Hello, my name is Andreas Jung and I am member of the EuroPython 2014 organization team and I am in charge for communications. The EuroPython 2014 conference will be held from July 21 - 27 2014 in Berlin. In order to promote the conference in Europe and to gain more outreach, we could need some help from the local Python communities in each country. Please spread the information about EuroPython 2014 to your friends, co-workers and every person that might be interested in Python either through social media, mail etc. We are in particular interested that the word about EuroPython 2014 should be brought to the local IT press and local IT online media. This is where we need your support in particular since we do not know the related IT channels and publications in each country. The official website for EuroPython 2014 is available under http://ep2014.europython.eu/ and the official press release is attached to this email. Please help us making EuroPython 2014 an even bigger success than the last EuroPython conference in Florence (2011-2013). Feel free to contact me in case of questions or whatever. Thank you in advance. Regards Andreas Jung comm-ep-2014@zopyx.com about.me/andreasjung EuroPython 2014 Organization Team - Communications ========================================================================================= EuroPython 2014 in the bcc Berlin Congress Center Organisers expect up to 1,200 attendees The next EuroPython will be held from July 21 - 27 2014 in the bcc Berlin Congress Center at the heart of Berlin. After the Pycon US, the EuroPython is the second largest global conference for this popular programming language. The bcc is located at the central Alexander Square and with its 3,000 m2 offers ideal facilities for a developer conference. The organiser of the event, the Python Software Verband e.V, is expecting up to 1,200 participants. The EuroPython in Berlin would then beat the previous attendance record of Florence, Italy, which hosted the EuroPython this year for the third time running and attracted almost 900 Python enthusiasts. Berlin offers ideal conditions for a large international developer conference. The city with its about 2,500 young businesses has a large and fast-growing start-up scene. 300 universities, polytechnics, research institutes and technology parks underline Berlin's importance as one of Europe's leading science and research locations. Thanks to its rich cultural landscape with around 180 museums, renowned international art collections and precious works of art as well as a lively art and music scene, Berlin is one of the most vibrant and vividly creative metropolitan centres in Europe. The city's attractions and the excellent national and international transport links have already put Berlin among the top three in the international conference and congress region rankings. The conference will be organised locally by the Python Users Berlin, the Django User Group Berlin and the PyLadies Berlin. With five lecture tracks and two tutorial tracks running in parallel, the EuroPython conference offers a closely-meshed schedule for all attendees. Tickets will be available in January. The EuroPython logo expresses what is on the organiser's minds, which is getting people from very different areas of expertise together to communicate. Python is used as a programming language in industrial and service enterprises as well as in research and teaching. The EuroPython brings together developers who work together on fascinating tasks and as a result have found unique solutions to their problems. About Python Python is an interpreted high-level language. In the TIOBE index Python has featured among the top 10 of favourite programming languages for years. Python is ideal for development. It is a lean language that is easy to learn and helps blur the boundaries between users and developers. The language was created in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum. Today, the language is developed by a large open source community and enhancements are under the roof of the Python Software Foundation. About the Python Software Verband e.V. The Python Software Verband e.V. was formed from the DZUG e.V. (German-Speaking Zone User Group), which was itself founded in 2004. The Python Software Verband is the umbrella organisation of the German-speaking Python community. It is a non-profit organisation that focuses on promoting the Python programming language. About the EuroPython Society The EuroPython Society was founded in 2004 to provide a legal framework for the annual EuroPython conferences. About the Python Users Berlin Founded in 2002, Python Users Berlin holds monthly meetings for presentations and talks about all facets of the Python programm