Technology shift noted: At last year’s PyCon, a conference IRC channel was used for informal backchannel communications. This year, Twitter and IRC are both in use. The split is about 30/70 Twitter/IRC. This might change once the conference proper starts.
In the morning, Python 401: Some Advanced Topics. Yeow, a fire hose talk, more information about decorators, attributes, properties, generators, and iterables than you can shake a stick at! In the afternoon, A Tour of the Python Standard Library, which was more basic than I had expected or wanted.