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Calling all Python types: PyDX 2016 call for proposals ends this weekend

While PyDX 2016 is still a ways off, the call for proposals is almost ready to close. So if you’re part of the Python community and want to talk at the event, you better get it on it. Applications close July 31, 2016. Read More

If you're in Portland and into Python, you won't want to miss PyDX 2015

Now, it’s no secret. We here in Portland are known to be fond of the open source. It’s long been part of the culture around these parts. And our predilection to collaborate makes it an even richer community for open source pursuits. So what could be better than a community event around an open source language like Python? Read More

How the Internet works: Jessica McKellar slated for December New Relic FutureTalk

When the Portland office of New Relic mentioned that they were going to start a series of speaking events called FutureTalks, I was pretty excited. First, because it meant that New Relic would be even more involved with the local tech scene around here—which is awesome. And second, because a company like New Relic has a significant amount of pull in the industry—which means awesome speakers. Read More

Python and open source advocate Steve Holden wants to help Portland live up to its open source moniker

Steve Holden, a staunch proponent of open source and one of the leading folks in the community surrounding the Python open source programming language. And guess what? He lives in Portland now, too.

When it comes to describing the Portland tech scene—and I’ll admit I’m more guilty of this than most—it’s championed as the de facto hub of the open source community. I mean, OSCON and Open Source Bridge are held here. Our open source user group activity is off the charts. And, tired or not, we’ll always play the Linus Torvalds card.

But there’s still more to be done. And last night, someone challenged the entire town to do more. Who? Steve Holden, a staunch proponent of open source and one of the leading folks in the community surrounding the Python open source programming language. And guess what? He lives in Portland now, too.
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