Last preparations for PyCon UK

Well, tomorrow it’s finally time for me to depart to the UK. After, I guess, around 15 years, I’ve finally found with this years PyCon UK an excuse to get up there again. Flights are booked, stuff nearly packed. Now all I have to manage is getting to the airport in time and getting a train when arriving at Stansted ;-) The first part is easy but I have absolutely no clue how part 2 will work out. I really hope that it will be as easy as getting a train from Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam Central 3 years ago ;-) At least according to the Cross Country website there is a direct connection departing at 19:16 from Stansted Airport which hopefully won’t be extremely expensive :-(

I’m really excited to be at the event this weekend with people like Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Simon Willison et al. giving Django-talks, Chris Withers explaining why Python Package Management sucks and much more. There will even be a Photo Competition held during the con. I’ve also planed to spend most of Friday for some sightseeing. Especially the ThinkTank and the Bothanical Gardens look like great places (to also take some great pictures at) :D The rest of the day should probably be spent finding my way around Birmingham as well as already showing up at the registration desk and taking a look at the local DVD stores ;-) Let’s see, depending on how much fish’n chips I can take I might even spend the evening out, now that I’ve seen this … I guess I really need more SD-Cards.

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