For September, we will try a new format of lightening talks and "bitch 'n' fixed".
Responses from the 'call for bitches' earlier indicated that people want to 'bitch n fix' django most. Many also expressed that they want to hear what others are doing, how they are using python, specific interests include: PIL, caching, pygame, pyglet on osx, merge/replace in sqlalchemy, pdb post mortem, tail call optimization, Element Tree...
With this in mind, let's go with an informal format similar to Lightening Talks (which incidentally, is an idea started at Python Conference and now adopted in most conferences, code camps, SHDH, etc.. In fact, lightening talks are fast becoming engineers' favorite session at tech events). Here is more info (http://us.pycon.org/2010/conference/lightning/) if you are not familiar.
So, here is how it will work. When you arrive, sign-up for your 5 mins of 'bitch n fix' / lightening talks. After some time, we will switch gear and work together and 'fix' the things we complained about - (probably mostly on django at this point), or continue to geek out on topics previously covered.
Also, very important! The building's security requires the FULL NAME and EMAIL of all visitors ahead of time for after hours entry. Please fill out this
if you haven't done so already.
6:30p - Check-in and mingle, with Pizza and Beer provided by our sponsor Lolapps
7.00p - 'Bitch' / Lightening talks (5 minutes each)
7.40p - 'Fix' / more geeking out (Lolapps has a number of white boards we can use too)
8:25p - Closing remarks, but floor will be open for more Bitching, Fixing, Mingling, Ping pong/beer pong...
9:30p - Door close and moving the party to John Colins
Sounds good? Feel free to ping me with questions or suggestions -