Thursday, April 5, 2007

Scribd is cool

I was just Googling to see what people were saying about The Python Papers, and I came across this link:

This awesome website provides a (flash?) rendering of the PDF version of the last edition, and includes multiple export formats. Most remarkably, it includes an MP3 export. After listening to it, I must say that I am amazed at the quality of the text-to-speech processing, especially compared to previous explorations I have made into this option.


All the best,
(Editor-In-Chief, The Python Papers)

Drafts due in 3 days

Things have been quiet on the blog for a little while, but we are ramping up now as the third edition of The Python Papers moves rapidly towards reality. Prospective authors have been contacted already, but if you are interested in submitting a late article, feel free to contact me at Drafts are due on Monday 9 April, but we will accept articles past this deadline, with the qualification that it may not be possible to complete the editorial process and therefore they may not be included.

It looks as though we will have a bumper edition, including paper reviews from OSDC, significant articles from a number of Python developers, and discussions on Python in education. It is great to see the momentum continue to build.

One section we always include is a listing of upcoming events. It would be great if anyone organising an event -- be it a PUG meetup, Python course, conference, or another kind of event -- would let us know if they would like us to include expanded information.

Also, while I have recieved much feedback on various mailing lists and news fora, it would be great to have some publishable comments. Unless directed to, I don't believe that we have the right to publish the material. (If I'm wrong, let me know!). Positive, or negative, I'd love to include some community response.

All the best,
-Tennessee (Editor In Chief, The Python Papers)