PyCon3 Italia ended yesterday. It was simply great! great talks, gorgeous speakers and so on.
Sadly, when I left these kind of confs there's always a bad taste in my month... I see so many great people that made it, that are satisfied, brilliant and accomplish great results.
Now I feel like I'm one of many, but I want to be one above many; one of Them. Ok, ok, sounds a little bit presumptuous and we all know I'll never be like them but why not trying? ;)
The same thing happened after PyCon2, and I decided I wanted to do more, to be more.
Since an year passed, I think I've done a bit of my proposal: I started using Python as much as I can, I get involved in some project python-related (to name some: reportbug, bts-link, matplotlib) and I'm about at the half of writing a book on matplotlib (that I was offered to write).
I can be a little satisfied by this, but of course, I want to do more! :)
Once the book will be done, I'll probably still be involved with matplotlib evolution, eventually with more important contributions, but I will also search for new challenges.
It might sound ambitious, but I have a strange feeling that python core "stuff" (being the interpreter, the stdlib or near) could be something I can have a look at ;) It could also come up as a too big project to work on in my spare time, but I'll rebase my plan once I've fight for it and lose, not before.