Guido van Rossum, creator of Python, recently showed up for a [Py4science](https://cirl.berkeley.edu/view/Py4Science) meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area ((http://www.archive.org/details/ucb_py4science_2009_11_04_Guido_van_Rossum), [slides](http://fperez.org/py4science/2009_guido_ucb/index.html)). There are several accounts of the discussion by attendees: [Guido](http://neopythonic.blogspot.com/2009/11/python-in-scientific-world.html) himself; [Matthew Brett](http://nipyworld.blogspot.com/2009/11/guido-van-rossum-talks-about-python-3.html), of Neuroimaging in Python (NiPy); [Jarrod Millman](http://jarrodmillman.blogspot.com/2009/11/visit-from-guido-van-rossum.html), of NumPy, NiPy, and SciPy; and [Fernando Perez](http://fdoperez.blogspot.com/2009/11/guido-van-rossum-at-uc-berkeleys.html), of IPython. It looks like people are starting to see the benefits of porting to Python 3.