I just officially registered for the Vancouver Python Conference. I am really looking forward to it even though it will take up my entire Saturday and Sunday. It is too bad I don't have a laptop that isn't ancient, otherwise I might give a lightning talk on numpy since it is completely absent from the talk schedule. Had I thought about it earlier I would have prepared and offered to give a talk on how to use NumPy for the beginner's track of the schedule. Maybe next year. Besides with Numpy having a 1.0 release by next year, maybe they will be able to get Travis Oliphant to visit. :-) or at least someone more knowledgeable in numpy than me.