(I'll keep it as short as possible)
IMHO, It was a delicious soup with all ingredients for thirsty folks, so they didn't mind if it came out a little (just a little) watery :)
After few years of disoriented efforts, first PyCon in Iran kicked off. It's a good news to python community in Iran. For years this community existed only in name, it was motionless. But now, we have an official community, a brand, some might say. We need to keep it moving.
(Note: I don't have access to all photos yet)
Let me point out some highlights:
It was very promising, around 300 people from all breeds (I don't have the exact number yet) had managed to show up, way more than anybody's expectations.
I was not sure how he would respond to our request. +Guido actually wrote us a message which got the audience quite excited. Thanks Gudio, that made our day.
And, +Armin Ronacher was cool enough to send in a recorded video message. You had to see the look on Flask lovers' face :D .
Presentations & Workshops:
For the first PyCon, I don't think anybody had expected much of the high quality content. Anyway, topics were divers but not of much depth which I believe was good enough to appeal to the taste of most attendees. Spontaneous in-depth discussions erupted around python's concurrency which was fun.
Order of presentations and workshops was not that much thoughtful, but we can give it a pass for now.
All to all, I think we have managed to start something on the right direction. People got to know each other and connect.
It's all shaping up as of yesterday which is a good sign. Let's think about what can be done to keep it up.
IMHO, It was a delicious soup with all ingredients for thirsty folks, so they didn't mind if it came out a little (just a little) watery.
Let's meet again for the next PyCon Iran, until then get in touch and take care, It's a long road ahead ;)