EuroPython isn't exactly a conference; it's a chance to hang out with friends that you haven't even met yet. With many people coming from all over, there are many topics and talks that you're exposed to that leaves you saying, "wow, I did not know I could do that!" leaving you pestering your new-found friends.
At EuroPython, you get to hear talks by open-source project authors that you admire, and then you get to meet them and contribute back. It's a thrilling experience, and a very inspiring one that has greatly affected my work in Python and open source.
Besides the very good talk agenda, the hallway session at EuroPython is one of my favourite: a great place to meet interesting people in a friendly atmosphere, to exchange ideas and discover new things. It's the Python community spirit at its best.
I attended in both 2012 and 2013 and found it to be a wonderful experience - the speakers were fantastic, the food exceptionally good, and most importantly the people I have met have gone on to become friends and colleagues. I am really looking forward to the next event in Berlin!
I've been attending the EuroPython conferences for 6 years. Every time it was a very inspiring event that gave me insight into a huge variety of topics and helped me to catch up with technology development of Python and beyond.
For me, participating in EuroPython is particularly easy this year. Berlin is a great city with a very vital free software community. Come and see yourself!
I never miss EuroPython – and neither should you!