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Weekend viewing: Code Rush, PyCon Australia, and Stephen Fry

Relax this weekend with a selection of thoughtful videos.

Over the past few weeks, a number of great videos have appeared in my web browser.

The first is an annotated version of Code Rush, a 1998 documentary that details Netscape's race against time to hit its deadline for the initial Mozilla code release. The annotated version is great, as it gives a little bit of context for who the personalities are, and which locations are which. Code Rush is now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 licence.

The PyCon Australia conference hit Hobart two weeks ago — and in the space of only a couple of days, the conference had its keynote and session vids on YouTube.

Embedded below is the keynote, presented by Mark Ramm, entitled: "What to build. How to build it. Python can help!". The talk deals with integrating testing into the process of product management, and Ramm's time at SourceForge.

If you need more Python than the PyCon Australia videos can provide, there's plenty more over on pyvideo.org.

Next year's PyCon Australia will once again be hosted in Hobart.

And finally, Stephen Fry recorded an interview for the OggCamp unconference. This interview is also licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 licence.

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