Thursday, December 22, 2011

Come see us at PyCon 2012

PyCon 2012 is coming up in just a few short months, and PyPy will be well
represented there. We'll be delivering a tutorial, two talks, plus we'll be
around for the sprints.

Here are the abstracts for the tutorials and talks:

  • How to get the most out of your PyPy, by Maciej Fijalkowski, Alex Gaynor
    and Armin Rigo: For many applications PyPy can provide performance benefits
    right out of the box. However, little details can push your application to
    perform much better. In this tutorial we'll give you insights on how to push
    PyPy to its limits. We'll focus on understanding the performance
    characteristics of PyPy, and learning the analysis tools in order to maximize
    your applications' performance. This is the tutorial.
  • Why PyPy by example, by Maciej Fijalkowski, Alex Gaynor and Armin Rigo:
    One of the goals of PyPy is to make existing Python code faster; however an
    even broader goal was to make it possible to write things in Python that
    previously would needed to be written in C or other low-level language. This
    talk will show examples of this, and describe how they represent the
    tremendous progress PyPy has made, and what it means for people looking at
    using PyPy.
  • How the PyPy JIT works, by Benjamin Peterson: The Python community is
    abuzz about the major speed gains PyPy can offer for pure Python code. But how
    does the PyPy JIT actually work? This talk will discuss how the PyPy JIT is
    implemented. It will include descriptions of the tracing, optimization, and
    assembly generation phases. I will demonstrate each step with an example loop.

If you have any questions let us know! We look forward to seeing people at
PyCon and chatting about PyPy and the entire Python ecosystem.

See you there,
Maciej Fijalkowski, Alex Gaynor, Benjamin Peterson, Armin Rigo, and the entire PyPy team

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