EuroPython 2008

Next week I’ll be at EuroPython 2008, in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I’ll be moderating a panel on Jython. If you have questions that you’d like to put to the Jython committers, leave them as comments on this post. I’ll make sure that I post answers for any of those questions.

After the conference ends, I’ll be spending a few days at Sun’s office in Prague, which is where much of the NetBeans team is located. I’ve never been to Vilnius or Prague, so suggestions for things to see, etc., would also be great comments.

8 Responses to “EuroPython 2008”


  • The Charles Bridge is on all the must-see lists — bring your camera and check out the statues lining the way [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bridge].

    Hradcany is also nice, of course, but I recall it being too mind-boggling big to try and take all in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrad%C4%8Dany].

    Hradcany is, of course, best known for being the source of the word “defenestrate” [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenestrations_of_Prague].

  • What would you like to see? Nature, museums, some historical places? Just walking around old town you could use all you memory card in your photo camera ;-)

  • I don’t have any real preferences – I want to see things that are essentially Lithuanian or very unique to Vilnius…

  • On things to eat in Lithuania. Looking for some interesting Lithuanian dish, I asked a Lithuanian some years ago what typical Lithuanian food was. Answer: “Meat and potatoes!” Oh well. In fact some of their potato “pancakes” are quite nice.

    Last year I discovered Lithuanians in fact can do interesting things with food: pigs ears. They’re a snack. I haven’t dared trying them. The waitresses tend to be a bit.. abrupt though. But then I had a pretty and shy one ask me whether I wanted a kiss! This was a brand of apple cider, though.

    See you in Vilnius!

  • http://wikitravel.org/en/Vilnius has some suggestions that look reasonable to me, as a local.

  • Martijn, please do come say hi!

    Marius, that looks really helpful!

  • I see the link Marius gave you is enough descriptive. The only thing I could note that July 7th (Monday) is public holiday in Lithuania and some event should happen in Vilnius. I will let you know as soon as I will know what is going to happen myself :)

  • Ted, here is some information about June 6th: http://blog.sandbox.lt/en/EuroPython+2008+-+June+6th

    I will update my blog entry when I will have more information.

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