<center> <h3>The Python Software Foundation <br>Python Conference Committee Report </h3> </center>
<p>David Ascher reports that he and Steve Holden had a phone call, and Ascher, Holden, Jeremy Hylton, Neal Norwitz, and Itamar Shtull-Trauring met on IRC.
<li> Jan 15th is the deadline for paper submission. <li> Dec 15th is the deadline for the paper submission site to be up
- and running
- <li> Feb 1 is the deadline for the PC to have decided on the
accepted/rejected papers </ul>
<p>Action items: Jeremy should make sure the websites get updated w/ this info, and Steve should probably send out an update to the lists.
<h3>Paper Submission process</h3>
<p>Andrew Kuchling has a Quixote-based system which is up and running on pycon.amk.ca. It is currently being tweaked, but should be operational before the end of the week.
<p>Things that Andrew needs to do before Dec 15. Action items: <ul>
<li> paper download (upload may work or not, it's hard to tell!) <li> minor tweaks <li> setting up backup <li> linking w/ other relevant sites
<p>NOTE: we'll be using the <a href="http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~oscar/Champion/">"Identify the Champion"</a> method for running the paper selection process.
<p>Program committee so far: <ul> <li> Christopher Blunck [blunck _at_ gst.com] <li> David Ascher <li> Jeremy Hylton <li> Brett Cannon <li> Aahz <li> Steve Holden <li> Garry Hodgson [garry _at_ sage.att.com] <li> Pat Miller [patmiller _at_ llnl.gov] <li> Sylvia Candelaria de Ram [cognite _at_ zianet.com] <li> George Belotsky [questions _at_ openlight.com] <li> Itamar Shtull-Trauring [itamar _at_ itamarst.org] </ul>
<p>Action item: Steve Holden will setup a mailing list for the PC.
<p>David is in charge of sponsorship. David has received lists of contacts from various folks. Action item: David will come up with a sponsorship 'menu' and contact possible sponsors before Dec 15.
<h3> PR </h3>
<p>Nothing to report -- not seen as a priority given the conference. Nobody owns this AFAIK (Dan Arico has expressed interest though).
<h3> Website </h3>
<p>Jeremy 'owns' the web and will coordinate the efforts of various folks (Aahz, Trevor, pydotorg).
<h3> Sprints </h3>
<p>Jeremy reports: <ul>
<li> Strong commitments for Zope 2, Zope 3, PyPy, and Twisted. <li> Interest for C++ integration, .NET, Chandler, Mac Python, xml-sig and spambayes