I've been thinking giving one or two talks and/or a tutorial, but I'm
not sure what to present. I'd like to talk about language
features or general programming topics that would be of use to
programmers in the wild, along the lines of Jeff Rush's Talks at
PyCon that Teach How to Be Better Programmers
post. Something like "Generators 101", "Decorate-Sort-Undecorate &
Other Essential Python Idioms", "Selected Design Patterns", or "Objects,
Identifiers, & Namespaces". So, if
you're thinking of attending PyCon, what topics would you find
useful? 30/45 minute talk, or 3 hour paid tutorial (on February 22)? Please reply in a comment
here or by email (goodger at python dot org).
Another idea I had was to have an interactive Q&A session, without
prepared slides or examples, depending on the audience for questions.
This could be titled "Ask An Expert" (or, if others joined in, "Ask
The Experts"). Would you be interested in that? In what form
(scheduled talk, 3-hour paid tutorial, informal "open space" session)?
I attended your text tutorial last year. It helped me a lot. Thanks.
Iterators and generators and how to use them to do useful stuff is something I'd like to see. There's good information on this (and on the idioms you mention in your post) in the O'Reilley Python Cookbook. Still, sometimes seeing is believing.