The Pycon 2012 videos are up at pyvideo.org. Here are some of the talks I enjoyed that I saw. I know I probably missed some great talks so I will try to watch more online. Let me know if there are some that I should not miss.
Favorite talk of the conference
- Saturday Keynote: Let's Talk About pypy by David Beazley. It was awesome! See also his post Pycon blog post
Other great talks (in chronological order)
- The Art of Subclassing by Raymond Hettinger. Great instruction on a topic I struggle with (object-oriented code).
- Stop Writing Classes by Jack Diederich. This was the talk I anticipated most because I really enjoyed Jack Diederich's other talks and this was a topic I have struggled with. It did not have as much as I had hoped, but it was still good. See also: Hacker News thread
- Through The Ether And Back Again: What Happens To A Packet When You Send It by Glyph Lefkowitz. I don't deal with much network code, but this was a great talk. I wonder why his Twisted talk was not approved...
- Flexing SQLAlchemy's Relational Power by Brandon Rhodes. Great talk to help my weak SQL knowledge with a tool I will be using more.
- Hand Coded Applications with SQLAlchemy by Michael Bayer. Ditto above-- great talk from SQLAlchemy's creator.
- Python for data lovers: explore it, analyze it, map it by Jacqueline Kazil and Dana Bauer. Not exactly related to what I do, but it was a well-presented, interesting talk.
- (watched online) Militarizing Your Backyard with Python: Computer Vision and the Squirrel Hordes by Kurt Grandis. Really cool talk. I wish I could be more like this guy. He got this fun side project running in a couple months. It would take me that long just to pick out a library and run Hello World. See also his post Pycon blog post