Re: [python-172] Next meeting

From: Justin Abrahms (né L.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:37 PM
I could give a quick talk titled: "What you (Yes, You!) need do to get
into an awesome magazine." referencing PyMag's process and what you
could expect from it as an author. Its likely less than 5min, but its
something.

 -justin

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 3:22 PM, David Christian
<[address removed]> wrote:
> 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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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Justin Lilly
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