Presenting and hacking Pitivi at Pycon 2014

Pycon, or what I’d call the “main Pycon” (vs one of the sub-Pycons), has traditionally always been held in the United States of America. This year, it will be held in Montréal.

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The most astute among you might have noticed that Montréal (Québec) is not actually in the USA (because trying to capture Québec City during a snowstorm on New Year’s Eve is a terrible idea).

Since Montréal is my homebase (and Pycon happening there might be the event of a lifetime), I decided to showcase… you guessed it: the new version of the Pitivi video editor.

  • I will be making a “scientific congress”-sized poster (122×122 cm, that’s 4×4 feet for you southerners). I enjoy distilling marketing contents into visually compelling print materials, so I’m pretty excited about making an unconventional, jaw-dropping poster. I’ll be using some Pitivi donation money to cover the printing costs (around 25$ according to UQÀM’s estimates, other places start at 90$…). If you have ideas of things I should have on the poster (besides nice charts/graphs, screenshots and artwork), feel free to comment.
  • I won’t be just talking in front of an unusually large piece of paper: it will be a live demo booth with Pitivi running in front of the poster (maybe I’ll need to get something better than a netbook…).

Besides talks, tutorials and poster sessions, Pycon also has sprints (which, as I understand it, are what I usually refer to as “hackfests”). So I will most certainly be looking to host a Pitivi sprint/hackfest from April 14th to 17th.

If you are attending Pycon this year, I hope you will drop by to say hi, try out the coolest pythonic open-source video editor out there or get started hacking on the code!

Jeff

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