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Meta-Verse Programming? What Connect and Ignite mean for Python Professionals

Python Community News Meta-Updates

submitted by jonafato on 2022-10-14T19:53:39Z

Python Community News has several meta updates to share: - Python Community News is a Community Sponsor for DjangoCon US this year. - We now have a dedicated YouTube channel where our videos will be hosted and future live streams will take place. - You can now follow PyCommunityNews on Twitter for live stream announcements and other updates about the show. - The source code and topic repositories have moved to a new GitHub organization at

Python Developers Survey 2022 Now Open

submitted by jonafato on 2022-10-14T14:00:14Z

The Python Software Foundation has announced via Twitter that the 2022 Developers Survey is now online and accepting responses. The survey, hosted by JetBrains, helps the PSF gain insight into the state of the Python community. Responding takes 10 - 15 minutes, and recipients will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card. We encourage all members of the Python community to fill it out. For comparison, results from 2021 survey and links to previous years are available at

White House announces Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

submitted by jonafato on 2022-10-14T19:34:10Z

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has published guidelines for the creation and use of AI systems while protecting the rights of the American public. The document addresses several key subjects including data privacy, algorithmic discrimination, the ability to opt-out of AI-driven systems, and more. The document was included among other announcements regarding the White House's position on accountability within the tech sector.

Meta Announces Meta Quest Pro and Integrations with Teams and Zoom

submitted by kjaymiller on 2022-10-14T13:12:37Z

Meta just had its Connect 2022 Event, where they unveiled a new VR Headset, the Meta Quest Pro. This $1499.00 device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ chipset and 1800×1920 per-eye mini-LED displays. The display is 40% thinner and has 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and eye tracking. The event also announced partnerships with Adobe, Autodesk, Accenture, Microsoft and Zoom.

Microsoft Ignite Announces GPT3 Integrations, Azure Postgres Support in Cosmos DB

submitted by kjaymiller on 2022-10-14T13:28:00Z

Microsoft announced a slew of things at their MSIgnite Event. A few announcements of note are that Cosmos DB, Azure's NoSQL storage will now support Postgres queries allowing you to better work with both NoSQL and SQL structured data in a single query language. Microsoft also announced a few services will be integrated with OpenAI's GPT-3, the Algorithm that powers GitHub CoPilot. These integrations are designed to speed up development on their No-Code platform Power Automate, a new Image Creation tool called Designer, and CoPilot Labs a CoPilot powered tool that can explain code snippets.

DISCLAIMER: Jay is an employee of Microsoft