Python Miro Community status: January 30th, 2012

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What is Python Miro Community

Python Miro Community is an index of Python-related videos on the Internet. For the most part, it's a collection of videos from Python-related conferences. Saw a session you liked and want to share it? It's likely you can find it and share it with Python Miro Community.

Status

Kuma sent me an email pointing out that the download url for one of the PyOhio 2010 videos was kicking up an HTTP 404. We have this problem semi-regularly with the blip.tv urls. A while back I wrote a script to go through a category of videos on Python Miro Community and verify that the urls were good.

I ran the script on the PyOhio 2010 videos and 16 of 20 of them had bad download urls. That sucks.

Between moving things around and changing their interface in a way that makes our uses for blip.tv painful, I'd like conferences to stop using blip.tv. Maybe YouTube is a better venue.

Amongst other things, Universal Subtitles works better with videos posted on YouTube than blip.tv. In fact, if we switched to YouTube, it'd make it _so_ much easier to add Universal Subtitles support and I wouldn't have to use Ogg Vorbis which doesn't work in Safari or on Apple devices.

That's all I have to say about that.

I haven't worked through my queue of conferences, yet. The queue of oustanding tasks is maintained in the PMC GitHub issue tracker. I'm pushing to catch up with things so that it's in a better state for Pycon 2012.

I'm going to PyCon 2012, though this time as a Mozillian. Looking forward to Erik's talks on Parsing horrible things with Python and Speedily practical large-scale tests, Asheesh and Jessica's talk on Diversity in practice: How the Boston Python Meetup grew to 1000 people and over 15% women, Karen's talk on Improving Documentation with "Beginner's Mind" (or: Fixing the Django Tutorial), and others, too.

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