Archive for August 2012

Top tips from #pyconau

Last weekend I was at PyCon-AU in Hobart. Plenty has been said, on twitter and else where about what a great conf it was, so I won’t go into that too much.

I will mention that my biggest complaint is that there were too many talks that I wanted to see, so I missed about 2/3rds of them simply through being unable to be in more than one place at once. Fortunately all the talks that I missed are available on YouTube so I’ll be gradually catching up on them as time permits.

I came away from the conference with, amongst other things, a new grab-bag of tools that I plan to be using shortly. Some of the most valuable are:

I’m already excited about next year. Terrifyingly, I’ve already started planning a couple of talks I’m going to propose.

Wrest Point Casino hotel swimming pool length

I’ve been unable to find this information online, so I thought I’d fix the problem.

The hotel pool at Wrest Point Casino is roughly 10m long. For the convenience of patrons, it has handrails at each end, just underwater. I the pool is not ideal for lap-swimming.