Re: [python-172] Next meeting

From: Douglas M.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:59 AM
Hi Justin,

I sat behind you at the Python Meetup last night, and I meant to ask  
you for the necessary  links and info, but got distracted.  I'd like  
to know more about what I have to do to propose an article...

Thanks,
Douglas Mayle

On Apr 14, 2009, at 5:04 PM, Justin Lilly wrote:

> 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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