addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Re: [python-172] Next meeting

From: David C.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:22 PM
Great!  So we've got:

* Intro to lightning talks (Bob H)
* PyCon redux (Dave C)
* DVDev - Distributed Versioned Development (Douglas M)
* ReST CherryPy/SqlAlchemy (Gloria)
* TurboGears + code analysis site (Matthias)
* Sunlight Foundation (Julie)

Some thoughts for folks signed up:

If you're not certain that you'll have an easy time hooking up to a
random projector (if you don't have a mac) then I'd suggest having
your slides available in a standard format or on the web - if you have
slides.

I'm excited to see so many people stepping up.  Who's next?

Dave

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Douglas Mayle <[address removed]> wrote:
> I think that's a great idea! ?I was at the Sunlight Foundation's Open
> Government sprint at PyCon Chicago. ?A lot of people were on the 50 states
> project (which is mostly just screen scraping legislative data, but it's a
> great opportunity to learn lxml), but I worked with a few colleagues of mine
> on pvoter.org, a tool for an involved constituency and crowdsourcing
> government representative data (It ties in nicely with mobile commons,
> votesmart, and the new CIVX project (civx.us))
>
> Doug
>
> On Apr 14, 2009, at 3:05 PM, Julie wrote:
>
>> I'd like to do a lightning talk on the Sunlight Foundation and data
>> transparency (using Python and other langs) -- including specific ways
>> we can all get involved to help make government data more open.
>>
>> Julie
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM, David Christian
>> <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 21st, at 7PM
>>> LOCATION: Return Path, 304 Park ave South (map:
>>> http://tinyurl.co...­)
>>> Note: Enter on 23rd St, and it's on the 7th floor.
>>> TOPIC: Lightning talks!
>>>
>>> So folks at the last meeting were interested in doing shorter talks on
>>> a broader variety of subjects. ?For the next meeting, we're planning
>>> on doing lightning talks. ?These can be fun, but are best when
>>> everyone gets involved.
>>>
>>> Q: What is a lightning talk?
>>> A: In short, a lightning talk is a 5 minute talk about anything. ?It
>>> should likely be something that your fellow python developers would
>>> find interesting, but that's about the whole of the guidelines. ?But
>>> you have to give your talk and be done in _5 minutes_, or you will be
>>> cut off. ?The beauty of this is we can get introduced quickly to a
>>> number of new topics, and folks can present on something without
>>> having to be willing to give a 45 minute long presentation.
>>>
>>> If things are going well, a beautiful thing can happen - while the
>>> initial lightning talks are going, more people will realize they have
>>> something to say and they'll start prepping a lightning talk in the
>>> back of the room. ?This can create a kind of conversation that can be
>>> fun to follow and be a part of.
>>>
>>> Q: Should I give a lightning talk?
>>> YES! ? The only way an evening of lightning talks work is if people
>>> sign up. ?THIS MEANS YOU. ?Especially if you're an experienced
>>> developer. ?I'm sure you have something to say - it's time to share it
>>> with us; we want to know.
>>>
>>> Q. ?What do I do if I want to give a lightning talk?
>>> A: Just respond to this email with a sentence describing your topic,
>>> and you'll be on the list.
>>>
>>> Q: What's a good topic for a lightning talk?
>>> Anything that you're wanting to get off your chest. ?But if you're
>>> struggling for topics, here are some that work well:
>>> ?1. ?Why my favorite module / add-on package is X.
>>> ?2. I want to do cool project X. Does anyone want to help?
>>> ?3. Successful Project: I did project X. It was a success. Here's
>>> how you could benefit.
>>> ?4. Failed Project: I did project X. It was a failure, and here's why.
>>> ?5. Heresy: People always say X, but they're wrong. Here's why.
>>> ?6. You All Suck: Here's what is wrong with our community.
>>> ?7. Call to Action: Let's all do more of X / less of X.
>>> ?8. A Funny Thing happened to me on the Way to the Mailing List /
>>> Newsgroup / Web Forum.
>>> ?9. Wouldn't it be cool if X?
>>> ?10. Someone needs to do X.
>>> ?11. Wish List
>>> ?12. Why X was a mistake.
>>> ?13. Why X looks like a mistake, but isn't.
>>> ?14. What it's like to do X.
>>> ?15. Here's a useful technique that worked.
>>> ?16. Here's a technique I thought would be useful but didn't work.
>>> ?17. Why add-on package X sucks.
>>> ?18. Comparison of similar add-on packages X and Y.
>>> ?19. Why we should be paying more attention to X.
>>> ?20. My Favorite Feature
>>>
>>>
>>> Ok, so by now you're thinking that one of those topics is something
>>> you can talk about. ?So just hit reply-all and let us know what it is
>>> you've got to share with us.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Dave
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on
>>> this mailing list ([address removed])
>>> http://python.mee...­
>>> This message was sent by David Christian ([address removed]) from
>>> The New York Python Meetup Group.
>>> To learn more about David Christian, visit his/her member profile:
>>> http://python.mee...­
>>> To unsubscribe or to update your mailing list settings, click here:
>>> http://www.meetup...­
>>> Meetup Support: [address removed]
>>> 632 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 USA
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on
>> this mailing list ([address removed])
>> http://python.mee...­
>> This message was sent by Julie ([address removed]) from The New York
>> Python Meetup Group.
>> To learn more about Julie, visit his/her member profile:
>> http://python.mee...­
>> To unsubscribe or to update your mailing list settings, click here:
>> http://www.meetup...­
>> Meetup Support: [address removed]
>> 632 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 USA
>>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on
> this mailing list ([address removed])
> http://python.mee...­
> This message was sent by Douglas Mayle ([address removed]) from The New
> York Python Meetup Group.
> To learn more about Douglas Mayle, visit his/her member profile:
> http://python.mee...­
> To unsubscribe or to update your mailing list settings, click here:
> http://www.meetup...­
> Meetup Support: [address removed]
> 632 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 USA
>
>

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy