Exciting news, everyone!
Do you remember a few months ago, when I shared the following quote
about the videos taken at PyCon 2009?
���... the A/V crew did such a wonderful job that it makes me tear up
because I have been watching Carl put everything together behind the
scenes and sometimes I was so skeptical because at times it seemed
way too ambitious. Wow. Just. Wow. ... Everyone, please find a
way for there to be as many or more video volunteers next year.���
- Sheila Miguez
Well, the "Carl" that the quote was talking about - Carl Karsten - will
be one main speaker at Python Atlanta next week!
Thanks to our Summer Schedule, that moves us to the third Thursday for
July and August, our meeting next week coincides with Carl's visit to
Atlanta to check out the hotel and - here's more big news - to film the
talks at the iPhone BarCamp that's happening a week from Saturday:
If you have wanted to help with A/V at PyCon, or know anyone who is
thinking about helping, THIS IS A HUGE CHANCE TO GET SOME EXPERIENCE!
And, you will get into a cool, half-day conference for free that's right
here in Atlanta.
The schedule next week, then, goes something like this:
6:00pm - Carl joins us for dinner at Figo
7:30pm - We have our regular meeting, including a talk by Carl
Late afternoon - Carl and anyone who wants to help go set up the
video equipment at the King Plow Arts center
8:00am to 1:00pm - we get to do a test run of what it's like to
record a conference by helping out our friends who program for
iPhones, Android Phones, Nokia phones, and more!
Feel free to share this information with anyone else who is interested,
and let them know that they can email me with any questions. I would
have liked to have let you guys know a bit earlier - say, with more than
one week of notice - but it was just in the past few days that all of
these plans have come together.
The meeting next week will be more than just Carl and we will talk about
more than PyCon; in particular, unless someone else wants to step
forward, I'd like to do a presentation on Sphinx that includes all the
basics, from how to organize your documentation, to theming. But, if
you have other topics you'd like to have covered, or have talks or
lightning talks you'd like to give, just email me and let me know!
See you next Thursday night:
Brandon Craig Rhodes [address removed] http://rhodesmill...