I had the chance to participate to europython 2014 as my company was sponsoring the event.
This was a great week where I got to meet some very interesting people and hear about some neat python use cases, libraries and new technologies so I thought I'd write a quick summary of my biased point of view.
I had the chance to meet Pieter Hintjens and participate in a 3 hours workshop on ZeroMQ. This was very interesting and refreshing as to go in more depth into this technology which I've been using in production for several years now.
Pieter is also quite a philosophical person and I strongly encourage you to listen to his keynote. I ended up pinging him in real life for an issue I've been waiting for bug correction on the libzmq and it got answered nicely.
Another big thing in our python stack is the uWSGI application container which I love and follow closely even if my lack of knowledge in C++ prevents me for going too deep in the source code... I got the chance to speak with Roberto De Ioris about the next 2.1 release and propose him two new features.
- Allow message spooling directly from a gevent greenlet : I'm glad to say it's been committed today and I successfully test it, huge feature !
- Consul.io integration in uWSGI : I wrote a RFC about it and it's going to be done for the great good of uWSGI users and distributed architecture lovers !
Thanks a lot for your consideration Roberto !
- Not tested = broken !
- Python is strong and very lively in the Big Data world
- Asynchronous and distributed architectures get more and more traction and interest
All the talks videos are already online, you should check them out !