One of the five Nao robots from Aldebaran Robotics that opened PyCon with a coreographed dance takes a rest to ponder what's next on its agenda. These are pretty amazing little things, and Aldebaran's vision for its next few years is tremendously exciting.
Did I mention that I suggested the music that was used? Made. My. Day.
I had a hard time deciding which image to use for this, my first full day of tutorials at PyCon 2012. I had a few decent shots of the exterior of the conference center, of a big banner with the conference logo, of palm trees lit up at night... But this is, to me, what PyCon is all about--discovering that someone has done something unexpected, creative, and beautiful.
I'm not tremendously impressed with this shot, but I didn't have a lot of opportunities today as I'd been splashing in the water park all morning with the family (and I'm not taking my phone on the water slide or into the wave pool), and really only had this one chance to get anything between lunch and heading out for the day.
I promised I'd post the slides from my CodeMash talk, "A Few of My Favorite (Python) Things", and lo and behold, I have!
I seem to like a lot of dead things--web frameworks like Pylons and apparently the entire genre of Python podcasts (only one of the cited ones is apparently still alive... I should do something about that).
Anyway. CodeMash. Done. Whee! Time to relax.
These signs were posted every so often on the floor in the conference center to help guide people to the coding dojos.
I like arrows, and I like logos, and I like ninjas, so...
Here's a bonus shot for the 11th, of Hayley and Noah Heyman of the excellent Womack Family Band, who appear to be making a tradition of coming to play at CodeMash. I love the pure authenticity of their music, folky, with touches of blues and rock, steeped in Americana and distilled awesomeness. Seriously, check these guys out.