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Conference keynote at PloneCon/PyCon Brasilia 2013. Funny stories and lessons learned over 20 years in Python, Zope, Plone, and Pyramid.

Conference keynote at PloneCon/PyCon Brasilia 2013. Funny stories and lessons learned over 20 years in Python, Zope, Plone, and Pyramid.

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  • 1. How It Happened Stories and Lessons from Inside Python, Zope, Plone, and Pyramid Paul Everitt,Agendaless Consulting PloneConf/PyCon Brasil, 2013 Bad Wolf Production Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 2. 2002 FISL, Porto Alegre Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 3. Sidnei da Silva Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 4. ZMI...yesterday Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 5. Luciano Ramalho Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 6. proclamation Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 7. lesson What you do < What you appear to do (the dark arts) Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 8. thanks Ana Tania Giuseppe Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 9. about me • Partner at Agendaless,“manage big stuff” • Pyramid, Substance D (and Deform, Supervisor,Waitress) • Plone Foundation board • Co-founder Zope • PSF bootstrapper and board *** Pyramid Open Space:Today, 5:30PM *** Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 10. Content-Free Guarantee You won’t learn anything, but you’ll laugh. Memorable > Informative Funny > True Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 11. 1993 www.navy.mil Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 12. Ask question, get...answer Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 13. lesson • gopher+ is not the future of the Internet Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 14. 1994 Python Workshop One at NIST Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 15. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 16. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 17. lessons • Premature optimization: bylaws • Durable impact requires a hero Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 18. 1996 Digital Creations Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 19. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 20. Bobo • Object publishing • Marshalling, calling, exception handling,ACL • Transparent persistence http://foo.com/aSite/aFolder/aSubfolder/anObject/aMethod?arg1=9&arg2=orange >>> aSite[‘aFolder’][‘aSubfolder’][‘anObject’].aMethod(9,‘orange’) Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 21. Tuesday, October 8, 13
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  • 24. lessons • If there’s gonna be a majority owner... • Objects, web, Python, community • Spend extra time choosing a name Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 25. 1997 Principia Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 26. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 27. Key Selling Points • Don't let your customer shoot you in the foot • URLs that you can read to your mom over the phone • Database that feels like a file system • TTW: No “programming” Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 28. lessons • “What do you think we are, a database company?” • Original sins: Hide Python, Product Company Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 29. 1998 Going Open Source Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 30. Eric Raymond, IPC7 Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 31. $750,000... we are going open source Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 32. ( ',' ' i7,l' iJ, &+o--r-'.:-,*,5^.. i 1'r..i' ,H+_-P+'j , r.. ( ri, :rr,' )t - I Z"'"-*,-,$I_. W.'.,'-:r, j>.#, z'- ---.,ur, *a -'- -', 1i.,,!,,,I+.itr:ia,1!k-1-;:., S+i-ft{ Z*4+. ,a',.,,,i/''.' ', .ALT*,Iz, +-ALz, {' f . t. ",.s*--*,,A.tpil"".,, t.:,. . t'"-t' . t i'/ :. A^'..--,.,-.*"i-."', i1{,fi -, .-:. f) ,".r . iJ V".. -..... ../.N- ,-, l: ., ', , J' ,,.,,. r. (1,."", " ' ,, Z;*, F"l,"o"'":', N,*uoF'',", 25 tJ ov _, .,!..,Ai;,..,.1...". Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 33. lessons • Became an open source business story • Hype: Another original sin... • ...but it worked • Built-in contradictions Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 34. 1999 Zope Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 35. ever heard of? Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 36. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 37. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 38. lessons • ZClasses, Perl for Zope,Acquisition • How different is too different? • But what lesson really to learn? Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 39. 2000 IPC8 Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 40. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 41. lessons • Is it good to bring in outsiders? • “Killer App” vs. hiding Python Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 42. 2000 Big Investment Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 43. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 44. Outcomes • Professional CEO • Took on PythonLabs • Name change (“perfect distance”) Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 45. Lessons • Things completely changed • Would you do PythonLabs differently? • Would you do the C Round? Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 46. Paul, look at your watch Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 47. 2000 ArsDigita Port to Java Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 48. Outcome Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 49. lessons • Much easier to get big, once big, you're stuck • Can't be what you're not (again) • If you’re going to reboot, rename Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 50. 2001 Zope 3 Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 51. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 52. lessons • Major change is usually fatal • Shouldn’t have called it Zope • Second system syndrome...who was it for? Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 53. cautionary tale Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 54. 2003 Castle Sprint Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 55. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 56. Philipp Auersperg Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 57. lessons • We are awesome • The people are the story Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 58. Dorneles Treméa Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 59. 2004 Plone Foundation Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 60. Alan Runyan Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 61. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 62. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 63. lessons • Legitimacy is given, not taken • The PF is a wonderful success story and achievement Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 64. 2010 Pyramid Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 65. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 66. Armin Ronacher Pylons and BFG have recently merged into a new framework called Pyramid and this was one of the greatest moves in Python's web framework history... ...what makes me incredible happy currently is that the developers of most Python frameworks or WSGI implementations have contact with each other in some form or another and there is potential for working together. Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 67. lessons • With humility, you can avoid second system syndrome • Chris:“Only regret is not doing it in 2005” • No original sins, knew exactly what it was Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 68. 2013 Plone/Python in Brasil Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 69. Dinner Last Night Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 70. lessons • The suits don’t always win • Authenticity and humanity Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 71. Now Life on Earth Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 72. Forecast: Sunny • Django strong, Python never stronger • Pyramid gaining traction • Substance D brings back the fun • All these experiences... Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 73. Girls Lacrosse Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 74. lesson • Open source organizing for local volunteers is fun and rewarding • Re-learned lesson... Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 75. life: you only get one shot at it Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 76. in conclusion Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 77. lessons learned Original sins, hype, hiding Python, too different, can’t be something you’re not, people matter Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 78. perspective Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 79. how fortunate we are Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 80. to live a life with joy and purpose Tuesday, October 8, 13
  • 81. thank you Tuesday, October 8, 13