[Stackless] Invitation to Present at PyCon 2007

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Tue Oct 31 14:03:45 CET 2006

Andrew Dalke wrote:
> Jeff Rush:
>> The deadline for submitting a talk for PyCon 2007, to be held Feb 
>> 23-25 in
>> Addison (Dallas), Texas is upon us.  I've been looking through the 
>> database of
>> submitted talk proposals and I don't see anything related to 
>> Stackless.  I
>> would like to invite the Stackless community to present on some aspect 
>> of
>> their project, as they did at PyCon 2006 and hopefully make some new 
>> converts.
> Richard Tew wrote:
>> At this time, there are no plans for either myself or anyone that I 
>> know
>> of at CCP to go to PyCon again this year.  But if someone else wants
>> to do a talk on Stackless, I am more than willing to help where I can.
> I am planning to go to PyCon.  I think Stackless needs more exposure.
> I've given various Py* talks before.
> I don't know enough, yet, to be able to give a new talk.  At best it
> would be an intro talk describing what Stackless does and how to
> use it in different circumstances.  I know the tutorial talks about
> how to use Stackless with a game, but I've never done game design.
> (I have worked on numerical simulations of biomolecules.  That's
> not something where Stackless would be appropriate.)
> I had thoughts by now to work more on the monkeypatch idea from
> last August, but work intervened.  The proposal is due in about
> 12 hours and I don't think I can be done with a monkeypatch by then.  ;)
> Would something like the following be good?
>    - stackless does lightweight threading
>    - some fundamentals
>    - using stackless for boss/worker model
>        - maybe implement a turing machine?  MARS/Redcode from the 1980s?
>            something with a model and with visualization of the model
>    - doing stackless I/O
>    - .. maybe something workflow related?
> I'm sure I can talk about everything but the last one.  For that
> there are too many uncertainties to make something definite now.
> Thoughts and feedback?

I was thinking about the new stackless implementation in
PyPy, and to explain the similarities and how it differs.

Maybe merging efforts, or better have to shorter talks?
Mine could be more PyPy related if we don't have a PyPy
talk on Pycon already (dunno, do we? will ask the current sprint)

ciao - chris

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