News about PyConZa
Open Spaces at PyConZA are an opportunity for attendees to form small groups to discuss any topic that interests them. Unlike talks which have a single speaker, open spaces provide an opportunity for broader input, allowing participants to raise broad issues, throw questions open for discussion and talk about their plans for the future.
Examples of open space topics from PyCon US 2012: Open Science, Scientific Computing, Fabric, PyPy, Testing, Trac, Django, Education.
All you need to do to run an Open Space is write your topic on the Open Space sign-up sheet at the conference and have someone willing to act as the facilitator for the discussion.
Open Spaces will take place immediately after afternoon tea on the first day of the conference.