May 22, 2002

EuroPython 2002, June 26-28, Belgium

Paul Everitt writes us about the "European Python and Zope Conference 2002, inaugural event for growing developer community in Europe. Open source leaders will give keynotes, and it's June 26-28, 2002, in Charleroi, Belgium.

CHARLEROI, MAY 22 - The EuroPython and Zope Conference 2002 announces

the first major Python and Zope Conference in Europe, held June 26-28

in Charleroi, Belgium. With keynote speeches that include an original

leader of open source, the creator of Python, and the architect of

Zope, as well as major developer activities, the conference promises

to be a breakthrough event for open software in Europe.

Hundreds of new and experienced developers attending the conference

will see a full program, including:

o Keynote by Guido van Rossum, creator of Python

o Keynote by Eric Raymond, an originator of the open source movement

and active Python developer

o Tutorials and development sessions by Jim Fulton, architect of Zope

and Chief Technology Officer at Zope Corporation

o State of the Zope talk by Paul Everitt, co-founder of Zope


The conference program has over 30 presentations and tutorials in 7

tracks, including Python Language, Zope, Python In Science and

Industry, Python In Business, Python Applications, and Web Services.

Note that the Python Language track showcases Jython, the 100% pure

Java implementation of the Python language. The program contains

tutorials, presentations, lightning talks, and "birds of a feather"

gatherings. Additional events include a "sprint" for building Zope 3,

the next major version of Zope, as well as the first general member's

meeting of the EuroZope Foundation and a meeting of the Python

Business Forum.

EuroPython 2002 will be held in Charleroi, Belgium, a city close to

Brussels. Space is filling quickly, so early registration at the

EuroPython website ( is encouraged. Student

discounts are available.

The EuroPython 2002 conference continues this year's series of open

source developer events in Europe, including FOSDEM and LinuxTag,

which each attracted thousands of attendees. Like these conferences,

EuroPython 2002 is organized by a volunteer group of open source


**About Python**

Python is a leading object-oriented open source programming language

that runs on all modern platforms. By integrating ease-of-use, clarity

in coding, enterprise application connectivity and rapid application

design, Python is an ideal programming platform for todays IT


More information, including the Python source code and binaries for

Linux and Windows, are available at

**About Jython**

Jython is an implementation of the Python programming language written

in 100% pure Java. It provides the flexibility and interactive

scriptability of Python to the world of Java.

More information, including the Jython source code and executables for

all major Java Virtual Machines, is available at

**About Zope**

Zope is a leading open source application server, specializing in

content management, portals, and custom applications. Since Zope

Corporation introduced Zope as an open source product in 1998, it has

become the platform of choice for content publishers, managers and

application developers. Zope comes with complete source code, most of

which is written in Python.

More information, including the Zope source code and binaries for

Linux and Windows, are available at

Python, Jython and Zope are maintained and enhanced in open source

fashion by an international community of programmers and companies.


EuroPython Conference Team

P3B c/o Aragne

Boulevard Général Michel 1E

B-6000 Charleroi.

Conference Organization:

International Contacts

* Belgium

* Denis Frère,, tel: +32(0)479.651.442

* Tom Deprez,, tel: +32(0)2.479.63.88

* France

* Nicolas Chauvat,, tel:


* Germany

* Marc-Andre Lémburg,, tel:


* Netherlands

* Martijn Faassen,, tel:


* United Kingdom

* Andy Robinson, , tel:


* Tim Couper,, tel: +44 (0)1582 463120

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