Paul steered clear of my philanthropic games with profiles, an open business model, possibly because it's not really in startup phase as a concept -- the ideas are all ancient ("potlatch economics" an influence). I imagine the specifics of game design, coffee shop floor plans, locations, aesthetics, gift shops (Avalon another influence), will emerge in different frequencies (tied to ethnicity).
I just came from the PSF members lunch in Magnolia Room. Michelle was there, the first member I've sired, having been nominated and elected in relatively recently myself. I sat with Eric Jones of Enthought out of Austin, and a guy from Google / Amsterdam responsible for deploying Python on Google's machines. A guy from RangeSpan was there as well. This was just one table of a great many.
The PSF has way more corporation members than the AFSC does already. Both are non-profits with international reach.
I'm hitting some of the most introspective talks meaning focused on the language itself. Raymond Hettinger looks a lot like George Clooney I think.
Jack Diederich's Stop Writing Classes was awesome, as was Interfaces and Python by Eric Snow. Sorry Jeff Rush was out sick. So was Jesse a lot of the time.
Quite a few new babies this year, some of them with us.
The imams and rabbis I attended to were looking at the depths of the language. Learning how to create synthetic functions, classes and even modules on the fly: the subject of Walker Hale's meta-programming talk. The previous talk on writing decorators and context managers was also helpful to me in my work as a teacher.
These talks should be coming out on video later.