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Speaking of Germans in the audience, now it's time for @rixxtr to give us our keynote!…
Daniele: Our keynote speakers were invited on the grounds of community contributions. Tobias is the author of Pretalx, which was hugely helpful in organising #PyConUK this year. "If anyone else runs a conference and wants to spend less time doing it, I strongly recommend Pretalx"

"Some of my talk might sound like it's about Brexit, but they're really not, I promise!"
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Next up at #PyConUK, "So you want to be a manager" by Gil Goncalves…

(Full disclosure, I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to be a manager, but it's an interesting subject and Gil was super keen for me to live tweet his talk, so here I am. -Ed)
"Hands up if you're thinking of becoming a manager in the short term."

(almost no hands go up. I guess I'm not alone)
First we're going to be talking about the difference between managers and individual contributors.

As a developer, you'll be writing a lot of code. As a manager there's increasingly little code in your life.
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Now Thomas Kluyver is going to tell us about Python packaging in depth. #PyConUK
"Packaging is a traditional pain point for Python. Everyone has always complained about packaging. In this talk I'll give you a bit of an idea why it's not already solved and a bit of optimism that things are gradually getting better."
In the beginning package distribution was very ad hock. distutils was built in that context - you'd download it from somewhere (newsgroups, websites, emails, whatever). It gives you a standard format to install but not much more than that.
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I did in the end submit a technical talk to PyCon UK, and it's causing me to think a bit about why I find the whole genre of conference technical talk to be so frustrating.
I understand from recent frantic tweeting at me that people would much rather give a talk than write a blog post, and that's fine, you do you, but I think the most important criterion of a talk is that the audience should prefer it to the blog post you could have written instead.
And one of the important things is that talks are a shitty way to convey information. I know some of you disagree, don't @ me, I'm not interested in having this argument again. Yes, if you are an amazing speaker you can overcome the limitations, but we're mostly not that good.
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Yay! It's time for the annual week of visiting Brodie's to begin. Oh and #PyConUK is on too ❤️
Barrista: I always look forward to #PyConUK because everybody there is really nice
@evildmp explaining that questions are not an opportunity to launch a cormorant at the speaker, but instead to give the speaker an extra opportunity to shine. #PyConUK
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