Dates for the 2nd UK Python Conference in Birmingham — 12th – 14th Sept 08. Nothing to do with big snakes, though; this is the Python programming language that runs everything from NASA space shuttles, to open source RPG games, to plug-ins for creative software such as Photoshop and Poser.

It seems to me that this year Birmingham / Wolverhampton seems to have become firmly established as ‘the place’ to hold small practical conferences for back-end techies, coders and developers — although I don’t doubt London still has a fair share. I note, though, that the University of Birmingham has managed to bag the heavyweight 10th International Conference on Information and Communications Security, 20th-22th Oct 08.