[reportlab-users] EuroPython 2014 is over
ramas at live.co.uk
Tue Jul 29 12:12:44 EDT 2014
I am glad for the EuroPython Conference 2014, unfortunately I couldn't be part of it...
All the best for the successful conference......
> From: gherman at darwin.in-berlin.de
> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:09:11 +0200
> To: reportlab-users at lists2.reportlab.com
> Subject: [reportlab-users] EuroPython 2014 is over
> Hi everybody,
> this is just to say that the EuroPython Conference 2014 in Berlin is now history (July 21-27 2014). It was a huge success as you can see by reading comments on Twitter:
> I'm sure there will be more blog posts appearing, soon.
> ReportLab-wise there was no talk or announcement, but at least the package was used for creating the badges for 1226 attendees (new record!). I've put an example here for those curious enough (the code should scan fine):
> It uses a subclass of reportlab.graphics.barcode.qr.QrCodeWidget to make colourful round dots and has a text block in the middle composed of different subblocks which might not always be there (like the one with tags), if people didn't provide the info. It was just a bit more difficult to layout dynamically than I thought at the beginning, even with stuff like reportlab.platypus.flowables.KeepInFrame. So in the end it used a two-pass approach, which could be made better from an algorithmic point of view, but now that the event is over it will probably take some time before the code will be worked on, again.
> There was also a 200 page paper programme/brochure, which should have been created rather automatically from some XML, but the design turned out to be a last minute blocker for the tool (something based on PDF reactor, I think) and the poor designer had to relayout a lot manually with InDesign, so the programme got printed late and was available only in the afternoon of day 1. I'll see if I can get this available, online, too.
> As it turned out the blocker was some vector graphic background/margin ornaments in SVG/PDF which could not be used with the workflow/tool as planned. I'm pretty sure RML and bare-bones RL could have done it, but it was much too late to change...
> Anyway, it was a fantastic event, and it's a pity I have not seen more of the people who came to the very first EuroPython 2002 in Charleroi, Belgium. I've seen Marc-Andre Lemburg and was very happy to see John Pinner, again, too!
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