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Re: [python-188] Austin Learn Python meetup???

From: Peter W.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5:45 AM
Hi Bill,

Thanks for re-starting the discussion about this, and thanks for
volunteering to be an organizer!

I had mentioned to some people after our previous meetup about
starting a new Meetup that was just for "Austin Learn Python".  I
didn't know if we should do it as just another meeting for APUG, or if
we should do a new Meetup group altogether.  I think I'm leaning
slightly in favor of creating a new meetup group, but I could be
convinced either way.  Anyone with strong opinions about this?

Who here (APUG and AWPUG) wants to actually help *organize* and run
the Learn Python meetup?  This is a level of commitment beyond just
showing up as a teacher.  I am happy to help facilitate this, but as
much as I would love to be an active organizer, I have to be realistic
about my time commitments and travel schedule, and I don't think I
could do it.

Also, based on our September APUG discussion
(https://github.com...­),
there are several people who volunteered to be mentors.  We can
definitely use a few more, so please let me know if I don't have your
name down already in the Mentors section of that doc.


-Peter


On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Bill Bergmann <[address removed]> wrote:
> Peter,
> I want to check in with you about taking on starting the Learn Python group. I enjoyed leading the group the other night, and I would like to offer more help to inexperienced python programmers if I can and see the Austin python community grow.
>
> Though I am not wild about organizing things,  if no one else has stepped up, I am willing to take a shot if you feel comfortable with me doing it.
>
> I assume you are busy getting ready for pyData. I hope it goes really well. We can visit after you get done, or pop me a quick note and I will start putting together some pieces.
>
> Bill

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