Re: [python-46] resurrecting the book club

From: Doug H.
Sent on: Friday, May 1, 2009 5:29 PM

On May 1, 2009, at 11:50 AM, Skylar Saveland wrote:

Hello All,

I now have the books!  They will be coming to the regular meeting on May 14th.  I think we are trying to do an "everyone gets and equal chance" / "first-come-first-serve" method.  These books look pretty good.  I'm half envisioning getting trampled by a riotous group of would-be readers. Doug, do you want me to give a list of the books and authors/information or do we want to make people come and be surprised?

I posted a list of titles yesterday, but didn't include author information, so that might be good to post. Thanks!

I'm reading "Python Web Development with Django".  I may be done by Thursday and ready to pass it on.  I really want to force it on a coworker; but, if he is not gung-ho, I will definitely bring it to get recycled into PyATL.

Good plan!



Skylar

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Ryan <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey Doug,

Do you have the list of books you want people to read and review? I
would be interested in contributing.

- Ryan
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On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Doug Hellmann <[address removed]> wrote:
>
> On Apr 30, 2009, at 10:13 AM, Corey Osman wrote:
>
>> Doug,
>>
>> I could use a advanced programming with python book or a django or web
>> services python book.
>
> I think the Django book in this batch is already spoken for.  There will be
> some other titles available at the meeting on the 14th, though.  Watch this
> list for details.
>
> Doug
>
>>
>>
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Corey
>> On Apr 25, 2009, at 3:55 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>>
>>> Hello, Python Atlanta,
>>>
>>> Some of you may remember that in the past we had a "sub-group" organized
>>> as a book club.  I'm working to resurrect that activity, and am looking for
>>> input from anyone who wants to participate.
>>>
>>> I'm working on setting up arrangements with the publicists at several
>>> publishers of Python and general programming books.  I'm basing the
>>> agreements on what we were doing last year:  They will send us review copies
>>> of books so we can read them and discuss them.  After we've read them
>>> (usually within 4-6 weeks), we'll post reviews online to our individual
>>> blogs and/or the PyATL group blog.
>>>
>>> The reviews aren't a huge commitment.  They don't have to be very long or
>>> follow a formal structure.  I can provide some examples and guidelines for
>>> anyone interested, but typically you would describe the nature of the book,
>>> impressions about readability, whether the content matched your
>>> expectations, and whether it was technically accurate.  We try to be
>>> balanced and talk about the good and bad, but if a book is bad you have to
>>> call it like it is.
>>>
>>> I have a stack of books on my desk from Pearson waiting for readers, so
>>> if you would like to participate let me know via this list.  Once I have an
>>> idea of the level of interest, we can work out the details for distributing
>>> books and making sure the reviews are posted.
>>>
>>> Doug
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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