I'm down. I love hackfests!
I really like the 2-a-month plan. If there's an ITP-ish one and an
OTP-ish one, look for me ITP (and I'll try to make it OTP sometimes).
On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Skylar Saveland
<[address removed]> wrote:
> I like the idea too. Not sure how much time I'll be able to put in but I
> can try!
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 9:12 PM, Toby <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Love this idea! I am in.
>> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:10 AM, JR Rickerson <[address removed]>
>> > Greetings fellow PyATL members!
>> > For those of you who don't know me, I'm JR Rickerson, a software
>> > developer,
>> > and I've been a member of PyATL for about two years now. I've really
>> > enjoyed going to the meetings and listening to a lot of the talks - I
>> > know
>> > I've learned a lot and even steered my career in a more "pythonic"
>> > direction
>> > recently.
>> > What I also enjoy is working on a lot of small hobby projects of my own
>> > at
>> > home. While I love the talks at PyATL, I tend to be a hands-on kind
>> > of guy,
>> > and I thought perhaps we could add something to PyATL - "jam sessions".
>> > A
>> > jam sessions as I envision it is simply a group of developers getting
>> > together in the same location to collaborate on whatever projects they
>> > feel
>> > like. Whether they're hobby projects like mine, something you're
>> > working on
>> > creating for a start-up idea, or your favorite open source project,
>> > everything is fair game. We can just enjoy working on our projects, ask
>> > each other for advice, and perhaps those who don't currently have a
>> > project
>> > might like to find a couple of people already working on one and join
>> > in.
>> > There are no "rules," just programming, discussion, and fun!
>> > I am willing to organize what I can of these jam sessions and help get
>> > people "into the flow" as much as possible as we start this out. At
>> > each
>> > session I will probably stand up for a few minutes, give a brief
>> > introduction, and ask someone from each project group to give a quick
>> > description of your project so that others who are interested can come
>> > talk
>> > to you and join in if they like. I'm going to schedule the sessions to
>> > be
>> > about 4 hours each so there should be time to really get into some code,
>> > and
>> > so those people who can't stay as late or get there as early can just
>> > join
>> > in when they can. There's no shame in showing up late, so just come
>> > join in
>> > whenever you arrive.
>> > Since I have a very busy September, and unfortunately will not be
>> > available
>> > at the next PyATL meetup, I propose we start these jam sessions in
>> > October.
>> > Currently I'm proposing we have 2 sessions per month. You don't need to
>> > feel obligated to go to both, but I think I can be available for both,
>> > so
>> > that anyone who can't make one of the sessions might be able to make the
>> > second one. I've found a location for one of the sessions, but I'm open
>> > to
>> > suggestions for the second session's location. Several PyATL members
>> > who
>> > live or work in the Alpharetta and Norcross areas have expressed a
>> > desire to
>> > have a location closer to them, so I'm thinking something in the
>> > Ashford-Dunwoody area would be more central for everyone. Any suggested
>> > location should have enough seating, free wireless internet access,
>> > power (I
>> > can bring extension cables and power strips), and preferably quick
>> > access to
>> > snacks and drinks. Please let me know if you know that area any better
>> > than
>> > I do and know of a good location for us to meet. I'll be happy to call
>> > them
>> > and set everything up if you can just point me in their direction!
>> > Proposed Schedule:
>> > Jam Session #1
>> > Date: 1st Tuesday of the month (Oct 4)
>> > Time: 7pm - 11pm
>> > Location: Tom's Folly Bar and Grill (map)
>> > Jam Session #2
>> > Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month (Oct 18)
>> > Time: 7pm - 11pm (depending on location)
>> > Location: TBD
>> > If anyone thinks this is a good idea or has any questions or comments,
>> > please let me know.
>> > Thanks, and I hope to see you at the first session on Oct 4!
>> > JR Rickerson
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