[python-advocacy] Slide deck for introductory talk
mtobis at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 16:47:28 CET 2007
This is a good suggestion. I will certainly try to make what I have
available. Maybe a webcast is in order.
Note however, that its intent is as an intro to programming using Python,
not as an intro to Python itself, and especially NOT as an intro to Python
suitable for Perlmongers.
Indeed, Python for Perlmongers and Python for Javanauts and Python for C++
gurus and Python for FoxPro hackers and Python for Fortran victims might all
be somewhat different. You have to "reset your brain" differently in each
case. However, they will not differ as much among each other as Python for
On 2/1/07, Catherine Devlin <catherine.devlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Aside from its use at PyCon, would you consider making your slides
> available to the Python community in general, to be archived in places like http://advocacy.python.org/
> I've often thought that the Python community could use a ready-to-go slide
> deck for a basic introduction. I've considered giving a local "intro to
> Python" presentation - heck, the local Perl Mongers group has been *nagging
> me to* - but I haven't had time to put together a good slide deck. If I
> could just grab an existing introductory talk, practice it, and go - I could
> start presenting right away. I'll bet we could find people in many cities
> who could do the same thing.
> Is there a "standard" Intro to Python slide deck out there already that
> I'm simply unaware of?
> "If you died today, are you 100% certain that your successor could read
> and maintain your code?"
> On 1/31/07, Michael Tobis <mtobis at gmail.com> wrote: [originally to edu-sig
> and pycon-organizers, not advocacy at python.org]
> > I guess it's a bit late to try to put this together, but is there any
> > interest in putting together a Python for Newbies presentation at PyCon for
> > friends and family?
> > I have a two-hour presentation I've given a few times, so it would not
> > take much prep for me to do this. It has some nice features, in that it
> > gives people the flavor of programming in just one session.
> - Catherine
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