Visited "Forum Nokia Code Camp: S60 Sensor APIs" earlier today. Cannot go into details, since I signed an NDA, but here's general feelings:
First half of day was fast and technical, as expected. Sensor tech overview, availability now and in future, samples, architecture and APIs, few tough questions. The standard agenda.
There was also two less techy presentations, one about python and another about Flash Lite. Quite fast overviews, but more exciting than extremely detailed hardcore C++ transitions (as new python convert, I'm biased. I used to jump for those).
Second half of day was dedicated to DIY "coding". Some people had to leave early to catch a train and showed something they had prepared earlier: mobile to mobile, client-server, bluetooth and sensors! Very impressive technology presentation - disguided as a fun game.
What really surprised me was the results of the day. Six demos of which three (3) used python (unknowns counted as C++ just in case). There were more C++ coders present, but they just wouldn't demo for some reason!
When you reach the deadline, you check the results. Either you have results or you don't. People with Money don't care whether you used assembly, C++ or python. They don't care how easy it's to refactor your code. They don't care about your coding convension.
People with Money care about results.
So what's Nokia going to do about this? Hopefully bigger budget for pyS60 team! They enable results within deadlines