Wednesday, May 07, 2008

PyCon FR: May 17/18, 2008

PyCon FR is to be held at the Cité des sciences et de la Villette in Paris. This is the second national Python Conference in France. There is an interesting and varied program, which you can see in English on Tarek Ziadé's blog. We wish our French cousins bonne chance and look forward to seeing the sessions written up by enthusiastic delegates.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Python Wins "Favorite Scripting Language" Award

May 1, 2008 Linux Journal announced their 2008 Readers' Choice Awards today, and we are happy to say that Python won the Favorite Scripting Language category with 28.9% of the vote. PHP, Bash and Perl (in that order) won honorable mentions. Thanks to everyone who took the time to register their votes. Python's popularity does seem to be climbing this year, as attendance at the recent Chicago PyCon confirmed with a 77% increase in attendance. Let's hope that leads to career opportunities for Python users!