I will not be going to any cons this weekend.
Though I may visit FD and/or go hiking (anyone want to join?)
-> postponed to next week due to rain.
Last weekend however, I went to PyCon (and visited with Yun+Bryce) at the Santa Clara Convention Center - former home of Fanime. It was interesting seeing how the place has changed - it's bigger, but not big enough for current Fanime. It was however plenty large for the 2000-some people at PyCon.
I was at PyCon because this is what I do at work:
(ripped from a website
that's now offline)
Specifically, I manipulate snakes
to control a pony
. Incidentally, this same breed of pony powers Pinterest. And also http://epii.info/
has Django/Python behind it. (Which I kinda want to ramble about, but would anyone be interested in reading that?)
There were talks. Metaclasses. Geographic Information Systems. 3D Printers. There was maybe too much free alcohol. Maybe kinda crashed some wedding reception or something while trying to find a party at a different hotel that involved crossing a river and passing a golf driving range.
...and most importantly, there were robots! (watch at least at 4:10)
... that I really want. But they're $3,000 and you have to agree to contribute at least two projects developed with them back to the community.
PS: related to techie conferences, I'm leaning pretty strongly towards going to SIGGraph this summer