O'Reilly.com: The Eighth Annual Python Conference: Day OneJan 30, 2000, 16:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Willison)
"This is my third Python Conference. At the first one, a loyal 70 or so Python loyalists debated potential new features of the language. At the second, 120 or so Python programmers split their time between a review of language features and the discussion of interesting Python applications."
"At this conference, the third, we moved onto a completely different level. Presentations and demonstrations at this conference of nearly 250 attendees have covered applications built on Python. Companies are demonstrating their Python-based products. There is venture capital here. There are people here because they want to learn about Python. This year, mark my words: Python is here to stay."
"The big story of the first day is Zope, the Z Object Publishing Environment. This product, from Digital Creations, has its own track at the conference."