, with local support from Icelandic gaming company CCP. The technical goals are improvements to Python's performance, but this event is also an experiment in collaboration between the open source and the commercial worlds.