This year's Pycon program looks very interesting. I wish I could be there but, alas, the timing was just wrong for me this year. This is doubly disappointing as I would have been able to meet with Johannes Woolard in the flesh. Yes, forget Guido van Rossum, Alex Martelli and other famous names: the one person I wanted to meet is Johannes. For more than a year an a half, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Johannes on Crunchy, without ever meeting him. This year, Johannes will be the one showing Crunchy off. I'm sure he'll do a great job.
And, if anyone is looking to hire a bright, young, hard-working programmer, Johannes will graduate from Oxford this year.