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How to Be a Speaker
We mostly find speakers through a combination of luck and interest. If you have any inclination to speak on whatever topic, let us know. Email works, meetup messages work, but the thing that works best is just walking up to Brian at a meeting and telling him what you want to talk about. That said, here are some often-requested topics:
- Django (really this is the #1 suggestion. If you want to talk about Django, you'll get scheduled.)
- Web servers (like Flask and web.py)
- Scientific computing
- Tools (IPython would be an especially welcome talk)
- Getting Started with Python - data structures, decorators, etc
Talks tend to be from 25 to 50 minutes in length, usually followed by some time for Q&A. We provide a projector, but don't have many adapters so bringing one you know works for your computer (to DVI) would be super.Promotion
If you've got some software that you'd like to demo to the group, contact us. If we think it's a good fit, we'll schedule a session. Anything with a Python interface is fair game!
If you're recruiting (either as an agent or directly), feel free to post on the discussion board and come to group meetings. However, please respect the following guidelines:
- When you post in the discussion group, be as specific as your contract allows you to be. Specific challenges in the position are good, the company name is better. Vague posts ("recruiting for Fortune 500 company" style) will be deleted, but you will be given the chance to re-post with more specifics.
- If you come to the group, let an organizer know beforehand (or when you get there, at least) so they can give you a couple minutes to speak before the presentation.
- In general, please don't recruit for jobs that require relocation out of St. Louis.
In general, if you're trying to promote anything (company, software, problems) giving a talk on it is the best way to get people interested. Q&A/discussion talks are welcome!Code of Conduct
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important for us to build a healthy and inclusive community. Please familiarize yourself with them, and speak up if you see something happening.