@pythoncoder I agree about the hole left in the wake of Paul's departure. From your point of view what are the biggest issues we have to face without his contributions?
@philwilkinson40 What a shame about PyCon Portland! I suspect that has to do with the lack of MicroPython marketing I alluded to. I feel there is an awful lot yet to cover with MicroPython.
I wonder if there is still room for a beginner-level show-and-tell at PyConAu? Perhaps something along the lines of "5 sensors and 5 peripherals in 30 minutes"? Maybe with some internet connectivity thrown in. Is this the kind of thing you had in mind? If I have time (proposals have to be in tomorrow!) I'll try to piece something together and let the proposal committee decide...
I'm in regular contact with Nick and I think I'll be able to convince him to give an ESP32 update; though it might be relegated to the (unrecorded) lightning talks. For the record, my opinion is that the ESP32 port improved enough in the past few months in that it's close to the stability of the ESP8266 port - I'm not sure I'd start
any project with an ESP8266 now.
I'm not sure how best to begin a talk on asyncio yet either; thankfully @pythoncoder has given me a wonderful head-start with his excellent tutorials
! Plus I've used asyncio for debouncing and synchronising between a rotary encoder and an LED strip which is a pretty tangible use case. I feel like asyncio is about the easiest way to do coroutines, it's just the perspective shift you have to make to get your head into the right space...now I've just got to figure out how to convey that!
I actually think that there's a fair bit of content with 1. Given the MicroPython/CircuitPython/Lobo/PyCom platforms and the ESP8266/32/STM32/SAMD21/51/NRF52 hardware plus the recent spate of FPGA with MicroPython as a soft core...there is a large matrix of features and hardware to cover! And then I'd like to turn it around and look at it from the perspectives of potential users: "If I were a beginner I'd start with...", "As a company that wants to build a product line, I'd suggest..." etc.