My Visit, Talk And Experience In PyConIndia 2010

Dear All,

Greetings .!.

WoW. Yes, My friends and I went Bangalore to attend the Python Conference India 2010 [1] and as well as to present about CDAT [2] there.


Nearly 700 people attended this conference and more than 55 speakers gave their talks on python.


David Goodger is the keynote speaker for PyCon India 2010.

David was PyCon US chair from 2008 to 2009 and the original developer of the docutils project. David has been associated to the Python Software Foundation since 2003 and has held several positions at PSF. Most recently he was a member of the board of directors of PSF.

David is also a core Python contributor and is the author of several PEPs.

I am surprised by seeing his resume



He gave a wonderful talk about PyCon. πŸ™‚

Then as per schedule PyConIndia 2010 speakers presented.

I attended the following talks :


Mahadevan R : llvm-py: Writing Compilers Using Python

Ya, I am excited by seeing his contribution.

Founder of llvm, clag.

llvm- low level virtual machine

clang- c compiler derived from llvm

llvm-gcc is gcc front end (c,c++,Java, Ada, Fortran, ObjC)+

The above packages are default packages in debian and ubuntu. πŸ™‚



Anand Chitipothu : The Zen of Web

He presented about how to make new urls and how to create connections site.

what are all the categories need to consider while creating web site. ..

Beautiful urls
never change

Also he explained about

http state connection – server remember client and bind with that

http stateless connection – server forget client (passwd,id) after response its request.



Kausikram Krishnasayee : Beyond Django 101

He talked about Dijango. I dont know about it because I didnt worked in web python.

Even though I can understand the concept of that.



Ankur Gupta : GUI Programming using PyQt

WoW. PyQt is superb.

Its same thing like glade.

He showed demo with PyQt design and coding.

Have to work on this. πŸ™‚



Anil C R : Introduction to Image Processing in Python

He accessed the images from python coding.

Nice to see this kind of stuff.



Biju B, Jaganadh G : Semantic Web Programming in Python an Introduction

Semantic is latest web technologies.

They explained about semantic and RDBMS.

Represented by ids and colums

Semantics :
Triple : subject, predicate,object

Also they showed demo how to create semantic web page in python code.
Its very simple one.

I understand the purpose of semantic web.

If we created website in semantic kind, then search engine can find our page content as meaningful one not simply as text.

I planned to create one web site with semantic technology πŸ™‚



Gayatri Nittala, Madhubala Vasireddy : Text Parsing in Python

She explained about “how to do text parsing”.

Interesting one. I love to do text handling.



Kushal Das : Deadly Combo — python & newt

Nice too see one more tool like ncurses.

Using newt, we can create terminal based user interface very simply.
ncurses also doing the same.

The difference between the above two….

newt have some default widgets. so beginner can do coding easily.
ncurses – can do many things, and programmer should design every parts of the interface.

DAY 2 – 26.09.2010


David Goodger : Polyform Puzzler and a Pythonic Algorithm X

WoW. Its wonderful talk about algorithm x and puzzler game in python.

He shared his coding experience in python for puzzler.

David on puzzle algorithm x



Senthil Kumaran : Internet Protocols in the Python Standard Library

He explained many things related to Internet protocols.

In that I can understand about the “urllib” because I used that to webscrab site in Python.

He supporting to maintain the urllib python packages.

Great πŸ™‚



Pranav Prakash : Building Scalable Apps using Google App Engine

He explained about Google app engine in python.

I can not understand it clearly.



Harsh Vachhani, Amol Gupta : NoSQL Primer

These guys explained about NoSQL.

NoSql = Not Only Sql. Its beyond that.

We have many NoSql servers.

In that they explained about “MongoDB” in Python.
Its also like semantic web kind.

Using “Dictionary”, “Hash” concept, they have designed server.

Using “key” and “Value”, we can insert the data in NoSql DBs by simply via Python.



Rajeswari S : Quickly

She explained about what is Quickly and showed demo.

Quickly is the command line tool to create desktop based gui in python by very quickly. πŸ™‚

Its nice tool in ubuntu.

She is my elder brother’s friend.



Praseed Pai K.T. : Extending and Embedding Python under Windows ( using C/C++ )

He explained about “How to work on python under windows”.

I attended his speech few min only.

I dont like windows.



Nitin Kumar, Swathi Nath : Automation using Python

WoW. I never seen this kind of application before.

Using pywindauto library they automated one task.

The task is like testing some desktop based application.
The testing involves,

* open app
* fillup username , password and login
* type entries and select the field in combo box
* press “enter” key in some entries
* etc

All the above continues tasks in gui which is done by automated.

WoW. Yes, its automated one.

pywindauto – gui automation for windows and mac.

Whatever the things we doing manually and constantly for testing [ or some other purpose ] in gui, we can automate all the process step by step using this python library.

Wonderful πŸ˜›



N.Seshadri : Python on Mobile phones

Really superb πŸ™‚

He showed demo on his own applications in his “Symbian” based mobile, which is done by Python.

Using PyS60 library , we can create our own application in our mobile phone. (Symbian OS).

We can create our own app in mobile in other mobiles os also using some other app.

He took more than one hour and showed live demo on

* creating our own applications
* how to fetch code in mobile

To do all this, we should install pys60 in mobile and SDK library in computer.

Nice show πŸ™‚



Arulalan.T : Python on Climate Data Analysis Tool

Yes, Its me. πŸ™‚

I presented about CDAT python library.

Explained and showed demo of the applications of CDAT .

My project in Indian Meteorological Department using CDAT.

And explained about my contribution to CDAT library.

I am the last speaker in PyConIndia 2010. πŸ™‚

Myself presented on CDAT

My Talk on CDAT in PyCon India 2010


By this way my friends (Dhasthagheer, Rajkumar, Sanmugam, Sathish, Rajeswari ) and I attended this

year Python Conference India 2010.

My friends and myself were shuffled together and tried to attend all the talks parallelly.

We got many ideas about many things in Python and new technologies. πŸ™‚

David Goodger And Myself

David Goodger And Myself

My Friends And Myself

My Friends And Myself

Wonderful days in PyCon.

Thanks a lot to PyConIndia Team.



About arulalant

Currently working as "Project Scientist – C" in National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), MoES, Noida, India
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7 Responses to My Visit, Talk And Experience In PyConIndia 2010

  1. Raja says:

    Hi da..

    Machi Kalakura da. Keeep Rocking da.
    Congrats da.


  2. chidambaresan says:

    hai arul….really you rock..


  3. shrinivasan says:

    Good post.


    Keep rocking.


  4. Vatsala says:

    Hi Arul,

    Your talk about CDAT was very interesting. Good to be able to network with you at PyCon πŸ™‚

    All the best for your future python experiments and may you get more such opportunities to present your experiences πŸ™‚


  5. nandhakumar.n says:


    Really Nice work.




  6. rajee says:

    Its really a wonderful conference arul…

    Hope we look forward to attend and participate in many conferences like this πŸ™‚


  7. Ramachandran says:

    Great Arul.. I am really proud of you..
    Keep rocking..


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